Norman J. Lerum

Norman J. Lerum

Member
Location:
Chicago, Illinois
Phone:
312-782-1087
Fax:
312-782-3773
Email:
Norman J. Lerum was born in South Bend, Indiana in 1949 and admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1975. He is a member of the United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, including the Federal Trial Bar, and the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit. He is also a member of the United States Claims Court and the United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Mr. Lerum graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a B.A., cum laude, in 1971. He also attended the Notre Dame Law School and graduated with a J.D. in 1974. While in law school, he was the recipient of the Dean’s Award and member of the National Court team.

He was an instructor in legal research and writing at Loyola University Law School. He assisted in the formation, design, and taught in the trial practice course sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association for admission to the Federal Trial Bar in the 1980's. He has taught at the Insurance School of Chicago and has participated in several continuing legal education panels as a lecturer.

Mr. Lerum began his career as Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable Joseph Burke, Illinois Appellate Court, 1974-1976. He has served on numerous Chicago Bar Association committees including chairing the Committee on evaluating Devitt recommendations regarding trial practice requirements in federal court and Judicial Evaluation of prospective members of the bench. He is a member of the Illinois Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Condo Law
  • Business
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Contracts
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents -- Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Real Estate Law