Gair Eberhard and Three of Its Lawyers Ranked in Chambers USA 2022

Gair Eberhard Nelson Dedinas Ltd. has once again been recognized as a leading law firm in Illinois by the new Chambers USA 2022 guide. The firm is recognized by the international publication for its Litigation: General Commercial practice. Gair Eberhard is one of the few boutique firms recognized in the rankings and is commended by Chambers as “a great litigation boutique; they’re very practical, efficient and reasonable.” The firm has represented clients in several high-profile matters over the past few years, including the defense of Alderman Patrick D. Thompson in his federal tax fraud case, and representation of the court-appointed Special Master in the Shakman political patronage litigation.


In addition, three of the firm’s partners are individually ranked in the new 2022 guide. Chris Gair, Jeff Eberhard and Kristi Nelson are recognized as industry leaders in the Litigation: General Commercial practice area in Illinois. Gair is also ranked in the Litigation: White Collar Crime & Government Investigations practice area. Chambers reports that Gair “is praised across the market for his handling of both civil and criminal litigation, as well as his experience in matters such as agency investigations into alleged misconduct.” Clients describe Gair as “highly sophisticated,” “client oriented,” and “an especially accomplished trial lawyer” who is “excellent at identifying the core issues while being highly pragmatic.” Chambers commends Eberhard’s “robust litigation practice” and his clients report he “is always efficient and understands business practicalities.” Chambers praises Nelson’s “strength across a wide range of commercial and employment disputes,” and clients describe her as “exceptionally thorough.”


Chambers ranks top lawyers and law firms across the USA based on independent research, including thousands of interviews with leading practitioners and clients. Gair Eberhard is a litigation boutique firm in Chicago, providing its clients with the hard-charging, strategic top-flight representation of the country’s elite law firms in complex commercial litigation and white-collar criminal defense.