Jerome R. Crabtree


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Phone: (312) 360-6820



Jerome R. Crabtree is an attorney in Freeborn’s Corporate Practice Group, with a focus on trust & estates matters. 

Jerome has experience counseling clients on entity formation, corporate structure, and other corporate governance matters. Prior to joining Freeborn, Jerome was an Associate at Ziliak Law, where he represented several funds launching and doing business in a variety of states, drafted business plans, employee handbooks, independent contractor agreements, non-disclosure and non-compete agreements, and other corporate documents for LLCs and corporations. Jerome also worked with clients in the media and entertainment space, as well as cannabis start-ups, further diversifying his practice.

In addition to his experience at his previous firm, Jerome worked as an extern for the Honorable Nathaniel R. Howse, Jr. in the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court, a law clerk at a Fortune 50 company, and as a student clinician in Loyola’s Business Law Clinic.  

He received his B.A. from University of Iowa, and his J.D. from Loyola University. 

Professional Activities

Professional Activities

•    Illinois State Bar Association
•    Cook County Bar Association
•    DuPage County Bar Association
•    Chicago Estate Planning Council