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Mr. Eaton has extensive commercial litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is an active civil appellate practitioner in Appellate and Supreme Courts of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit.
Mr. Eaton is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
United States Supreme Court
First Circuit Court of Appeals
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
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 Illinois
Date of Birth: 1951
Law School: Southern Illinois University School of Law,J.D., 1977
Law School Honors/Involvement: Cum Laude; Note and Comments Editor/Law Review; president, Student Bar Association
Graduate School: Washington University School of Law, LL.M., 1979
Miami University, B.A., 1973
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:
President of Student Body
President's List of Undergraduate Scholars
Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership Honorary)
Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honorary)
Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (2014 - present)
Partner, Shefsky & Froelich (2005 - 2013)
Instructor, Loyola University School of Law (1990 - 1992, 1996 - 1997)
Partner, Ungaretti & Harris (1986 - 2005)
Partner, Hinshaw Culbertson (1983 - 1986)
Law Clerk, Justice A.G. Webber III, Fourth District, Appellate Court of Illinois (1982)
Partner, Baird, Latendresse, McCarthy & Rowden (1979 - 1983)
Law Clerk, Chief Justice Joseph H. Goldenhersh, Illinois Supreme Court (1977 - 1979)
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
President, Chicago Bar Association (2014)
CBA Board of Managers (2006 - 2008)
President, Illinois State Bar Association (2001 - 2002)
ABA House of Delegates (1998 - 2002)
Co-Chair, Cook County Board's Committee on the Courts for the 21st Century (1997 - 1999)
President, Appellate Lawyers Association (1990 - 1991)
Co-Chair, Special Committee on Rule 23, Appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court (2003)
Editor-in-Chief, Appellate Law Review (1989 - 1992)
Board of Visitors, Southern Illinois University School of Law (1993 - present)
Chair, Personnel Review Board, Treasurer's Office, State of Illinois (1991 - 1997)
Board of Directors, Southern Illinois University Foundation (1991 - 1992)
President, Miami University Alumni Association of Greater Chicago (1987 - 1988)
Board of Directors, Southern Illinois University Alumni Association (1986 - 1992)
President, Kiwanis Breakfast Club of Chicago (1984 - 1985)
Commissioner, City of Decatur Human Relations Commission (1982 - 1983)
Published Legal Writing:
Chapter author, Business and Commercial Litigation, 2007 Edition (IICLE, 2007).
Co-author, Civil Appellate Practice: State and Federal (Illinois), 2005 Edition (IICLE, 2005).
Appellate Law Review
Author of over 30 law review articles and bar publications on appellate and litigation practice
Co-author of an annual review of Illinois Supreme Court decisions in Illinois Bar Journal, 1995 - 2005
Speaker at numerous seminars on topics of appellate practice and commercial litigation.
With more than 400 attorneys, Taft has offices in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Indianapolis, Indiana; Covington, Kentucky; and Phoenix, Arizona, and maintains a presence in Florida.
The firm practices across a wide range of industries, in virtually every area of law, including business and finance, business restructuring, bankruptcy and creditor rights, environmental, health and life sciences, intellectual property, labor and employment, litigation, private client, real estate, and tax.
Since 1885, Taft has maintained a constant focus: to provide clients, both large and small, with legal advice and services that meet the highest possible standards.
Family: Jane, Brian, Brent, and Amanda1005522