Blake T. Hannafan

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Chicago, IL

Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd.
 | 1 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 312-527-0055
Fax: 312-527-0220
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (70%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Attorney Profile

A principal at Hannafan & Hannafan, Ltd., Blake T. Hannafan represents clients in the Chicago metropolitan area in legal matters of business litigation and appeals, trust and estate litigation, professional malpractice, products liability, personal injury, director and officer liability, antitrust and securities, employment law, patent litigation and white collar criminal defense. Admitted to practice in the state of Illinois, he has two decades of legal experience.

Mr. Hannafan is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. Past clients include the City of Clinton, Nationwide Holdings, LLC and PIMCO Funds.

In 1995, Mr. Hannafan graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor of Arts and a major in political science. He then attended Washington University School of Law where he was associate editor of the Washington University Law Quarterly and earned a Juris Doctor in 1998. Currently he is a member of the Chicago Inn of Court, the Washington University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee and The Lawyers Club of Chicago.

In 1999, Mr. Hannafan became a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He has extensive appellate, arbitration and trial experience and is prepared to take a case as far as needed to obtain a favorable outcome for his clients.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (70%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Personal Injury - General (20%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, White Collar Crime

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2008 - 2013

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About Blake Hannafan

Admitted: 1998, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://hannafanlaw.com/hannafan2.htm

Honors/Awards:

  • 2014, 2015 & 2016 Illinois Super Lawyer
  • Selected by peers as an Illinois Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyer' publication, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Chicago Inn of Court
  • Member, The Lawyer's Club of Chicago 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 2004 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 2004
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL Trial Bar, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court of Colorado, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of IL, 1998
  • State of Illinois, 1998

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Washington University School of Law Alumni Executive Committee 

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Associate Editor, Washington University Law Quarterly, 1996-1998

Representative Clients:

  • City of Clinton, Iowa
  • Nationwide Holdings, LLC
  • Former Chief Investment Officer of Xerox Corp., Myra Drucker
  • Unsecured Creditors' Committee 
  • Former President of Refco Ltd., Tone N. Grant
  • Tierra Solutions, Inc.
  • Trustee and Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors of Spiegel, Inc.
  • The Society of Lloyd's (a.k.a. Lloyd's of London)
  • Integrys/People's Energy Corporation
  • PIMCO Funds
  • Maxis Corporation

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Arts, Major: Political Science, 1995
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Office Location for Blake T. Hannafan

1 East Wacker Drive
Suite 2800
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: 312-527-0055

Fax: 312-527-0220

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Last Updated: 12/7/2018

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