Brian Eldridge is a trial lawyer who devotes 100% of his practice to civil litigation. Brian has a wide range of experience successfully litigating multi-million dollar, high-stakes cases on behalf of his clients. He concentrates his practice in class actions, mass torts, civil rights, toxic torts, commercial litigation, professional malpractice, product liability, and premises liability.
Brian was selected for inclusion in the Illinois Rising Stars list for eight straight years, from 2008 to 2015. No more than 2.5% of lawyers under the age of 40 in the state of Illinois are selected for this honor. In 2013, Brian was honored to be named to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” list. In 2015 and 2016, Brian was named an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. The distinction of being named an Emerging Lawyer is reserved for the top 2% of Illinois lawyers who are 40 years old or younger and have been identified by their peers as proving themselves to be professional, ethical, and experienced at an early point in their legal career. From 2017 to 2019, Brian has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer, which is limited to 5% of attorneys in the state.
Brian’s practice philosophy focuses on being accessible and responsive to clients at all times. He is on the rapid response team for several clients and is frequently called upon to orchestrate immediate investigation. Through his years of practice, Brian has developed an extensive expert network, having worked with consultants in various specialized areas including medicine, engineering, construction, epidemiology, statistics, risk analysis, pharmacology, economics, federal regulations, safety standards, and psychology.
Brian is a frequent presenter and speaker on topics involving class action litigation, persuasive writing, motions for summary judgment, jury selection, and trial techniques.
Brian lives in Highland Park with his wife, Jodi, and their three daughters.