Ted Jennings

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Ted Jennings


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Ted Jennings is a trial lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience litigating complex cases, including medical malpractice and other catastrophic injury cases. He represents those who have been harmed by substandard medical care, product defects, and dangerous trucking companies, as well as the families of those whose deaths were caused by wrongful conduct. He joined Coplan & Crane in 2016 and was made a partner in the firm in 2017.

Ted has deep experience gained through litigating hundreds of cases. He is a designated “Super Lawyer” in Illinois and has been elected by his peers as a “Leading Lawyer” in personal injury and medical malpractice. He is a member of the Society of Trial Lawyers, the elite, invitation-only group of top trial lawyers in the area. He understands the complicated medical issues in injury cases and can explain them in court. He has also developed a network of medical and other experts to consult and testify on behalf of clients who have been injured.

Ted knows that needless injury and death have a devastating impact on individuals and their families. He listens to clients, cares about them, and zealously advocates for them against insurance companies, big business and others. He provides advice and expertise in a straightforward way, and whether through trial or settlement, works toward outcomes to help blunt the trauma of wrongful injuries and death.

Among his professional activities, Ted is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association.


  • Cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School, 1994


  • Juris Doctor, University of Minnesota Law School, 1994

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Illinois

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois “Super Lawyer”
  • Illinois “Leading Lawyer,” Personal Injury
  • Illinois “Leading Lawyer,” Medical Malpractice
  • Society of Trial Lawyers

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