Jeffrey F. Clement
Jeffrey F. Clement is an attorney in the firm’s Chicago office where he concentrates his practice in civil defense litigation.
Mr. Clement has litigated matters in state and federal courts across the country. His practice spans insurance defense, insurance coverage, subrogation and commercial transactional law. He has represented and defended businesses, individuals and insurance carriers in a wide range of exposures, including construction, premises, products liability and aviation. He has also handled declaratory judgment and bad faith litigation involving insurance coverage issues. Additionally, Mr. Clement represents pilots and aviation businesses in administrative enforcement matters before the National Transportation Safety Board and Department of Transportation.
In additional to being admitted to several U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeal, Mr. Clement is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, and previously served as Chair of its YLS Insurance Coverage Committee. Mr. Clement frequently lectures on a variety of subjects. His articles have been published in the DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal and Law-Pilots Bar Association Journal.
Mr. Clement is a graduate of DePaul University with both a J.D. and M.B.A. under the J.D./M.B.A. joint-degree program.
- Personal Injury Defense
- Construction Litigation
- Product Liability Defense
- Aviation Defense
- Business/Commercial Litigation
- Insurance Coverage
- FAA Enforcement
- ENF Enterprises, LLC v. Converse Air, Inc., Circuit Court of Cook County - obtained $200,000.00 verdict in favor of client following trial in commercial dispute.
- Administrator v. Harmon, National Transportation Safety Board – the FAA’s emergency revocation of client’s pilot certificate reversed on Appeal following hearing. Attorney’s fees granted to client under the Equal Access to Justice Act.
- Clay v. Ruhe, United States District Court Northern District of Ohio – obtained summary judgment in favor of client based on Ohio Statute of Repose.
- Kramer v. Lee Runway Manager, Circuit Court of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland - obtained summary judgment in favor of airport operator. Pilot-plaintiffs' contributory negligence found to bar the claim.
- Illinois Bar, 2006
- Illinois Supreme Court
- Trial Bar, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
- United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
- United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, IL, J.D. 2005 Staff, DePaul Business and Commercial Law Journal
- DePaul University, Kellstadt School of Business, Chicago, IL, M.B.A. 2005
- Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, B.S. 2002
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Chair, YLS Insurance Coverage Committee, Chicago Bar Association (2011-2012)
- Member of Chicago Bar Association
- DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal, Volume 3, No. 3, Spring 2005: Lerohl v. Friends of Minnesota Sinfonia: An Out of Tune Definition of “Employee” Keeps Freelance Musicians from Being Covered by Title VII
- Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XXXII No. 3, Fall 2010, Banner Towers Have the Right-of-Way
- Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association Journal, Vol. XXXV No. 4, Winter 2013-14, The Legal Consequences of Using Experimental Aircraft in Filming Production or Movie Making
- A Newer and Kinder FAA?, Illinois Aviation Academy (October 2015)
- Ethical Conflicts under the Tripartite Relationship between the Insurer, the Insured and Retained Counsel, Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium (January 2015)
- FAA Enforcement Actions, Midwest Helicopter Association (2013)
- Co-speaker, FAA Enforcement Actions, John Marshall Law School, Aviation law course (February 2009)
- Use of FAA Enforcement Orders as Collateral Estoppel in Related Civil Litigation, Chicago Bar Association Aviation Committee (September 2012)