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Ed Kraus


Kraus Law Group

For the past 15 years, Ed Kraus has focused his legal practice on representing clients seeking compensation for injuries caused by vaccines. As a vaccine injury attorney representing both children and adults throughout the United States, Ed has seen the life-changing effects vaccine injuries can cause. Ed views the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) as an important piece of our national vaccine policy.

Ed also has a unique perspective on the way the vaccine injury program is administered. From 2011 to 2016, he served on the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV), a nine-person commission that provides input to the Secretary of Health & Human Services regarding the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Vaccine Injured Petitioner’s Bar Association.

Earlier this year, Ed started his own private vaccine injury law firm. Before that, for over 20 years, Ed was a Clinical Professor of Law here at Chicago-Kent where he directed the Vaccine Injury Litigation clinic and prior to that, the Health and Disability Law Clinic. 

Before joining the faculty at Chicago-Kent, he was an attorney at the law firm of Plotkin, Jacobs & Orlofksy, where he focused on complex civil litigation and consumer class actions and an attorney at Legal Action of Wisconsin where he represented low-income clients in various civil matters. Ed received a B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.