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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
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Harvard Law School
J.D. | Law
Honors: cum laude
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Activities: Tax, With High Honors
University of Chicago
Activities: With Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Professional Associations
Chicago Bar Association
Economic Club of Chicago
Seventh Circuit Bar Association
American Bar Association
Litigation Section
Trial Practice Committee
Pretrial Practice Committee
Discovery Committee
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
7 Questions Answered

Q. Can a person be denied for residency in Illinois because of a conviction in 2009 for theft.?
A: No. The law does not allow the State to deny you residency. Landlord has the right to deny you a place to rent, however.
Q. My attorney made a mistake with my case filing but I think it was just a minor oversight that won't affect the outcome
A: Nope. To be malpractice the error must be significant enough to affect the outcome. Usually, you have to prove that you lost the case as a result of the error. If the error is tiny and can be corrected, there was no malpractice.
Q. Someone posts untrue reviews about me on Yelp. Can this affect my malpractice insurance rates or standing with the bar?
A: No. A negative yelp review won't have anything to do with insurance or your standing with the Bar. I'm sorry to say that there is little you can do about a Yelp review. Suing Yelp won't work and it should not work because of the first amendment. I have earned several nasty reviews. I accept them as a badge of honor.
Q. What type of attorney would you consult with to determine if a situation should be investigated by higher authority
A: I would recommend that you consult with a lawyer in the area of legal ethics or legal malpractice. If that does not give you the answer you request, I recommend that you consult with the State agency that regulates lawyers. In Illinois, that would be the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission,
Q. Is there a statute of limitations on legal malpractice?
A: Yes, there is a statute of limitations on legal malpractice in every state. Depending on where the client is located and where the lawyer is located, the statute of limitations will vary. For example, Illinois has a two-year statute of limitations while Ohio has a one-year statute of limitations.
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, Otherwise a search on the internet is the best you can do.
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Chicago, IL 60602
Telephone: (312) 357-1515