Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA)
American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Co-Chair, AAJ Kugel Mesh Litigation Group (2007-2012)
Public Justice, Class Action Preservation Project

Charitable & Community Activities

Guest Lecturer, Class Actions and Mass Tort Practice, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Publications, Presentations, & Teaching

Ed is regularly asked to speak and present on matters of particular significance and interest, and his expertise has been sought by local, national, and international media and events. Ed has appeared on numerous news outlets including Insider Exclusive and NBC News, where his experience and insight has helped to explain  complex litigation to viewers.

Co-author: “Composix® Kugel® Mesh: A Primer”, AAJ Newsletter for the Section on Toxic, Environmental & Pharmaceutical Torts (Spring 2008).
Accountability: “Believe it or Not, Shutts Allowed It”, American Bar Association Consumer and Personal Rights Litigation Newsletter (Fall 2001).

Court Admissions

State of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (member of Trial Bar)
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
District of Nebraska

Academic Background

J.D., DePaul University, 1995
B.A., Eastern Illinois University, 1991

Awards & Recognition

2014-2017 Illinois Super Lawyer
2011-2015 Benchmark Plaintiffs’ Local Litigation Star
2009 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Semi-finalist, Annual Moot Court Competition, DePaul University College of Law
National Moot Court Team, Rendig’s National Product Liability Competition, Cincinnati, Ohio

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