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, “and we are thrilled to have Chuck joining us.”

Bergen, a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, has practiced in Chicago for over thirty years, representing commercial and financial clients that include American Express, British Airways, Fireman’s Fund Insurance, Hanover Direct, Redbox, Republic Tobacco, and the Chicago Wolves professional hockey team. He has won ground-breaking cases in the areas of contract law, fraud, securities claims, electronic database privacy, insurance coverage, class action defense and antitrust. While often representing defendants, Bergen has also won large, record-setting judgments as counsel for plaintiffs. Peers have selected him as one of Chicago’s Best Lawyers, an Illinois Super Lawyer® and a member of the Leading Lawyers network. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and is rated AV Preeminent® by Martindale-Hubbell.

“We’re very pleased about the addition of Chuck,” said litigation partner Darrell Graham. “This will give us greater depth of expertise and breadth of experience and will enhance our ability to provide effective, cost-efficient services to our clients.”

Joining the firm was “an easy decision,” said Bergen. “The firm is committed to first-rate legal work while enjoying the benefits of flexibility and efficiency that are the hallmarks of a great litigation boutique.” Firm founding partners Graham and Roeser previously practiced with Bergen at another pre-eminent litigation boutique firm.

The firm partners are experienced litigators who have each earned the honor of being named an Illinois Super Lawyer®, and the firm is AV Rated Preeminent® by both peers and clients. Their victories have been reported in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal Online, Chicago Tribune, American Lawyer and Law360.