Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP
Craig Liljestrand is a partner with Hinshaw & Culbertson, LLP, in Chicago, Illinois. He has extensive experience in the areas of toxic tort, products liability and environmental litigation. He is recognized for his litigation and trial skills in the areas of asbestos, silica, welding fumes, lead paint and occupational disease claims. His client base is expansive, and includes Fortune 500 companies in which he has successfully defended various industrial product and equipment manufacturers, contractors and premises owners in numerous toxic tort/environmental cases throughout the country. Mr. Liljestrand also is the regional counsel for a major industrial manufacturer.
Mr. Liljestrand also has extensive experience with multi-district litigation (MDL), and is recognized for his ability to handle litigation that is national in jurisdiction. In addition, he counsels and advises clients on toxic tort issues in purchase and sale agreements for commercial real estate.
In 2005, Mr. Liljestrand was selected by his peers and named by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer Magazine as one of the top "40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch." He also holds the AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability.
Mr. Liljestrand is a co-chair of the firm’s toxic tort specialty group. He has served on the firm's Associate Evaluation Committee, and has also served as an instructor in the firm's training program for associate attorneys, Hinshaw University. Mr. Liljestrand is active professionally and is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the American Welding Society (AWS).
Before joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Mr. Liljestrand was a Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Doyle A. Rowland in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
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