Jeffrey D. Hupert, was first admitted to the bar in 1978. He has since practiced before a number of state and federal trial and appellate courts, and was admitted to the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois in 1987. He was educated at Michigan State University (B.A., 1970) (M.A., 1972), where he was admitted to Phi Beta Kappa, the University of Chicago, and DePaul University (J.D., 1978). He then became a law clerk to Presiding Justice William L. Guild, Jr. of the Illinois Appellate Court (2nd Dist.) (1978-79,) and was a legal Writing Instructor at DePaul University DePaul University (1984-85). He is the author of “Extra Damages in Contract Cases’ published in the YLS Journal, Chicago Bar Association, Nov., 1987, and has received an “av” Peer Rating Review from the Martindale Hubbell Law Directory.
Jeff is primarily a general commercial/business litigator. He started out at a larger Chicago firm, where he worked on commercial cases, products liability defense and premises liability defense. Since then, he has worked at smaller firms on a wider variety of business related matters both at the trial and appellate levels. For several years, the biggest single component of his practice has been in real estate litigation, with a focus on construction and landlord-tenant issues. More recently, he has also emphasized employment matters, particularly those concerning covenants not to compete. His best known reported case, Francorp, Inc. v. Siebert, is in this area, and resulted in seven published decisions.