Richard M. Goldwasser

Rich is an experienced trial and appellate attorney. He began his career with clerkships with the Hon. Meir Shamgar, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Israel, and the Hon. Dom J. Rizzi, Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court. Rich focuses his practice on commercial litigation and civil and criminal appeals. He has argued cases before the Illinois Appellate Court and Illinois Supreme Court. He has also presented cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and other state appellate and supreme courts throughout the country.


Rich represents clients in a variety of matters at the trial level, including cases involving breach of contract, covenants not to compete, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, the Illinois Trade Secrets Act, the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, education law, as well as shareholder derivative actions and cases seeking injunctive and equitable relief. Rich has also prosecuted and defended claims on behalf of clients for personal injuries and legal malpractice, and represents clients both in civil and criminal matters in appellate and supreme courts.


  • State of Illinois 1991
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois 1997
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit 1997
  • United States Supreme Court 2004


  • AB 1987 University of Illinois at Urbana
  • JD 1990 University of Illinois College of Law