Chicago, IL/Press/February 5, 2019 – Jerome C. (Joe) Studer of Cozen O’Connor was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America 2019-2020 edition of The Who’s Who Directories.
Cozen O’ Connor is ranked among one of the top firms in the country. The firm has more than 700 attorneys in 27 cities across two continents. They practice with national recognized practice legal matters in litigation, business law, and government relations, and their attorneys have experience operating in all sectors of the economy. Their diverse client list includes global Fortune 500 companies, middle-market firms poised for growth, ambitious startups, and high-profile individuals. At Cozen O’ Connor they have built the foundation of their firm on one case, one victory at a time.
Jerome C. (Joe) Studer’s practice encompasses general commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation and counseling, with a particular focus on disputes involving attorney fees. Joe also practices with Legal Fee Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Cozen O’Connor.
As part of Legal Fee Solutions, Joe helps clients avoid or resolve disputes over attorneys’ fees. Joe provides counsel on the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees. He also assists clients with the management and control of legal costs in ongoing large-scale litigation.
With 20 years of experience as an attorney, and nearly 15 years’ experience with Legal Fee Solutions, Joe has evaluated and participated in the review and audit of billions of dollars in legal fees. He provides independent analysis on the reasonableness of attorneys’ fees, and has testified as an expert witness concerning the reasonableness of legal fees and hourly rates. Joe also works with clients on the management and control of legal costs, and has helped negotiate and implement litigation management plans in numerous situations involving large, complex litigation. Separately, Joe has successfully litigated numerous attorney fee disputes, including some of the largest fee dispute cases in the country.
Joe regularly speaks about and consults on attorneys’ fee issues in presentations to industry groups, in continuing education seminars, and in presentations to clients and other small groups, and is chair of the Audit Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
Joe earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Chicago in 1992 and earned his law degree from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995. While in law school, Joe served as a judicial extern for U.S. District Judge George M. Marovich and (then) U.S. Magistrate Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer.
Before college, Joe was a sergeant in the U.S. Army, where he served as a section leader in a cavalry scout platoon based in Germany. He is an avid bicyclist, and commutes to work by bike year round.
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