Gerry Ring is the chair of the Firm's Litigation practice. He has more than 25 years experience in litigation, and an “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale. Gerry’s practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, as well as business litigation.


Gerry’s estate and trust litigation experience includes will contests, proceedings to construe or reform wills and trusts, and breach of fiduciary duty actions. He has represented individual and corporate trustees, scriveners, and beneficiaries. You can learn more about Gerry’s trust and estate litigation practice in our  news section here, or download the article directly.

Gerry’s business litigation experience includes actions relating to covenants-not-to-compete, trade secrets, shareholder disputes regarding closely-held companies, real estate lease disputes, and bankruptcy. Gerry has represented creditors in numerous bankruptcy proceedings, including K-Mart, Handy Andy, Bonwit Teller, Conseco, Montgomery Ward and Enron.

Gerry has made numerous Continuing Legal Education presentations to attorneys that have been approved for credit by the MCLE Board of the Supreme Court of Illinois including presentations on drafting post-employment restrictions, the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, depositions, and landlord-tenant law.

Gerry also served as a faculty advisor for The John Marshall Law School Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, from 1992 through 1998. He also authored an article for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education entitled “Liquidation and Reorganization in Landlord/Tenant Relationships.”

Gerry received his J.D., with high honors, from The John Marshall Law School in 1986, where he was awarded the Order of John Marshall and served as a Staff Editor of The John Marshall Law Review. He was elected a member of the Board of Education, Palos Consolidated School District 118 from 1994-1995 and again for the 2001-2004 term. Gerry is a member of the Federal Trial Bar.

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Bar Admissions

Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar, 1986

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago (B.A., 1980)
  • The John Marshall Law School (J.D., with high honors, Order of John Marshall, 1986)

Professional and Civic Involvement

Faculty Advisor, The John Marshall Law School Trial Advocacy Competition, 1992-1998; Member, Board of Education, Palos Consolidated School District 118, 1994-1995, 2001-2004; Member, The Chicago Bar Association; Member, Federal Trial Bar

Professional Recognition


Articles and Presentations

  • "Liquidation and Reorganization in Landlord/Tenant Relationships," Commercial Landlord/Tenant Practice, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (Chapter 11)