Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in Illinois, United States

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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Patent Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Alvin R. Becker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Alvin R. Becker

Beermann Pritikin Mirabelli Swerdlove LLP
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Peoria, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs Bet-the-Company Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Qui Tam Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Appellate Practice
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation and Controversy - Tax
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Antitrust
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration Mediation Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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Daniel J. McMahon was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Daniel J. McMahon

Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Insurance Law Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Utilities Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Patent Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation

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Practice Area Definition

Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.