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Jeffrey E. Crane

Litigation Attorney at Northbrook, IL

3.7   6 reviews

Licensed for 30 years

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Lawsuits and disputes
    30%
    If you have any lawsuit, dispute, appeal of a decision, or any litigation matters, Attorney Crane can help. Give him a call today for a free consultation.

  2. Litigation
    30%
    Complex | Commercial | Financial Services | Insurance & Reinsurance | Class Action | Intellectual Property | Antitrust/Competition Law | Appellate | Attorney Crane can help you with your litigation matters. Call him today for a free consultation.

  3. Intellectual property
    15%
    Attorney Crane has represented several businesses in intellectual property disputes over trademarks and tradenames. He is qualified to help you through the same matters, so contact him today.

  4. Class action
    10%
    Proven track record of successfully defending clients against class action claims in the great state of Illinois. Call now.

  5. Contracts and agreements
    10%
    Attorney Crane can help you with your contracts, agreements, and disputes.

  6. Real estate
    5%
    Attorney Crane has an emphasis in real estate litigation. If you have a dispute to resolve, call Attorney Crane now for a free consultation.

The Law Office of Jeffrey E. Crane, LLC was established in 2014.  Jeffrey Crane is a highly experienced litigator with 22 years of experience working at major international law firms in Chicago, including Sidley Austin LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP.  His principal areas of practice include commercial litigation, intellectual property litigation, contract and business torts litigation, class actions, and insurance and financial services litigation.  Jeff has substantial experience in a broad range of commercial litigation matters, including class actions, consumer fraud actions, securities fraud, intellectual property, antitrust, white collar criminal defense, False Claims Act Medicare fraud, and business dissolutions.  He has developed particular expertise representing insurance and financial services companies on a variety of class actions issues arising out of market conduct practices, product offerings, and interest crediting practices among other items.  He also regularly represents clients in connection with government investigations at the federal, state, and regulatory levels.

 

Jeffrey Crane additionally is affiliated with FactorLaw (www.wfactorlaw.com), which has lawyers with similar, big firm experience.  FactorLaw has a Chicago office, a Northbrook office, and a team of lawyers, paralegals, and administrative support.

Education

University of Illinois College of Law, J.D. 1992; Magna Cum Laude

 University of Michigan, B.B.A. 1989; With High Distinction

Admissions/Courts

Illinois, 1992

N.D. Ill. 1992

United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits

Memberships

American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association

Licensed for 30 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 1992
Updated 10/11/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jeffrey

Law Office of Jeffrey E. Crane
Law Office of Jeffrey E. Crane, LLC
105 W. Madison Street,
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL, 60602
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Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by Lisa | January 16, 2015
Very responsive and thorough handling of legal matter!
I was in a partnership with someone who was abusing their managing member authority, and was stuck in a holding pattern for two years. I put in a search for an attorney to assist me, and Jeffrey Crane contacted me within 24 hours. He spoke at length to me about my options, asked lots of clarifying questions so that he understood the background, and then recommended a course of action. I followed his advice, and he was able to bring my partnership to a conclusion in a timely manner. He was diligent in following up with my former partner's attorney and consistently prodded them into ultimately settling the matter out of court to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend Jeffrey Crane for any matters involving a dissolution of partnership.
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Posted by Ken | January 16, 2015
Excellent Experience
Jeffrey Crane was excellent to work with. He was very knowledgable and educated me on the services I needed.. I will reach out to him again in the future when the time is needed..
Posted by Dan | October 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Litigation Specialist
I've been working with Jeff for over a year and he has been fantastic in making the process of our litigation as painless as possible. He manages timelines very well, communicates information/decision points to us in terms we can easily understand, and displays a deep understanding of the laws applicable to our dispute. It's a relief to have someone you can count on to be consistently reliable and forthcoming in these disputes. He's been great to work with and I would absolutely recommend hiring him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Mr. Crane provided us exact and timely guidance we needed throughout our lawsuit against a company for fraud and breach of contract. We knew very little about the legal process and he patiently explained things that confused us, and made sure that we stayed focused on what was relevant to the case. If we had any questions he was easily available by phone or e-mail. Although most of our interactions were of course based on facts, if we wanted his opinion to help round out our understanding, he would provide that too. He always represented us well and provided timely updates from court hearings.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Incompetent
If you are expecting an attorney to be on your side and protect your interests, this is not the guy for you. An incompetent attorney that should not be practicing. Instead of doing the job that he was hired for, he failed miserably and cost me more money than he is worth. Horrible experience with very disappointing results. Do yourself a favor and hire someone that actually cares about your case more than lining his own pockets.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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Questionable Billing Practices.
I hired Jeffrey E. Crane to represent my business on a matter that concerned a 3-week timeline. He dropped the ball on discovery and billed me nearly $80k. He then took me to Court, got a default judgment for another $33k in illegal fees which my lawyer got tossed out. BEWARE: He will BILL YOU TO NO END.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-33%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • Law Office of Jeffrey E. Crane, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sidley Austin LLP
  • 2003 - 2014
  • Partner
  • Sachnoff & Weaver, Ltd.
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Associate
  • Winston & Strawn, LLP
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Associate
  • Seyfarth Shaw
  • 1992 - 1996
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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1989

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
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Publications

  • BNA publications
  • The Pick Off’ Move: An Effective Strategy To Terminate Class Litigation?
  • 2013
  • BNA publications
  • Class Action Arbitration Waivers: Recent Developments and Cases to Watch
  • 2013
  • BNA publications
  • A New Battleground in Class Actions: Rule 23(a)(2)’s Commonality Requirement
  • 2011
  • Sidley Austin LLP Insurance & Financial Services Group
  • AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion, 131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Putative Class Actions: Litigation Strategies Given Growing Circuit Split
  • Class Actions
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I unequivocally endorse Jeff Crane. His experience, diligence and intelligence make Jeff a great choice for litigation matters. Jeff is a true professional."
Insurance Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is hard-working, smart and conscientious, and represents his clients very well. I am proud to endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is an exceptional lawyer with tremendous experience. He offers his client tremendous value."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a guy you want to have on your side. He is very personable and is extremely smart. Most importantly, he is a skilled lawyer who is persuasive and tough and is completely and totally honest with his clients. You'll be in good hands with him on your side."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jeff Crane. He is a extremely talented attorney with a strong sense of ethics."
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