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Edward E. Fu

Biography
Credentials
Experience

Biography

Edward E. Fu concentrates his practice in product liability, professional negligence, and commercial litigation at the trial and appellate levels.

Mr. Fu has extensive experience representing various manufacturers and businesses in a broad range of matters, including product liability cases, breach of warranty cases, consumer fraud (ICFA) claims and breach of contract and franchise agreements. He has experience as lead counsel and second chair in numerous trials in state and federal courts and routinely defends clients at arbitration hearings.

Mr. Fu vigorously defends physicians and attorneys in malpractice actions and has counseled clients appearing before their professional review boards. His appellate experience includes appeals before the Illinois reviewing courts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a wide variety of matters from trade secret and copyright infringement to Second Amendment amicus submissions to the Illinois Supreme Court.

In 2016, he was given the “Emerging Lawyer” distinction from Leading Lawyers. “Emerging Lawyers” have been identified by their peers to be among the top lawyers who are 40 or younger or have practiced for no more than 10 years. Less than 2% of all lawyers licensed in each state receive the distinction of “Emerging Lawyer.”

In 2019, Mr. Fu was selected by Crain’s Chicago Business as a notable minority in law. He received this prestigious recognition for his legal work, as well as his positive influence on both the legal field and the community.  That same year he received a JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award for Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Product Liability Action.

Mr. Fu served as a Judicial Extern to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in 2006. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where he was a member of the Loyola Law Journal and the Saul Lefkowitz National Moot Court Team.

Credentials

Education

J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2006

  • Member of the Loyola Law Journal
  • Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Team
B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Awards

  • Leading Lawyer (2020)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Minorities in Law (2019)
  • 2019 JVR Trial Lawyer Excellence Award (Outstanding Defense Verdict in a Product Liability Action)
  • Emerging Lawyer (2016)

Affiliations

  • Illinois, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2007

Presentations

Mr. Fu served as a guest panelist lecturer at the June 2014 Ethics Conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin: “Think Twice Before You Search: Who can you investigate and how deep can you go?” Among the topics addressed were the ethical considerations of the use of pretexting when conducting witness background investigations and the use of social media in litigation.

 

Experience

Transmission Mass Litigation

07/17/2020 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Ongoing litigation representing major automotive manufacturer.

DBMS represents a major automotive manufacturer in ongoing mass litigation involving allegedly defective transmissions affecting millions of vehicles manufactured from 2010-2016. ...

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Takata Airbag Mass Litigation

09/01/2019 to present Client:

Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

Outcome:

Ongoing litigation representing major automotive manufacturer.

DBMS presently represents a major automotive manufacturer in ongoing multi-district litigation involving the Takata airbag recalls affecting millions of vehicles. ...

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