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Jeff J. Antonelli

Jeff J. Antonelli

Practice areas:

Copyright Infringement, Education, Intellectual Property, Litigation

About Me

Experienced litigator representing copyright troll defendants, defrauded students of for-profit scams, and businesses.


Loves helping entrepreneurs.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Copyright Infringement: 40%
    4 years, 50 cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    15 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Intellectual Property: 10%
    4 years
  4. Education: 10%
    7 years, 200 cases



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Benjamin R Justus

    Jeff has handled a great number of copyright matters and has top-level experience with these cases in many jurisdictions. His approach to these cases is smart, insightful and effective. Jeff is committed to doing the right thing for his clients at all times and is very aware of their individual needs.


    Benjamin Justus Copyright Infringement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Edward X. Clinton

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeff Antonelli for many years and have worked with him on many different matters. Jeff is thoughtful, careful and hard working. He puts the client first and himself second. Jeff is an excellent litigator and has particularly valuable experience in the copyright and intellectual property area. Jeff is an expert in fighting copyright infringement cases. He has pioneered new and creative ways to defend those who may have improvidently downloaded a movie or song from the internet. Jeff has excellent litigation skills and a great courtroom presence. He has also done excellent work in the area of education fraud. He has significant experience litigating cases against for-profit schools that claim to provide an education.


    Edward Clinton Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Antonelli Law

35 East Wacker Drive
Suite 1875
Chicago, IL, 60601


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200005/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney, PrincipalAntonelli Law2007 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Gene H. Hansen, Ltd.2003 - 2007
AssociateCampion, Curran, Gummerson, Rausch & Dunlop2002 - 2003
AssociateGarretson & Santora2001 - 2002

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Pazdirek, et al v. Medical Careers InstituteSettled

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Publication NameTitleDate
RotorDrone MagazineState and Local Drone Laws2015
RotorDrone MagazineKeeping It Legal2014
Illinois State Bar Association Intellectual Property Law NewsletterTorrent Wars: Copyright trolls, legitimate IP rights, and the need for new rules vetting evidence and to amend the Copyright Act2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
DePaul University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
DePaul UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Getting Commercial Drones Off the GroundDrone Law2015
Consumer Fraud ActConsumer Fraud2009