Edward C. Eberspacher IV




  •  University of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois (J.D. – 2005) (Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Illinois – Champaign, Illinois (B.A. Finance – 2002), with honors
  • Curtin University of Technology – Perth, Western Australia (Semester Abroad, School of Business – Spring 2001)


  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted pro hac vice in various United States District Courts in Ohio, Florida, Mississippi and Pennsylvania

Edward “Ted” Eberspacher concentrates his practice on the defense of complex litigation matters and consumer class actions in a broad range of industries.  He has advised extensively on Telephone Consumer Protection Act disputes, as well as matters involving unfair business practices and consumer fraud laws, in courts throughout the United States.  Ted’s practice also involves complex business and insurance disputes, including claims against directors and officers for breach of fiduciary duty, negligence, intentional interference and civil conspiracy.  He also regularly represents professionals in state and federal malpractice litigation with particular emphasis on the defense of attorneys and insurance producers.  His professional liability practice also includes the representation of attorneys, judges and other licensed professionals concerning complicated ethics inquires and licensing issues before the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the Judicial Inquiry Board and the Illinois Department of Professional and Financial Regulation.  Ted also represents condominium associations in litigated matters and serves as outside General Counsel to several of those associations’ boards of directors.

Ted has been selected to “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2013-2020) and “Super Lawyers” (2021) nine years in a row in the fields of consumer class action/mass tort and professional liability defense.  He has also been recognized by his peers as an “Emerging Lawyer” (2018-2020) and “Leading Lawyer” (2021), a distinction reserved for less than 5% of all attorneys licensed in the State of Illinois.

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Ted earned his B.A. in Finance from the University of Illinois with honors.  He received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law, magna cum laude, where he was a Harno Scholarship recipient, a Rickert Scholar for Oral Advocacy and member of Illinois’ Moot Court Board of Editors.  He was regional champion and placed third nationally in the HNBA Moot Court Competition.

Ted is a published author and frequent lecturer on professional liability, ethics and class action topics.  He is also an active member of the Chicago Program Advisory Board for the University of Illinois College of Law and mentors third year law students participating in the program.  He is a member of the American Bar Association where he serves on its Advisory Panel and is also a member of the Illinois State, Chicago and DuPage County Bar Associations.  Ted is also a member of the Claims & Litigation Management Alliance.

  • Gilman Opco LLC v. Lanman Oil Co., Inc., Case No. 13-cv-7846, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41548 (N.D. Ill. March 28, 2014)
  • Marina Towers Condo. Assoc. v. Mathers, 2013 Ill. App. Unpub. LEXIS 2205 (1st Dist. 2013)
  • Independence Plus, Inc. v. Walter, 2012 Ill. App. LEXIS 1009 (1st Dist. 2012)
  • Freedberg v. Ohio Nat’l Ins. Co., 2012 Ill. App. LEXIS 633 (1st Dist. 2012)
  • Hutteburg v. Cundiff, 966 N.E.2d 995 (4th Dist. 2012)
  • Cox v. Smith (In re Cent. Ill. Energy Coop.), Case No. 09-81409, Adv. No. 11-8027, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 3848 (C.D. Ill. August 22, 2012)
  • Glen Ellen Pharmacy, Inc. v. Meda Pharms., Inc., Case No. 09 C 4100, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 116372 (N.D. Ill., August 16, 2012); see also, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 142373 (N.D. Ill. Dec. 9, 2011)
  • Xiaofa Shi v. Am. Honda Motor Co., Case No. 11 C 2682, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 128928 (N.D. Ill. Nov. 8 2011)
  • Melrose Park Sundries, Inc. v. Carlini, 399 Ill. App. 3d 915 (1st Dist. 2010)
  • Maltz v. Federal Express Corp., Case No. 10 C 2155, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66031 (N.D. Ill. July 1, 2010)
  • Sheriff v. Bridgeford Foods Corp., Case No. 08 C 3570, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82809 (N.D. Ill. Sept. 9, 2009)
  • Helka Express Int’l, Inc. v. Shine Express, Inc., Case No. 05 C 6432, 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 21560 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 18, 2009)
  • Solovy v. Federal Express Corp., Case No. 07 C 6721, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 20448 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 5, 2008)
  • Sobilo v. Manassa, 479 F. Supp. 2d 805 (N.D. Ill. 2007)
  • Guest Lecturer, Small Firm Practice Class, University of Illinois College of Law (January, 2021, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Panelist, Risk Management: Avoiding Legal Malpractice Claims, Illinois Professional Responsibility MCLE Marathon, Practicing Law Institute (April, 2019, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Panelist, Strengthening and Enhancing Your Company’s Defense Against TCPA Litigation, The Knowledge Group, LLC (October 2015, LIVE Webcast)
  • Panelist, Top Mistakes Leading to Malpractice, Law Bulletin Seminars Ethics 2015 (June 2015, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Moderator, How to Avoid Lawsuits at the Pre-Suit Stage, Defense Research Institute Professional Liability Seminar (December 2013, New York, New York)
  • Presenter, Zen and the Art of Getting the Second Case, Defense Research Institute Annual Meeting (October 2012, New Orleans, LA)
  • Author, Illinois Considers Exceptions to the Statute of Repose for Claims Against Attorneys, Riding the E&O Line (DRI, June 2012)
  • Co-Presenter, Hot Topics in Professional Liability, Chicago Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section (Professional Liability Committee) (June 2011, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Presenter, The Liability of Successor Counsel, Chicago Bar Association – Young Lawyers Section (Professional Liability Committee) (April 2011, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Author, Language and Cultural Barriers Do Not Save Immigrant’s Untimely Legal Malpractice Claims, In the Loop (March 2011)
  • Co-Author, Duty – A Modernized Guide for Defending the Insurance Producer Claim, For the Defense (DRI, January 2011)
  • Co-Author, A Case for Business Accountability: Statutorily Limited Duty to Procure by Illinois Insurance Brokers, Agents of America (January 2011)
  • Co-Presenter, Legal Malpractice Claims in Real Estate Transactions, presented to various LPL claims departments (November 2010)
  • Panelist, How to Prepare for Trial Before Stepping Foot in the Courtroom, The John Marshall Law School Civil Trial Panel Discussion (October 2009, Chicago, Illinois)
  • Co-Presenter, A Thoroughly Random Discussion of Illinois Legal Malpractice Issues, presented to various LPL claims departments (August 2009)
  • Co-Author, Pay It Forward: Legal Malpractice and the Liability of Successor Counsel, For The Defense (DRI, May 2009)
  • Co-Author, My Negligence? What About Yours?: Legal Malpractice and a Client’s Comparative Fault, For The Defense (DRI, October 2007)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI) Professional Liability Steering Committee (2007-2018); Vice-Chair, Professional Liability Publications (2008-2009); Chair, Professional Liability Publications (2009-2011); DRI Publications Board (2011-2018)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Chicago Program Advisory Board for the University of Illinois College of Law
  • Agents of America
  • American Bar Association – ABA Advisory Panel (2008-Present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • DuPage County Bar Association