Meyer Law Group

Edward C. Eberspacher IV

Edward "Ted" Eberspacher concentrates his practice on the defense of attorneys, accountants, insurance producers, securities brokers, real estate agents, physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, architects and engineers. His legal experience also includes the defense of corporations and individuals in class action litigation, including class action claims for alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Chicago Residential Landlord Tenant Ordinance. He also represents several condominium associations on corporate and litigation affairs, closely-held corporations in business disputes and employers in various state and federal court proceedings in cases involving discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

Ted has been named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list as one of the top attorneys in Illinois for the last five years in the field of professional liability litigation (2013-2017). No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to Super Lawyers, a Thompson Reuters business rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Ted is a published author and frequent lecturer on professional liability topics serving the Professional and Specialty Lines area.

Ted received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and graduated 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 a recipient of the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Evidence. Ted also served on Illinois' Moot Court Board of Editors and was a regional champion and national finalist in the HNBA Moot Court Competition, where he placed third nationally with thirty-four teams competing.

Prior to joining Meyer Law Group LLC in 2013, Ted worked at a specialty insurance defense firm. While there, Ted tackled billion-dollar class action claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), first-chaired jury trials under Illinois' Forcible Entry and Detainer statute and won multiple appeals on behalf of his D&O, E&O, products and commercial clients. 

Ted currently lives in Elmhurst with his wife and two daughters.

Education

  • University of Illinois - Champaign, Illinois (J.D. - 2005) (Magna Cum Laude)
  • University of Illinois - Champaign, Illinois (B.A. Finance - 2002) (Dean's List)
  • Curtin University of Technology - Perth, Western Australia (Semester Abroad, School of Business - Spring 2001) (Dean's List)

Licensure

  • Illinois (2005)
  • United States District Court - Northern District of Illinois (2006)
  • United States District Court - Central District of Illinois (2008)
  • United States Bankruptcy Court - Central District of Illinois (2011)
  • United States District Court - Southern District of Indiana (2015)

Professional Organizations, Appointments & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013-2017)
  • Defense Research Institute (2005-Present) - Professional Liability Steering Committee (2007-2015); Vice-Chair, Professional Liability Publications (2008-2009); Chair, Professional Liability Publications (2009-2011); DRI Publications Board (2011-2016)
  • University of Illinois College of Law, Member, Chicago Program Advisory Board (2015-Present)
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Agents of America
  • American Bar Association - ABA Advisory Panel (2008-Present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Chicago Bar Association

Reported Cases

  • 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)

Publications & Speeches

  • 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)