Lawrence Shulruff



Mr. Shulruff concentrates his practice in the areas of insurance defense, bodily injury, fraud investigation, coverage, property loss and trucking litigation. He has tried more than 70 cases to verdict in Cook, Lake, McHenry, Kane, DuPage Counties, and Lake County, Indiana. These include arson cases, coverage issues, contract disputes and personal injury matters. He has arbitrated hundreds of cases through AAA, ADR and court-mandated programs. He has also prevailed on several cases reviewed by the Illinois Appellate Court.

He has written extensively on law- and business-related issues for the New York Times, the National Law Journal, the American Bar Association Journal, Working Woman magazine and other publications. Before attending law school, Mr. Shulruff was a newspaper reporter for several papers across the United States, including The Denver Post.


He has also spoken to various insurance groups on such topics as spoliation of the evidence and identity theft. Mr. Shulruff is a member of the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Shulruff is A-V rated by Martindale Hubbell.


Mr. Shulruff graduated from the University of Illinois-Urbana with a B.A. in 1981. He received an M.S.J. from Northwestern University in 1983 and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1988.

Mr. Shulruff is an adjunct professor as Northwestern School of Law teaching advanced trial advocacy.