General Info

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)
  • Emerging Lawyer (2016)

Admissions

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

Overview

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.

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.

Experience

Plaintiffs v. Defendant Auto Manufacturer

05/23/2018

Client:

Defendant Auto Manufacturer

Outcome:

Verdict for the Defense

Ramirez v. Defendant Automotive Manufacturer

02/18/2015

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary Jugment in favor of client

Romero v. Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

10/08/2014

Client:

Defendant Automobile Manufacturer

Outcome:

Summary judgment in favor of client, with award of statutory attorneys’ fees and costs

F.M. Industries v. Defendant Financial Institution

09/08/2014

Client:

Defendant Multiple Law Firms

Outcome:

Obtained summary judgment

Cobb v. Defendant Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist and Practice

Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois (Judge Richard J. Elrod)12/11/2013

Client:

Defendant Cardiologist, Electrophysiologist and Practice

Outcome:

Verdict in Favor of Defendants

Tompkins v. Defendant Automobile Dealership

Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (Judge Sanjay Tailor)12/02/2011

Client:

Defendant Automobile Dealership

Outcome:

Summary judgment granted in favor of client

Silver v. Defendant Internist

Circuit Court of Cook County (Judge Patrick Lustig)05/07/2011

Client:

Defendant Internist

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Uldrych v. Defendant Surgeon and Hospital

Illinois Supreme Court 01/21/2011

Client:

Defendant Surgeon

Outcome:

Affirmed judgment in favor of surgeon and against hospital on implied indemnity cross claim

Ellis v. Defendant Gastroenterologist

Circuit Court of Cook County (Judge Cheryl Starks)02/01/2010

Client:

Defendant Gastroenterologist

Outcome:

Defense Verdict

Highlights

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.

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.

Off the court

Personal Information/Pro bono work

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