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Founded in 1934, The Society of Trial Lawyers is an elite, invitation-only group, which comprises many of the Chicago’s top trial lawyers on both the defense and plaintiffs’ sides. The goals of The Society are to foster and encourage a spirit of loyalty and fraternity among trial lawyers; to maintain the highest ethical standards in the trial of cases; and to promote closer relationships between and among trial lawyers and the judiciary to further their common interests in the jury trial system.

Officers of the Board

William J. Rogers, Secretary

Miguel Ruiz, President

Louis C. Cairo, Vice President

Steven M. Levin, Treasurer


Board of Directprs

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Michele C. Anderson

Timothy S. Tomasik

Mark M. Burden

Francis P. Morrissey

John V. Smith, II

Daniel S. Kirschner (not pictured)


Director of Events Julie Pavoggi
Phone number: (312) 327-6399
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