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Seth A. Stern

Seth has worked on numerous First Amendment, employment, and commercial litigation matters.  As part of his First Amendment practice, Seth has helped defend numerous defamation complaints and argued against closures of court proceedings, including opposing Drew Peterson’s efforts to close pretrial hearings to the press and public for one of our media clients.  Seth has also negotiated several favorable settlements in wage disputes and discrimination cases.

Seth enjoys the competitive aspects of litigation, especially researching potential pitfalls, avoiding them, and achieving the client’s desired result.  Before attending law school, Seth worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in the Chicago and Atlanta areas and in Cape Town, South Africa.

Seth grew up in the Chicago and Miami areas. In his free time, Seth and his wife enjoy trying new ethnic restaurants and traveling, including a recent tour of several Southeast Asian cities.  To date, he has visited six continents.


DePaul University, JD, Magna Cum Laude, 2009

Emory University, BA in Journalism, 2005


Contributor to ABA Tips Media, Privacy and Defamation Law, Committee Newsletter

Fair Housing and Online Free Speech Collide, 58 DePaul L. Rev. 559 (2009)

Committee Membership

Co-Chair, CBA Media & Entertainment Law Committee – 2016-17

Vice-Chair, CBA Media & Entertainment Law Committee – 2015-16