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Ronald A Stearney, Sr.
Stearney, Sr. is a well known and respected litigator who has practiced
in Chicago for almost 40 years. He has extensive civil and criminal
trial experience having represented thousands of clients in his career.
Mr. Stearney is a former member of the Illinois House of Representatives
where he served as Chairman of the Judiciary Committee for four terms.
As a State Representative, Mr. Stearney was involved in the drafting and
formulation of many criminal laws and statutes impacting public
safety. Before that, Stearney was chief counsel for the Department of
Insurance from 1969-1972.
In his criminal
defense practice, Mr. Stearney has defended over thousands of clients
from driving under the influence to multiple murders in both state and
federal court. Among other clients, Mr. Stearney defended the infamous
Chicago burglar, “Pops” Panczko.
In his representation of his civil clients, Mr. Stearney has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He is a prominent civil rights litigator who has frequently squared off against police departments in federal court. Mr. Stearney is known as an aggressive litigator who has one goal: to get the best result for his client.
Mr. Stearney is admitted to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District if Illinois. Mr. Stearney is also an FAA licensed commercial pilot.
Ronald A Stearney, Jr.
In 2001 Ronald Stearney Jr. was selected by his peers as one of the top 40 attorneys under 40 in Illinois. In the award, opposing counsel described Ron as aggressive and zealous in his representation while judges praised him for his good judgment at trial.
This is what some have said about Ronald:
“Ron is very knowledgeable in the area of civil rights law. He is a persuasive and competent advocate in the defense of civil rights matters.”
“Ron has integrity and the ability and desire to listen to others before forming legal opinions and conclusions.”
“Ron probably has more federal jury trial experience than anyone else in Chicago anywhere close to his age.”
“Mr. Stearney is an exceptionally talented young attorney.”
Ron started in as
an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois and quickly
became known as a skilled and tenacious litigator handling multi-million
dollar cases. Ron has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the
Seventh Circuit and the Illinois Supreme Court. Ron also was selected by
the Chief Judge of the Northern District to assist the court in drafting
pattern civil rights jury instructions. Ron went on to assist in the
drafting of the Seventh Circuit’s civil rights pattern jury
From cases involving horribly abused foster children to complex contract disputes, Ron provides the best representation possible. Ron is also an FAA licensed pilot for land, sea and multi-engine aircraft. Ron is a member of the American Trial Lawyers Association.
Supreme Court of Illinois
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial bar
United States District Courts for the Central District of Illinois
United States District Courts for the Western District of Wisconsin
United States District Courts for the District of Colorado.
Pattern Civil Jury Instructions for the Seventh Circuit
Section 1983 Civil Rights
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Contributor, Antitrust Treatise