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Eugene J. Frett, Partner

Eugene J. Frett

Gene Frett has specialized in complex commercial litigation for over 30 years.  He has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in both state and federal courts throughout the country.  His cases have encompassed a wide range of intricate legal issues in a broad spectrum of subject areas, including contracts, copyrights, corporations, deceptive trade practice, insurance coverage, partnerships, patents, professional malpractice, RICO, securities, trademarks, UCC and unfair competition.

Prior to joining Sperling & Slater in 1979, Mr. Frett was a Teaching Fellow at Stanford University Law School.

Recent Accomplishments

  • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating
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Sperling & Slater
55 West Monroe Street
Suite 3200
Chicago, IL  60603
Tel 312-641-3200


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1978)
    • cum laude
    • Order of the Coif
    • Editorial Board, Northwestern Law Review
  • Marquette University (B.A. 1974)
    • summa cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Chicago Council of Lawyers (Civil Liberties Committee)
  • Metropolitan Family Services (Community Board)


  • Illinois (1978)
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1979)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin (1985)
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota (1995)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (2013)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (1985)