Eric D. Allison

Associate ( Chicago )

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Bio

Clients rely on Eric Allison to produce briefs and arguments that shape the law to advance their interests. An experienced litigator and trial attorney, Eric also recognizes the efficacy of resolving matters outside of the courtroom and helps clients develop strategies to avoid protracted disputes that can drain resources and damage business relationships.

Eric represents clients, ranging from Fortune 100 companies to individuals, in complex litigation matters. Handling all phases of disputes — from pre-suit investigations to preparing for trial — Eric guides clients through disputes involving complex commercial litigation, aerospace matters, and product liability tort cases. Eric also advocates for financial service providers before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Eric’s wealth of judicial experience in state and federal courts provides him with varied perspectives that help him tailor solutions to his clients’ legal issues. Eric’s work clerking for the District Court in the Northern District of Illinois, externing for another District Court judge in the Northern District of Illinois and for two Circuit Court judges in the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County, Commercial Law Division, and interning with the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office (where he tried multiple bench trials and two jury trials) gives Eric unique insight into effective litigation strategies across a broad spectrum of venues and forums.

Experience

Clerkships

Hon. Charles R. Norgle, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2018-2019)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Margaret A. Brennan, Circuit Judge Commercial Calendar (2017-2018)
Judicial Extern, Hon. John C. Griffin, Circuit Judge Commercial Calendar (2016-2017)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Thomas M. Durkin, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2017)
711 Extern, Will County State’s Attorney’s Office, Juvenile and Misdemeanor Courts (2016)
Clerk, John Marshall International Human Rights Clinic (2015)

Credentials

Education

University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2017
JD Certificate in Trial Advocacy
Dean’s List (2014-2016)
John Marshall Distinctive Scholar

Northern Illinois University, B.A., Political Science, 2013, magna cum laude
President of Pre-Law Society (2012-2013)

Bar Admissions

Illinois

Community Service

Unbound, Sponsor
Lincoln Way Special Recreation Association