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Ed Tjaden earned his J.D., Magna cum laude, in 2018 from Washington University School of Law. While on campus, Ed served as President of the Washington University Student Veterans Association.

Ed is developing a focused civil litigation practice. His practice includes business litigation, construction liability, professional liability, and premises liability.

Before pursuing his legal career, Ed served in the United States Army until being medically retired in 2014. Ed continues to be an active member of the veteran community.

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Veterans Opioid Addiction Case.

Ed Tjaden, along with two other Illinois-based attorneys, is currently representing three veterans from the Alton-Wood River area that have filed suit against major drug companies, distributors and drug stores, claiming the firms over-promoted opioids, leading to them becoming addicted.

Named companies include Purdue Pharma, McKesson and Walgreens Company.  More information can be found in The Telegraph news release.

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Ed Tjaden Represents Veterans in Opioid Addiction Case

PS Attorney: Ed Tjaden Representing: Ed Tjaden, and two other firms, are representing veterans Joel Biship, of Wood River, Dean Colman, of Alton and Pete Lavite, of Wood River Venue: Illinois Case Description: Three veterans from the Alton-Woo [...]

ASSOCIATIONS & ORGANIZATIONS

  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Order of the Coif
  • Wounded Warrior Project

EDUCATION

  • Washington University School of Law
    • J.D., Magna cum laude, 2014; Certificate in Business Law, Certificate in Public Interest Law
  • Eastern Illinois University
    • • B.A., Political Science

LICENSURE

  • Illinois
  • Missouri

AWARDS & HONORS

  • 2018 VFW-SVA Legislative Fellow
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Order of the Coif
  • Dean’s Leadership Award
  • Honor Scholar
  • Excellence in Oral Advocacy Certificate
  • Cali Awards (Highest Grade) in Contracts, Legal Practice, Evidence, and Prosecution Clinic
  • Help-A-Hero Scholarship Recipient (5x)
  • Writes with Distinction Certificate
  • Outstanding Contribution to Moot Court
  • Army Achievement Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • Iraq Campaign Medal
  • Army Good Conduct Medal