Edward J. Aucoin


Edward Aucoin is a principal at Grant & Eisenhofer, where his primary area of practice is representing families and children in birth injury and birth trauma litigation. Prior to joining G&E, Mr. Aucoin worked at several medical negligence defense firms in the Chicago area, focusing on medical malpractice and professional liability as well as commercial litigation. He also was a senior trial attorney at a national insurance company.

Mr. Aucoin has successfully litigated hundreds of cases and has served as first and second chair trial attorney. He has handled every aspect of medical negligence cases, from pleadings and discovery to experts and trial. Mr. Aucoin has litigated birth injury cases in Illinois, Louisiana, Wisconsin, Missouri, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Nevada, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana.

In 2023, Mr. Aucoin was selected as one of the “Top 100 - Civil Plaintiff” by the National Trial Lawyers for the second year in a row. Mr. Aucoin previously served as co-chair of the American Association for Justice Medical Negligence Information Exchange Group and is currently a Co-editor of the Journal for the American Association for Justice Birth Trauma Litigation Group. He previously authored an article for that Journal, titled Helping to Improve Your Client’s Life Outside the Courtroom, which focused on governmental and private programs in education, nutrition, finance, health insurance, and housing that are available to persons with disabilities.

Mr. Aucoin received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans School of Law and his B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from Loyola University of New Orleans. He is licensed in Illinois, Louisiana and North Carolina, and is admitted to numerous Federal District Courts in the United States.


  • Loyola University New Orleans School of Law, J.D.
  • Loyola University of New Orleans, B.A.


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court of the Central District of IL
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of IL
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of WI
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