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Top Commercial Litigator Joins RTG

June 2016

Roeser Tanner & Graham is pleased to announce that Charles S. Bergen, an experienced litigator with whom the firm’s principals have a long history, has joined the firm. “Our goal is to build the best team of business litigators in Chicago to serve our clients,” said Peter S. Roeser, co-founder of the firm, […]

RTG Partners Recognized as Illinois Super Lawyers

January 2016

Roeser Tanner & Graham is proud to announce that its litigation partners have all been selected as 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers. Peter Roeser, Charles Bergen and Darrell Graham have been recognized for the business litigation practice area, and Matthew Tanner has been selected for the appellate practice.

Illinois Super Lawyers selects outstanding lawyers who […]

Illinois Super Lawyers Names RTG to “Top Law Firms” List for Litigation

December 2015

Illinois Super Lawyers 2015 Business Edition recognized Roeser Tanner & Graham as one of the “Top Law Firms” in litigation.

The “Top Law Firms” list is based on the number of attorneys nominated to the Super Lawyers list, and the number of years the attorneys have been on that list. Illinois Super Lawyers also […]

RTG Obtains Restraining Order to Prevent Looting of Corporate Assets

January 2015

Roeser Tanner & Graham obtained a restraining order against a corporate manager accused of stealing corporate assets and other wrongdoing. Peter Roeser and Matthew Tanner alleged in a verified complaint that the corporate manager had breached his fiduciary duties by purchasing goods and services for his own benefit while attempting to pass those […]

RTG Secures Summary Judgment for Client in Significant EEOC Case

April 2012

Roeser Tanner & Graham secured summary judgment for a client in a significant EEOC case.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois delivered a significant blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in EEOC v. RJB Properties Inc. et al. (N.D. Ill. April 23, 2012), Case No. 2010-2001, by entering […]

RTG Obtains Summary Judgment for Client Involved in EEOC Class Litigation

May 2, 2012

Roeser Tanner & Graham obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant Blackstone Consulting Inc. in a case involving alleged claims of national origin discrimination.

United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois dismissed defendant Blackstone Consulting Inc. from the case entitled Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. RJB Properties Inc. et al. […]

RTG Secures Favorable Settlement in Retaliation Lawsuit Against GSA

August 20, 2012

Roeser Tanner & Graham earned another favorable result for its clients, this time representing two African-American employees, Felicia Tuck and Aneesah Muhammad, of the General Services Administration (“GSA”), who alleged they were subjected to employment discrimination and retaliation on the basis of race.

Darrell Graham took the case over on the eve of […]

RTG Defeats All Plaintiff Claims and Counterclaims in Lake County Bench Trial

November 12, 2012

Roeser Tanner & Graham secured a victory on behalf of Defendant Sandra Pilarski in the case David Sorenson v. Sandra Pilarski, Case No. 09-CH-2208 (Circuit Court Lake County, Illinois). The plaintiff, Lake Forest resident David Sorenson, sought over $1 million in damages in connection with the lawsuit he filed against Pilarski in […]

RTG Secures EEOC Settlement on Behalf of RJB Properties

May 3, 2013

RJB Properties, Inc., a minority-owned and operated janitorial services provider, announced today that it has reached a settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in EEOC v. RJB Properties, Inc., et al., Case No. 10-cv-2001 (N.D. Ill.), to resolve remaining claims following the district court’s summary judgment ruling last year in RJB’s […]

Roeser and Graham Share Insights on Arbitration Victory in Wall Street Journal

May 8, 2013

Peter Roeser shared insights with The Wall Street Journal on an arbitration victory in which he secured thousands of dollars on behalf of his client in a case relating to a breach of a promissory note.

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) awarded former Merrill Lynch employee Jeffrey Wescott over $230,000 in compensatory […]

Kraft Foods Victory Featured in Law360

August 12, 2013

Law 360 reported in “Kraft Dodges $600 million email spam suit” that a Maryland federal judge dismissed a $600 million suit against Kraft Foods Group Inc. and other defendants over alleged spam emails.

In what Law 360 described as a “scathing” opinion, Judge Messitte adopted Kraft’s argument that the plaintiff did not have […]

RTG Wins Settlement from Merrill Lynch on Behalf of Client

December 7, 2013

Roeser Tanner & Graham successfully mediated a dispute against a former Merrill Lynch employee who worked in its Private Banking and Investment Group. Merrill Lynch sued claiming it had loaned the former employee over $700,000. Firm attorneys filed counterclaims against Merrill Lynch for fraudulent inducement and other torts. The parties reached a […]

Rustad Elevated to Principal

December 2013

The firm is pleased to announce that Zachary P. Rustad has been elevated to a principal of the firm. Rustad focuses his practice on business and personal transactions including real estate, wills and trusts and all forms of business transactions.

RTG Retrieves 100% Recovery for Client on Eve of Trial

December 2013

Roeser Tanner & Graham secured one hundred percent of recovery on behalf of a Chicago general contractor. The night before trial was set to begin, the defendant conceded, entering a settlement agreement.

Graham Shares Insights with Law 360 on Kraft Foods $600 Million Appeal

February 25, 2014

Law 360 reported today that Kraft Foods Inc. urged the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold the dismissal of a $600 million suit accusing the company of sending unsolicited emails.

Kraft attorney Darrell Graham successfully argued at trial that the case should be dismissed because the plaintiff was not a bona fide […]

Court Orders EEOC to Pay Firm Attorneys’ Fees for Pursuing “Frivolous” Claims

June 24, 2014

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ordered the EEOC to pay over $60,000 in attorneys’ fees to Blackstone Consulting Inc. for pursuing discrimination claims that had “no chance of success” at trial and that should have been voluntarily dismissed before summary judgment. The ruling was made […]

RTG Attorneys Named to Chicago’s 2014 Top Rated Lawyers List

July 2, 2014

Darrell Graham and Peter Roeser were named in the 2014 edition of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers for commercial litigation. The publication features legal talent from the metropolitan area and is distributed with The Chicago Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. The list includes those lawyers who have been rated by their peers […]

RTG Obtains $2.2 Million Judgment on Behalf of Manufacturing Client

July 15, 2014

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered judgment in favor of the firm’s Chicago manufacturing client for $2.2 million. The Court entered judgment against a shipping logistics company on all claims for breach of contract and fraud and awarded attorney’s fees, punitive damages, and costs.

Emergency Litigation Results in Dismissal for RTG Client

July 2014

Judge Peter Flynn entered an order today dismissing all claims against the president, officer and shareholder of iMenu360 Inc. with prejudice. The plaintiffs filed a derivative action asking the Court to force iMenu’s president to sell his shares of stock under the “high noon” provisions of the company’s operating agreement and to effectively […]

Matthew Tanner Joins Expanding Litigation Team

August 1, 2014

The firm is pleased to announce that Matthew Tanner has joined the firm as a principal. Tanner is a former Assistant United States Attorney from the Northern District of Illinois and has been litigating commercial and employment matters for more than twenty-five years. Tanner began his career as a litigator at Sonnenschein […]