Steven M. Brandstedt

Steve concentrates his practice in the areas of professional liability, commercial litigation, and premises liability. His past experience includes work in the fields of products liability, aviation, construction defects, premise liability, dram shop liability, and insurance coverage. Steve has personally handled over 10 bench trials and 30 arbitration hearings, in addition to participating in numerous mediation sessions.

Steve also teaches as an adjunct professor on the subject of legal writing at DePaul University College of Law. While in law school, he received the Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) award in Mediation. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association.

In 2015 and 2016, Steve was named an Emerging Lawyer by the Illinois Leading Lawyers network.  Only the top 2% of attorneys under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years receive this designation.


  • DePaul University College of Law, JD, 2002; cum laude, member of the DePaul Law Review
  • Illinois State University, BS, 1999; magna cum laude, political science, departmental honors


  • Illinois
  • United States District Courts: Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois

Representative Reported Cases

  • Hoover v. Country Mutual Insurance Company, et al., 2012 IL App (1st) 110939, 363 Ill.Dec. 612 (1st Dist. 2012).