Principal Attorney

CRAIG J. BLAKELEY

Biography

Craig Blakeley’s legal practice focuses broadly on telecommunications and technology, including Internet-related issues such as intellectual property and cybercrime. It includes representation of domestic U.S. and off-shore companies on regulatory, litigation, and transactional matters, in the U.S. and internationally. Craig is an experienced FCC attorney, having represented broadcasters, wireless providers, and electronic equipment manufacturers before that agency.

Craig has represented U.S. companies on international transactions. In addition, he has served as a consultant to governmental entities outside the U.S. on matters such as telecommunications & wireless reform and liberalization, Internet regulation, intellectual property reform, e-government and e-commerce and cybercrime. He has worked in Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank (Palestine), Qatar, Ireland, Azerbaijan, and other countries.

He is the co-author of Global Information Technology Law (West Publishing; 2010), now in its third edition, which discusses telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce and e-government, and intellectual property issues in 23 countries. The book is updated annually.

From time to time, Mr. Blakeley also handles certain litigation matters, including land use cases.

Before helping found the firm, Mr. Blakeley practiced with several well-known firms in the United States, including Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and Sidley & Austin, where he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office.

Mr. Blakeley received his undergraduate degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida in 1975. He received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1979, where he also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Following graduation from law school, he served for one year as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Craig is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. He is ranked AV by Martindale Hubbell.

Bail Applications
Traffic offences
Sexual offences
Drug offences
Assault and serious violence
Intervention orders
Infringements and unpaid fines

Law School:
Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois
Undergraduate:
University of Illinois in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Logan Square Chamber of Commerce
Association for Pedestrian & Bicycle Professionals

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League of Illinois Bicyclists
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