Eric R. Lifvendahl

 

Eric R. Lifvendahl

Of Counsel | 312-456-2707 | elifvendahl@lowis-gellen.com

Eric is a seasoned trial lawyer with broad commercial litigation experience in state and federal courts around the country. Cases Eric handles typically include disputes involving breach of contract, violations of non-competition agreements, fraud, antitrust violations representing direct action plaintiffs, accounting and legal malpractice, construction defect, and securities law violations, among other claims. Eric has also successfully argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Appellate court. Prior to entering private practice, Eric was a criminal prosecutor at the Cook County State’s Attorney Office where he tried numerous jury and bench trials.

Eric recently won a $49.7 million jury verdict for his client, a real estate developer, for breach of contract in Florida state court. It was there 3rd largest verdict in Florida last year. He is also currently representing businesses who fell victim to price fixing schemes and other antitrust violations in cases in Chicago and California federal court.

Education/Bar Admissions:

Mr. Lifvendahl received a B.A. in communications in 1988 from Boston College. He received his J.D. in 1992 from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for the highest grade in business planning law.

Eric is admitted to the following federal trial and appellate courts:

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (including the trial bar);
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois;
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit;

In addition, he has been admitted pro hac vice and represented clients in lawsuits in the following states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin.



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