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Chicago Chancery Court Attorney

Legal disputes are sometimes brought in chancery court (sometimes also known as equity court), rather than in the traditional law courts. These two arenas are distinguished by different legal processes and the fact that in chancery court, disputing parties generally have no right to trial by jury.

This is a highly nuanced area of law that few attorneys have handled in-depth. Norman J. Lerum, P.C., is one of the few Chicago-area law firms known for exceptional service and a high caliber of representation in this specific area of law.

Learn more about your options for pursuing declaratory judgments, specific performance injunctions and other remedies in chancery court. Arrange an appointment with Norman J. Lerum, P.C.

Chancery litigation can arise from written employment contracts, covenants not to compete, breach of fiduciary duties by corporate officers or condominium association directors, or breach of other types of contracts. For example, Mr. Lerum was lead trial counsel in a ten-day trial in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of Northern Illinois Police Crime Laboratory that successfully compelled the defendant, NEC to specifically perform on its contract obligations to make an automated fingerprint identification system perform up to contract expectations. The AFIS system has since assisted in the solving of many crimes.

Chancery matters can also relate to disputes over intellectual property, trade secrets, trading algorithms, computer software, and fraudulent transfers. See, for example, Mr. Lerum’s handling of the defense in Lake Treasure Holdings,Ltd. et al. v. Foundry Hill GP LLC, et al. , Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware, Case No. 6546-VCL. See also, Sutherland v. Sutherland, Court of Chancery, State of Delaware, Case No. 2399-UCN; Supreme Court State of Delaware, Case No. 151, 2016. In Rosalyn M. Aranas, M.D. v. Suburban Neurologists, N.C., 2013 CH 24183, Circuit Court of Cook County, Mr. Lerum successfully defended the employer medical group against a claim of over $1.0 million after a seven-day trial in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Mr. Lerum has handled many contract and/or employment disputes arising from group medical practices.

Mr. Lerum also served as co-counsel for Western Union in Western Union Company v. Tom Kula and Paymentus Group, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Case No. 1-17-cv-00280, in which a permanent injunction was obtained enforcing confidentiality of trade secrets and covenant not to compete agreements, with an award of attorney fees.

Personal Service To Address Your Legal Concerns

As a seasoned trial lawyer, Mr. Lerum has spent nearly as much time in chancery court as in traditional court, helping his clients pursue favorable outcomes through more targeted means.

We have developed an astuteness and flexibility in the courtroom, effectively presenting our case with confidence and persuasiveness.


Schedule a meeting with the law office of Norman J. Lerum,P.C., online or by telephone at 312-782-1087 to discuss your case.