Edward Farmer Attorney Profile on UpCounsel
Edward Farmer

Edward Farmer

Attorney at Law

Chicago
Illinois
Licensed in
IL
Valparaiso University Law School
5.0 5
Clear Communication
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About
Edward is an U.S. Army veteran. After completing a year combat tour in Iraq, he attended the Valparaiso School of Law. As a former law professor, he taught attorneys and law students the practical and substantive areas of law. Edward has experience in a wide-variety of practice areas including business law, contract formations, commercial collections, landlord/tenant issues, family law, housing issues, and VA disability appeals. He can also handle real estate, personal injury, and estate planning.
9
Years
experience

Representative Clients

Practice Areas

Client Reviews

5.0
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines
out of 2 reviews
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Attorney Farmer is a zealous advocate for his clients and strives to achieve the best result possible in each and every matter. I endorse this Attorney."

Zealous advocate
Non-UpCounsel Client
Clear Communication
Response Time
Knowledgeable
Meets Deadlines

"Great brief. Judge impressed. Asked for expedited decision based on the age of the client. Judge said he may render a favorable decision. Friendly hearing."

Excellent
Non-UpCounsel Client

Work History

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

Staff Attorney

Jan 2018 - Present

Provide legal information and advice to veterans and servicemembers on various issues including discharge upgrades, VA benefits, family law, housing issues, and consumer law.

Jan 2018 - Present

The Law Offices of Edward M. Farmer

Owner

Dec 2015 - Present

Solo practice providing representation for VA benefit appeals, discharge upgrades, business law and personal injury.

Dec 2015 - Present

The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic

Professor of Law/Staff Attorney

Feb 2015 - Oct 2018

Oversaw the operation of a legal clinic that provides pro bono representation to dozens of veterans on VA benefit appeals, military discharge upgrades, and veteran diversion court matters, including the supervision of attorneys
Provided classroom instruction and supervision/guidance to law students participating in the clinic and helped them develop the skills necessary to be an effective attorney

Feb 2015 - Oct 2018

Sullivan Hincks & Conway

Associate Attorney

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015

Litigated state and federal cases in transportation law, trademark, commercial collections, employment law, and general litigation from initial complaint to pre-trial preparation.
Responsible for the firm’s VA benefit appeals.

Jan 2014 - Feb 2015

Bosley & Bratch

Associate Attorney

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013

Presented over 230 disability claims and appeals before the VA Regional Office, the Board of Veterans Appeals, and the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Prepared numerous legal briefs and conducted dozens of administrative hearings for VA benefit appeals

Oct 2010 - Jul 2013

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