Sondra A. Hemeryck

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In her impressive and wide-ranging legal career, Sondra Hemeryck has been an influential player on teams that have defended the business interests of a world-famous athlete, protected the copyrights of some of the most celebrated movies in history, and established important protections from defamation lawsuits for Illinois publishers. You know, the usual stuff.

As persuasive on the page as she is in the courtroom, Sondra is a compelling writer and a tenacious litigator. She has an impressive track record of obtaining dismissals, summary judgments, and defense verdicts in favor of her clients in a wide range of class action cases and other complex litigation in federal and state courts nationwide.

Sondra has ably and diligently defended large and small corporations in cases involving consumer fraud, deceptive trade practices, breach of warranty, breach of contract, trademark and trade dress infringement, copyright infringement, and defamation. She prides herself on creating legal strategies that are designed to achieve long-term success as well as short-term victories.


  • Education

      • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1991, magna cum laude, Editor, Harvard Law Review
      • Yale University, B.A., 1987, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    Clerkships

      • Honorable Richard D. Cudahy, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1991-1992)

    Bar Admissions

      • Illinois
      • Pennsylvania
      • U.S. Supreme Court
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
      • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
      • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Professional Memberships

    • American Bar Association

      • Section of Litigation
      • Class Actions and Derivative Suits Committee
      • Woman Advocate Committee
    • Chicago Bar Association

    Honors & Awards

    • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network (2015-2016)

    • Rising Star, Euromoney’s Benchmark Litigation (2009, 2012-2013)