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Nsemo, Edet

Edet D. Nsemo

Edet Nsemo defends businesses through all phases of litigation – from preliminary investigation to case resolution.

As a member of the Tucker Ellis Business Litigation Group, Edet represents clients from a variety of industries. Leveraging his previous experience defending matters in personal injury, premises liability, property damage, and products liability – including toxic torts – Edet is adept at developing litigation and investigative strategies that result in favorable outcomes for clients. His experience includes taking fact and expert witness depositions, conducting legal research, and drafting motions, complaints, and briefs. Edet has obtained favorable results at the pleading and summary judgment stages in his representation of individuals and businesses in personal injury and products liability actions.

During law school, Edet participated in the Street Law program teaching Chicago-area elementary and high school students about civics, the law, and the legal system. He was selected as a Philip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy and competed on Loyola University School of Law’s nationally ranked Trial Team, winning multiple regional and national championships, as well as individual honors. Upon graduation, Edet received the Gary David Friedman Excellence in Advocacy Award.

Before embarking on his legal career, Edet spent nearly seven years in the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and served in Afghanistan, Japan, Thailand, Australia, and the Philippines. Following his tours overseas, Edet returned to the United States and continued his service working for the USMC in Washington, D.C. and Chicago as an executive administrator and personnel chief, respectively. During this time, he was also a congressional intern for U.S. Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky.

In his free time, Edet enjoys spending time with his family, watching White Sox baseball, and writing stand-up comedy.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law (J.D., 2019); Phillip H. Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy; Gary David Friedman Excellence in Advocacy Award; In Vino Veritas National Mock Trial Competition; National Trial Competition – Texas Young Lawyers Association
Loyola University Chicago (B.A. in Political Science and Government, 2016)
State Admissions
Illinois, 2019
Federal Admissions
United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Service Areas
Business Litigation

speaking engagements

  • “The FTC’s Attack on Non-Compete Agreements: Are Your Trade Secrets at Risk?”, Tucker Ellis In-House Counsel Summit (November 2023)


  • Illinois Bar Association