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Prior to forming Antonelli Law Ltd. in 2007, Jeffrey Antonelli worked for several law firms including litigation boutiques in Chicago's Loop and a full service firm in McHenry County. His litigation experience includes hotly contested issues in business law, insurance, intellectual property, and consumer fraud. Jeffrey is especially proud of his work representing hundreds of students defrauded by improperly accredited educational institutions. He was a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Education Law Section Council from 2013-2013, and is an adviser to the Illinois Board of Higher Education Advisory Council for Private Business and Vocational Schools (PBVS). His practice includes both state and federal court.
Before attending law school, Jeffrey was interested first in business, and then in biomedical ethics. These interests led him to graduate from the nation's largest philosophy department, at Loyola University in Chicago. During college he held positions at the University of Chicago's Ben May Institute; as a medical assistant for a University of Chicago foot and ankle surgeon; and volunteered in the emergency room at the University of Chicago Hospitals. These experiences led to studying health law at the DePaul College of Law where Jeffrey earned his law degree and a certificate in health law. At that time DePaul’s Institute for Health Law was consistently ranked in the top 10 health law specialty programs nationwide.
In law school Jeffrey immersed himself in studying the practical and public policy aspects of health care through internships at the American Medical Association in Chicago, and on Capitol Hill at the Governmental Relations Office of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. Jeffrey has concentrated in civil litigation throughout his legal career, and is a member of the federal trial bar of the Northern District of Illinois, the Central District of Illinois federal court, the Chicago Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Illinois State Bar Association.
He prides himself on his strong personal ideals, passionate, ethical advocacy, and working hard to bring the best possible results for his clients. Attorney Jeffrey J. Antonelli maintains a special interest in cases involving fraud. Whether due to good parenting, his family's law enforcement employment, undergraduate studies in philosophy including ethics, or a fortuitous outcome of good breeding, one essence of Jeffrey's character is a drive to root out the truth behind fraudulent practices.
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