Lowell DeFrance, Of Counsel

Lowell DeFrance brings years of experience as an international trade law attorney and is a licensed customs broker as well.  He is highly knowledgeable in issues of international trade, transportation law and customs law.  Additionally, Lowell is well versed on regulatory and compliance matters including, but not limited to: C-TPAT, U.S. Customs’ Automated Export System (AES) and Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), RFL, ITAR and broker self assessment audits just to name a few.  His proven leadership and training skills inspires clients and employees alike to generate revenue, meet targets, create design and implement compliance procedures.


John Marshall School of Law, Juris Doctorate, January 2009
♦ Certificate in International Business and Trade Law
♦ CALI award for the highest exam score in International Trade Law

Cornell College, Bachelor of Arts, May 1990
♦ Triple Majored in International Business, Economics, and Politics


Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, May 2009
♦ Admitted to practice before the Court of International Trade, June 2009
♦ Licensed Customshouse Broker, June 1994
♦ TSA Approved Security Threat Assessment for Unaccompanied Access to Cargo
♦ Dangerous Goods Certificate


British American Business Council
♦ Chicago Bar Association, Committee on Customs and Trade Law
♦ Chicago Council on Foreign Relations
♦ International Trade Association of Greater Chicago
♦ New Volunteer Pro Bono Legal Service for CARPLS