Bollinger Connolly Krause, LLC.

500 W. Madison Street

Suite 2430

Chicago, Illinois

Tel: (312) 253-6200

Fax: (312) 253-6201
 

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More than 25 years ago, six attorneys, led by Barry G. Bollinger, started a law firm which quickly developed a national reputation as a preeminent litigation law firm.

 
Contact

E-mail: jescher@bollingertrials.com

Office: 312-466-7292

Practice Areas
  • General Tort Litigation

  • Premises Liability

  • Medical/Dental Malpractice

  • Construction Injury

  • Construction Defect

  • Sec. 1983 Civil Rights Actions

  • Intentional Torts

 
Affiliations
  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association
     

Education
  • Chicago Kent College of Law, 2006

    • CALI Award for highest grade in Trial Advocacy

    • CALI Award for highest grade in Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003
     

Admissions
  • Illinois, 2006

  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Jeff J. Escher
Partner
 

Mr. Escher joined the Bollinger firm as an associate in April of 2010 and became a partner in January 2014. He began his legal career at an in-house insurance defense firm before working at a plaintiff’s firm in Chicago. Mr. Escher attended Chicago Kent College of Law where he earned honors for the highest grade in Trial Advocacy and Alternative Dispute Resolution, obtaining his J.D. in May of 2006. 


During law school, Mr. Escher was part of the inaugural class of the Seventh Circuit Review, a legal journal developed by students of Chicago-Kent.  His article, cited below, was published in the journal and has been cited by other legal articles regarding copyright infringement and digital music access.


Mr. Escher concentrates his work in the areas of motor vehicle collisions, intentional torts, medical and dental malpractice, premises liability, construction defect and injury, general litigation, and has successfully defended numerous cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries. Most recently he, along with Jerry Connolly, successfully defended a trucking company at trial by receiving a not-guilty verdict where the co-defendant was found liable to plaintiff in the amount of $1.4million.  He, along with Mike Krause, recently obtained a directed verdict in favor of a dental professional in a malpractice case alleging the development of severe infection requiring a ten-day hospitalization.  


Mr. Escher was previously selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers and has been named as an Emerging Lawyer in 2015, 2016, and 2017 by Leading Lawyers. 


Jeff and his wife Angie, along with their three young children, live on the far northwest side of Chicago. He is active in his community where he currently serves on the board of directors of the largest youth baseball organization in the country, overseeing 1500+ players and 125+ in-house teams spanning three Chicago Park District facilities and 8 travel teams. 

 

Publications

Jeffrey J. Escher, Copyright, Technology & The Boston Strangler: The

Seventh Circuit and the Future of Online Music Access, 1 SEVENTH CIRCUIT REV. 74

(2006).

Recognitions