About The Lerum Law Firm
Norman J. Lerum in Chicago has a diverse caseload including business and contract litigation, insurance coverage and personal injury lawsuits. Attorney Norman J. Lerum has served clients throughout Greater Chicago for more than four decades. He established his own law firm in 1986, and has earned a reputation for providing effective legal guidance that is tailored to each client’s individual needs.
Mr. Lerum is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame, both undergraduate and law school. While in law school, he was a member of the National Moot Court Team and the recipient of the Dean’s Award for excellence in appellate advocacy. He has handled hundreds of litigated matters in his career. He has tried over 100 cases, both jury and bench, in courts located in Illinois, Delaware, New York, Kentucky, Indiana, Arizona, Iowa, Texas, and California. He has also prepared and argued approximately 100 cases on appeal, several of which have set precedent.
Mr. Lerum is an AV rated lawyer under the Martindale-Hubbell system and has been listed among Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers. He has been accepted as a Life Member of the National Registry of Who’s Who as published in the 1998 Edition. He has also been recognized and distinguished as a Top Attorney in North America by the Who’s Who Directories, 2020-2021.
Catherine joined the firm in 2015. She is a graduate of DePauw University where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance with a double major in history. She graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University Law School where she served as research editor of the Northern Illinois University Law Review. Her Note, “Equal Pay for Women Can Become a Reality: A Proposal for Enactment of the Paycheck Fairness Act” was published in the Fall, 2013 edition of the law review.
Eileen Burns Lerum, of Counsel, graduated magna cum laude from Niagara University and is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is an AV rated lawyer under the Martindale Hubbell system and was listed among Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers She is a former Vice President, Legal, U.S. for Rio Tinto, plc, a multinational corporation. She also held United States legal officer positions in Alcan, Inc. and Pechiney, S.A. Her areas of professional interest include litigation management, environmental law, and business organization.
The firm takes great pride in the high level of personal service it provides to every client. For more information about our attorneys’ work experience and education, click on the respective links below
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.