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   3Edward M. CasmereChicago(312) 471-8775ecasmere@rshc-law.comecasmere@rshc-law.comRiley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLPwww.rshc-law.comwww.rshc-law.comcasmereedwardm.jpgPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense LawToxic Torts Defense Law
Edward M.
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
70 W Madison St Ste 2900
Chicago IL 60602-4246
Ph.(312) 471-8775 Fx.(312) 471-8701
Recommended by peers in:
Personal Injury Defense Law: General
Products Liability Defense Law
Toxic Torts Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Edward Casmere is a litigator and trial lawyer. He concentrates his practice in product liability, mass tort, commercial and general litigation. He has been involved in the litigation of claims in a wide range of areas including:

      Toxic tort
      Product liability
      Premises liability
      Personal injury/wrongful death
      Legal malpractice
      Medical malpractice
      General contract litigation
      Reinsurance and insurance coverage
      Civil conspiracy
Mr. Casmere has substantial experience in pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings, and has represented various Schiff Hardin clients in numerous proceedings in states from coast to coast.

Mr. Casmere has extensive trial experience in wrongful death and negligence cases and serves as a national trial lawyer for some of the firm's major clients. In addition to his courtroom work, Mr. Casmere serves as national or regional counsel to clients, with responsibility for the development, coordination and implementation of overall defense strategy.

Pro Bono Activities:
Mr. Casmere's pro bono practice includes successfully representing clients in areas ranging from family law to civil rights.

Previous Experience:
Prior to his law career, Mr. Casmere worked for a number of years in the sales and marketing field.

Bar Admissions:  
New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Year of Birth:  1972

Law School:  John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2001
Law School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude; Order of John Marshall

Undergraduate School:  Illinois State University, B.S., political science and public relations/communications, 1995

Employment History:  
  • U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Judicial Extern, 1999

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
      • 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch, Law Bulletin Publishing Company, 2009
      • Illinois Super Lawyers® "Rising Star" in Personal Injury Defense: Products

Published Legal Writing:  
  • "Rx for Liability: Advocating the Elimination of the Pharmacist's No Duty to Warn Rule," 33 John Marshall Law Review 425, Winter 2000

Legal Lectures:  
  • Co-presenter, "Cook County, Illinois Asbestos Litigation: Docket and Procedures," Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, St. Louis, MO, September 21, 2012
  • Co-presenter, "The Illinois Rules of Evidence - Perspectives from Plaintiff and Defense Counsel," HarrisMartin Publishing's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, St. Louis, Missouri, September 23, 2011
  • Co-presenter, "Examination of Corporate Representative," HarrisMartin Asbestos Conference: Trial of a Mesothelioma Case from Jury Selection to Verdict, Chicago, IL, June 23, 2009
  • Co-presenter, "Do the Right Thing: Ethical Challenges in Asbestos Litigation," Andrews Asbestos Litigation Conference 2009, New Orleans, LA, April 30, 2009

Firm Description:  
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila was established in 2016 to drive exceptional results and provide elite legal services with value-based pricing. Lean by design, their highly experienced and diverse team is intensely focused on solving their clients’ legal problems as business problems.

Additional Office Locations:  
San Francisco, New York

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