November 2021

Roeser Tanner & Graham is pleased to announce two new additions to the team. Claudia M. Rustad joins as a principal and Ashley J. Stump as an associate at the firm.

Rustad is a trusted legal advisor and trial attorney with more than 20 years of experience representing clients in commercial litigation matters including state and federal proceedings, arbitrations and mediations in jurisdictions across the country. She has successfully defended and prosecuted cases involving contract breach, real estate and employment disputes, fiduciary duty, professional duty and fraud claims, among others. She also regularly provides outside general counsel services, advising clients on commercial contracts, litigation management, corporate governance, compliance and risk management.

Previously in her career, Rustad served as a trial attorney in the commercial litigation department of a nationally renowned litigation boutique and as Senior Assistant General Counsel at Ventas, Inc., a premier Chicago-based real estate investment trust.

She received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1999 following completion of her B.A. from the University of Illinois in 1996.

Stump concentrates her practice in business litigation and employment matters, combining her legal experience with a passion for client advocacy. She previously served as a summer associate with the firm where she strengthened her interest in this area of law and furthered her skills in trial preparation, drafting motions and analyzing contracts.

Prior to joining the firm, Stump held a position as a law clerk with the Marion County Public Defender Agency and developed her talents in drafting cross-examination materials and managing high-profile cases.

After receiving her B.S. from Indiana University Bloomington in 2018, Stump went on to earn her J.D. from The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2021.

Roeser Tanner & Graham is a Chicago-based boutique law firm dedicated to providing clients the highest quality of legal services and personal attention. The firm represents a broad range of clients from Fortune 100 companies with a global presence to internet startups, family-owned businesses and individuals.