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Oak Park personal injury lawyer Benjamin A. Crane is a principal in the law firm of Coplan + Crane where he exclusively represents individuals and families victimized by wrongful conduct in the Chicago area and throughout Illinois and the Midwest. Mr. Crane concentrates his practice in plaintiff's personal injury law including cases arising under the FELA, from medical malpractice, workplace injuries, transportation (automobile, truck, and railroad) negligence, premises liability, and wrongful death litigation.
After earning his Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Norbert College in 1997, Mr. Crane attended The John Marshall Law School and was awarded a Juris Doctor in 2000. During law school, Mr. Crane clerked for the Presiding Judge of the Law Division, the Honorable Judith Cohen, and at a large Chicago law firm. Upon receiving his license to practice law, Mr. Crane went to work for a large defense firm, representing doctors and hospitals in medical malpractice cases and insurance companies in a variety of personal injury matters.
Mr. Crane is a very active member of the legal community. He belongs to the Chicago Bar Association, where he served as chair of the Tort Litigation Committee in 2005-2006. Mr, Crane is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago, Public Justice, and the American Association for Justice, where he has served on the New Lawyers Division Board of Governors. In 2006-07, Mr. Crane served as the co-chair of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Products Liability Committee, and recently, began serving as a charter member of AAJ's Bus Litigation Group.
Year of Birth: 1975