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Edward X. Clinton, Jr

Edward X. Clinton, Jr

The Clinton Law Firm
  • Business Law, Insurance Claims, Legal Malpractice
  • Illinois
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Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Legal Malpractice
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
U.S. Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Education
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
LL.M.
Activities: Tax, With High Honors
Harvard Law School
J.D. / Law
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Honors: cum laude
University of Chicago
B.A.
Activities: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Member
Current
Economic Club of Chicago
Member
Current
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
Member
Current
American Bar Association
Member
Current
Litigation Section
Member
Current
Trial Practice Committee
Member
Current
Pretrial Practice Committee
Member
Current
Discovery Committee
Member
Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Does Rule 41(d) Authorize An Award Of Attorney's Fees?
St. John's Law Review
Federal Regulation of Securities
IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement
State Regulation of Securities
IICLE, Illinois Business Law Series: Vol. III: Miscellaneous Operating Issues, 2008 Supplement
Legal Answers
2 Questions Answered

Q. Can a lawyer be stopped from extorting settlement money before filing an individual suit?
A: A lawyer's settlement demand is not typically considered extortion. Extortion is the attempt to collect a debt by a wrongful threat, such as a threat of force. If you are a defendant in such a case, I recommend that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. There are lawyers who specialize in this area and can deal with the copyright and intellectual property issues that are presented in these cases. These cases can be troubling because the defendants may be embarrassed about the viewing of the videos or pictures involved. Some may settle. The only way to prevent this is to (a) tell them you won't pay and (b) demand proof of infringement.
Q. Can I look at legal complaints against an attorney and find what the outcomes were?
A: Unfortunately there is no database that lists claims against lawyers and the resolution of said claims. Your best bet in Illinois is to check the website of the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, www.iardc.org. Otherwise a search on the internet is the best you can do.
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111 W Washington St, #1437
Chicago, IL 60602
USA
Telephone: (312) 357-1515