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150 S. Wacker Dr., Suite 2600
Chicago, IL 60606

(312) 346-1600

Lynch Stern Thompson LLP is located in downtown Chicago at the northwest corner of Adams Street and Wacker Drive.  Enter on the Wacker side and find us on the 26th floor.

Avidan Stern


Avidan J. Stern


Phone: (312) 442-9481


Avidan Stern graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and The University of Chicago School of Law.  He spent eighteen years at the Chicago office of Jenner & Block, where he was a member of its Corporate Transactions practice and then a member of its Litigation Department, where he practiced in the Business Litigation, Securities Litigation and Class Action Litigation practice groups.

Avi has been given Martindale-Hubbell's "AV" rating by his peers in the Chicago Legal Community, and was named an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2005, 2009-2012, and 2014-2015.

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Class Actions
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Broker-Dealer Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Advising regarding electronic evidence and e-discovery issues
  • Advising on matters of federal and state civil procedure

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois (1989)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar (1989)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1993)
  • United States Supreme Court (1995)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois (1996)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois (2003)


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Seventh Circuit Bar Association
  • Committee member of the Seventh Circuit Electronic Discovery Pilot Program

Law School:

  • The University of Chicago, J.D., 1989, with honors


  • University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1986, magna cum laude


  • Avi is a co-founder, officer and director of Our Place of New Trier Township, Inc., a charitable organization that supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live productive, meaningful lives in their home community with family and friends.