Jeff is a trial attorney with comprehensive litigation experience and broad knowledge of the law. Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. At DePaul, he was a recipient of the prestigious CALI Award for excellent trial litigation skills and the Benjamin Hooks’ Distinguished Public Service Award for his extensive pro bono work.
Jeff has handled hundreds of cases and tried countless motions, hearings and trials, both bench and jury. He has successfully advocated for clients in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties, as well as in the Northern District of Illinois federal court.
Having served as a guest lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law, DePaul University College of Law, John Marshall Law School and Loyola University School of Law, Jeff is dedicated to improving legal education and staying in touch with current legal issues. He also teaches continuing legal education to fellow attorneys in multiple subject areas.
Currently, Jeff serves as the Second Vice Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyer Section executive board. Before his current position, he served as the member service manager, director and co-chair of the Moot Court Committee. At DePaul, he is the chair of nominations for the College of Law Alumni Engagement Board and an active member of the Dean’s Advisory Council. He also serves on the Board of Mangers for the Decalogue Society of Lawyers.
Jeff is also a member of the Chicago Bar Foundation Young Professionals Board and an attorney mentor in the Justice Entrepreneurs Project. As a court-appointed guardian ad litem for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Jeff has been chosen to represent children’s best interests in court proceedings. He is a member of the Lawndale Christian Legal Center Young Professionals Board, for whom he sponsors an annual summer fundraiser to help cover the costs of college tuition for students in the Lawndale community. He previously coached the Little Village High School Mock Trial team and performed volunteer expungements for Cabrini Green Legal Aid.