Roger A. Ritzman is a senior partner in the firm and concentrates his practice in the Local Government Law/Municipal Law area in DuPage County.
Background and Education:
Born in DeKalb, Illinois; admitted to Bar in 1976; Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois. University of Michigan (B.A., with distinction, 1973); University of Illinois (J.D., 1976). Court Appointed Arbitrator. Member: DuPage County and Illinois State Bar Associations. Appointed as Special Assistant State’s Attorney for DuPage County (civil matters). Appointed General Counsel to the DuPage County Bar Association (1998-1999).
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1976
He has experience with a wide range of municipal law issues including public finances, multi-million dollar capital improvement projects, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act and personnel. He has eminent domain experience representing both units of local government and private property owners. He has experience in both commercial and residential real estate and he represents a number of business entities as General Counsel.
Represented County of DuPage as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney (civil matters).
Served as General Counsel for the DuPage County Bar Association.
Serves on the Judiciary Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.
Serves as Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of DuPage County.
Served as Director and Officer of B.R. Ryall YMCA, Glen Ellyn, Illinois including Board President.
Provides services pro bono for several non-profit organizations, including B.R. Ryall YMCA.
Presented at numerous conferences/seminars for Public Library organizations, including Illinois Library Association, Metropolitan Library System and DuPage Library System.
Since 2001, Roger A. Ritzman has held the AV® Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating for ethics and legal ability.*
Served as a Trip Assistant to persons with disabilities on outdoor camping trips for Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit organization offering outdoor recreational opportunities and wilderness experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds, including persons with disabilities.
President of Senior Men’s Honorary Society at The University of Michigan.
Earned three varsity letters in wrestling at The University of Michigan.
Wrestled for The University of Michigan on Michigan’s Big Ten Championship Team (1973).
Has taken dozens of wilderness canoe trips in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.
Enjoys traveling and a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and scuba diving.
*AV® is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties, Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.