• J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.M., Wheaton College-Illinois, with highest honors

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981

Court Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court (C.D. of IL)
  • U.S. District Court (N.D. of IL)

Jacqueline A. Criswell

Senior Counsel

233 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
T 312.627.4003
F 312.627.1717


Jacqueline Criswell chairs the firm’s Intellectual Property group and has been a commercial litigator for more than 28 years. Her practice focuses on the handling of complex litigation with an emphasis on intellectual property, Internet liability, advertising matters and professional liability. She is a frequent lecturer on trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent and Internet claims. Jackie also provides counseling on cyberspace and electronic technology issues. She is the editor of the firm’s Internet and Intellectual Property Law Update, a quarterly newsletter.

Jackie has achieved an AV® Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, which is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence. She has also been selected for inclusion on the Illinois Super Lawyers® list six times, most recently in 2015. Jackie acts as an arbitrator for the National Association of Securities Dealers, the National Futures Association and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and is admitted to practice in a number of federal courts throughout the country.


Prior to joining the firm in 1984, Jackie represented large corporate debtors in bankruptcy proceedings for a premier bankruptcy boutique firm in Chicago.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member
  • The Copyright Society of the USA, Member
  • International Trademark Association, Member
  • International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation, Member
  • Federal Trial Bar, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
Jacqueline A. Criswell
Tressler LLP
233 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Phone 312.627.4003
Fax 312.627.1717