Lawrence A. Stein

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Practice Areas
  • Litigation
Education
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D., 1993) cum laude
  • University of Chicago (B.A., 1988)
Admissions
  • 1993 Illinois
  • 1994 Maryland
  • 1997 Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1994 U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • 1993 U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1994 Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1998 U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • 2002 U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • 2004 U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

Lawrence A. Stein represents parties to civil and criminal actions in state and federal courts and other tribunals. As lead or sole counsel, Larry has handled numerous jury trials, bench trials, proceedings before arbitration tribunals, mediation sessions, and appeals, including appeals to the Supreme Court of Illinois. In addition to representing business interests in commercial disputes, including construction litigation, Larry often handles estate and trusts contests  and similar litigation. In recognition of his legal skills and acumen, Larry was elected as a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and has been an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2012.

  • American Bar Association (1990-Present)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Illinois Bar Foundation
      • Member of the Board of Directors (2016-2019)
    • Committee on Legal Education, Admission and Competence (2013–2016)
    • Committee on Continuing Legal Education (2013-2014)
    • Antitrust and Unfair Competition Section Council (2003-2004)
  • Du Page County Bar Association
    • Chair, Civil Law and Practice Section Council (2016-2017)
    • President, Du Page County Bar Foundation (2014-2015)
    • Chair, Appellate Law Committee (2009-2010)
  • Alumni Council of the Northern Illinois University College of Law (1993-Present)
    • President (2017-2019)
  • Appellate Lawyers Association
    • Member of the Board of Directors (2013-2015)
  • Glen Ellyn Public Library
    • President of the Board of Trustees (2009-2011)
    • Member of the Board of Trustees (2007-2009)
  • Glen Ellyn Library Foundation
    • President of the Board of Directors (2009-2016)
  • Litigation Counsel of America – Fellow (2014-Present)
  • American Bar Foundation – Fellow (2014-Present)
  • Avvo – Rated “Superb” (10 out of 10)
  • Illinois Super Lawyers (2012–Present)
  • No Risk of Retroactively Validating Prior Void Orders When Submitting to the Jurisdiction of the Court After Final Judgment, The Brief, published by The Appellate Lawyers Association (2014)
  • Caution: Follow the ‘Procedures Specified by Law’ Even When Filing an Unopposed Motion, The Brief, published by The Appellate Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Does Failing to Obtain Leave of Court, As Required by A Supreme Court Rule, Deprive a Trial Court of Jurisdiction, The Brief, published by The Appellate Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Admitting Complex Electronic Materials into Evidence, Continuing Legal Education, Civil Law and Practice Section, Du Page County Bar Association, 2017
  • Effective Use of Expert Witnesses at Trial, Continuing Legal Education, Du Page County Bar Association, 2015
  • Appellate Motion Practice, Continuing Legal Education Presentation, Du Page Association of Women Lawyers, 2013
  • Aurora University
    • Adjunct Professor (2021-Present)
  • Keith E. Roberts Sr. Civil Law Trial Advocacy Workshop, Du Page County Bar Association, Instructor, 2008 and 2017

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