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Jeffrey Alan Berman

Jeffrey Alan Berman

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Insurance, Commercial, Litigation

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About Me

Jeff has more than 26 years’ of experience in a wide range of complex commercial litigation, in trial and appellate courts, arbitration and mediation matters. He regularly appears in state and federal courts, nationwide. His practice focuses primarily on underlying class actions and related insurance coverage and bad faith litigation stemming from consumer protection claims, privacy claims and personal and advertising injury claims. He has extensive experience litigating both underlying class actions and insurance coverage disputes arising out of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act.


Jeff has been selected repeatedly as a Leading Lawyer in the area of Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law by the Leading Lawyers Network, most recently in 2014. The distinction of being a Leading Lawyer is earned by fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed to practice law in Illinois.


Jeff earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University Of Illinois College Of Law, in 1987, where he was an Associate Editor for the University of Illinois Law Review, a Notes Editor for the Illinois Bar Journal Recent Decisions, and received Harno Scholar academic recognition and the American Jurisprudence Award for U.C.C. Article 9. He earned a B.S. in Accountancy, with honors, from the University of Illinois, in 1984. He also received his Illinois Certified Public Accountant Certificate in 1984.


Jeff is admitted to practice in Illinois (1987), the United States Supreme Court (2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1990), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth  Circuit (2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh  Circuit (2013), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2014), United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1987; Trial Bar, 1994), United States District Court, Central District of Illinois (1990), United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin (2012), United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (2012) and United States District Court, Western District of Michigan (2013). He also has been admitted pro hac vice in numerous state and federal courts.


Jeff’s extensive civic and community service includes four elected terms as a Village Trustee, Village of Buffalo Grove (1999 to present), where he also has held the position of Village President Pro Tem, since May, 2011. He also has served as a member and Chairman of the Metra Citizens’ Advisory Board, representing Lake County (2010 to 2013), a member of the Regional Transportation Authority Citizens’ Advisory Board (2011 to 2013), a member of the Board of Directors, Lake County Transportation Alliance (2012 to present), a member of the Northwest Municipal Conference Transportation Committee (2001 to present), a member of the Lake County Private Activity Bond Allocation Advisory Committee (2001 to present), and a Plan Commissioner on the Village of Buffalo Grove Plan Commission (1992 to 1999).

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1987

  1. Insurance: 70%
  2. Litigation: 15%
  3. Commercial: 15%

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Contact Info

Anderson & Wanca

3701 Algonquin Road
Suite 760
Rolling Meadows, IL, 60008

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198708/17/2015

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Leading Lawyer, Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawLeading Lawyers Network2014
Leading Lawyer, Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawLeading Lawyers Network2013
Leading Suburban Business LawyersAmerican Registry2013
Leading West Suburban LawyersAmerican Registry2013
Leading West Suburban LawyersAmerican Registry2012
Leading Lawyer, Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawLeading Lawyers Network2012
Leading Lawyer, Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance LawLeading Lawyers Network2011
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Illinois College of Law1987
Harno ScholarUniversity of Illinois College of Law1987
Harno ScholarUniversity of Illinois College of Law1986
American Jurisprudence Award, U.C.C. Article 9American Jurisprudence1986
Harno ScholarUniversity of Illinois College of Law1985
High HonorsUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1984
Certified Public AccountantUniversity of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign1984

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
CounselAnderson & Wanca2011 - Present
PartnerMeckler Bulger Tilson Marick & Pearson, LLP2004 - 2011
PartnerMcGuire Woods2003 - 2004
PartnerRoss & Hardies1995 - 2003
AssociateRoss & Hardies1987 - 1995

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Docket, Lake County Bar AssociationMember and Editor2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationEditor, Recent Decisions Section1986 - 1987
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Lake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Indiana Ins. Co. v. CE Design Ltd., 2013 WL 6730772 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 20, 2013)N/A
American Cas. Co. of Reading, PA v. Formedic Communications, Ltd., 2013 WL 6484665 (E.D. Mo. Dec. 10, 2013)N/A
Standard Mut. Ins. Co. v. Lay, 2013 IL App (4th) 110527-UB, 2013 WL 6199952 (Nov. 25, 2013)N/A

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationAdvancing The Trend: The Second District Confirms That Class Plaintiffs' Rights Are 'Safe' From Conditional Pick-Off Tactics, 21 The Docket, 20 (Nov. 2014)2014
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationConflict, What Conflict? The Illinois Supreme Court Recently Held In A Ground Breaking Decision That Federal Predictions Of State Law Are Insufficient To Create A Conflict Of Law, 21 The Docket 14 (Oct. 2014)2014
The Docket - A Publication of the Lake County Bar AssociationThe Second District Provides A Clear Warning: Seemingly Anonymous On-line Posting Might Not Be Quite So Anonymous Anymore, 21 The Docket 14 (Sept. 2014)2014
Antitrust & Unfair Competition LawA Step Toward Modern Times: Moving to End The Market Power Presumption For Intellectual Property Rights In Tying Cases, 29 Antitrust & Unfair Competition Law 1 (Oct. 1990)1990
Antitrust magazineIn Search of Immunity: Hospital Peer Review And The State Action Doctrine After Patrick, 3 Antitrust 14 (1988)1988
Illinois Bar JournalRecent Decisions, Posadas de Puerto Rico Assoc. v. Tourism Co. of Puerto Rico, 76 Ill. Bar Journal 631 (July 1987)1987
Illinois Bar JournalRecent Decisions, Wilmette Park District v. Village of Wilmette, 75 Ill. Bar Journal 232 (Dec. 1986)1986
University of Illinois Law ReviewConstitutional Realism: Legislative Bans On Tobacco Advertisements And The First Amendment, 1986 U. Ill. L. Rev. 11931986

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignAccountancyBS - Bachelor of Science1984