Attorneys

Andrew M. Fraerman

Associate

Phone:

312-645-6092

Fax:

866-929-7392

BIOGRAPHY

Andrew Fraerman represents clients in both state and federal courts in a variety of commercial disputes. Prior to joining The Bernstein Law Firm in 2016, Andrew was a Litigation Associate at DLA Piper, where he represented clients across multiple jurisdictions in product liability, class action, and other complex commercial litigation matters. Andrew began his career serving as a Special Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago in its Federal Civil Rights Litigation division. In that role, he assisted in three civil jury trials in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, defending several Chicago police officers accused of misconduct.

Andrew graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2004 and from Northwestern University Law School in 2010. Andrew serves on the Young Professionals Board of Illinois Legal Aid Online and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Juvenile Justice Initiative. He also serves on the Executive Committee for Jewish United Fund’s Young Lawyers Group.

REPRESENTATIVE ENGAGEMENTS

  • -Obtained verdicts of not liable in two jury trials on behalf of City of Chicago defendant police offers and City
  • -Represented specialty chemical subsidiary of Fortune 10 company in products liability litigation across multiple jurisdictions
  • -Settled personal injury suit alleging product defects against foreign tire manufacturer for zero dollars
  • -Obtained dismissal of tens of personal injury cases involving alleged asbestos exposure against industrial crane manufacturer
  • -Obtained partial summary judgment in breach of contract action on behalf of steel grain bin manufacturer
  • -Obtained dismissals in two separate appeals filed arising from tort action
  • -Named Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers, 2016, 2017 and 2018

 

EDUCATION

Northwestern University Law School (J.D. 2010)
Washington University in St. Louis (B.A. 2004)

BAR ADMISSIONS

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

RECOGNITION

Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars: 2016 & 2017