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Edward R. Sherman

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Edward Sherman was admitted to practice in the State of Iowa in 2000, and the State of Illinois in 2004. He has also been admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Iowa and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, the United States District Court for Northern District of Indiana.

Ed has tried jury and bench trials to verdict, participated in arbitration hearings and conducted numerous depositions in multi-party cases. Ed is also the lead attorney for all appeals for the firm and has argued appeals before the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ed is an active member of the DuPage County Bar Association, and currently serves as the Vice-Chair of the CLE Committee and as a member of the DCBA Brief Editorial Board. Ed is also a member of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel and serves on its Tort and Amicus Committees, and the Defense Research Institute where he is the Vice-Chair for Appellate Rules on the Appellate Advocacy Committee.

Ed speaks and writes on different aspects of appellate law for various bar associations in the legal community, including the DuPage County Bar Association and the ISBA Estate Planning Newsletter.

Outside of the practice of law, Ed is a member of Chamber 630 (the chamber of commerce for Downers Grove and Woodridge, Illinois), an Eagle Scout who is actively involved in scouts with his sons and is actively involved with his children’s activities with St. Scholastica School in Woodridge, Illinois.

Practice Areas

  • Appellate
  • Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Probate/Trust Litigation
  • Appeals (state and federal courts)
  • Contract Negotiation/Review


  • J.D., Drake University School of Law with Honors, 2000
  • M.P.A., Drake University, 2000
  • B.S., Community and Regional Planning with Distinction, Iowa State University, 1996

Representative Cases

  • Gacki v. Bartels, 369 Ill.App.3d 284, 859 N.E.2d 1178 (2nd Dist. 2006)
  • Hatchett v. W2X, Inc., 2013 IL App 121748 (1st Dist. 2013)
  • DeHart v. DeHart, 2013 IL 114137, 986 N.E.2d 85 (Ill. 2013)
  • Fendon v. Bank of America, N.A., 877 F.3d 714 (7th Cir. 2017)
  • Independent Bank v. Sherman A. Baarstad, et al., 2018 IL App (2d) 170496 (2nd Dist. 2018)
  • Mikka v. Safeguard Properties, LLC, 2018 IL App (1st) 171309-U (1st Dist. 2018)
  • Independent Bank v. Richard C. Nelson, 2019 IL App (2d) 171007-U (2nd Dist. 2019)
  • AB CPA, Inc. v. Michael J. Adamski, Sr., 2020 IL App (1st) 192627-U (1st Dist. 2020)