Raymond H. Groble III

Raymond H. Groble III

Ray concentrates his practice in commercial and casualty litigation for a diverse client base. He represents self-insured companies, commercial railroad and construction companies, and he engages in tort and product liability cases in state and federal courts. Ray’s litigation practice also involves representation of clients in labor, contract, directors’ liability, unfair competition, environmental matters and bankruptcy matters.

In addition to his extensive litigation practice, Ray engages in a sophisticated, broad-based transactional practice representing privately held companies. His varied practice includes enterprises ranging from start-ups to traditional well-established companies, and transactions ranging from initial corporate formations to mergers and acquisitions.


  • University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 1986
  • DePaul University, B.A. Business, 1983


  • Illinois, 1986


  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Illinois Supreme Court
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. District Courts - Northern District of Illinois (Member, Trial Bar), Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana


  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute


  • "How to get a fair trial in the Internet age," Crain's Chicago Business, April 16, 2012
  • “Courts must look at social media policies,” The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, February 6, 2012


  • Hiring, Keeping and Firing Employees: Hot Issues Facing Employers, University Club of Chicago, January 19, 2012
  • Update on Federal Preemption, Midwest Claims Conference, Summer 2008


  • American Youth Soccer Organization - Volunteer regional board member, 2004 to present; Regional Commissioner 2008 to present
  • St. Gregory the Great Church Member - Parish counsel, 2004 to present
  • Volunteer Soccer Coach, 2003 to present


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Ray is an experienced Trial Lawyer & Appellate Lawyer, and a successful deal maker;

Enjoys sailing & sail boat racing; and

Participates as a part-time youth soccer coach.

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