DeGrand & Wolfe, P.C., is a Chicago, Illinois law firm providing representation to clients in a variety of litigation settings, with primary emphasis on commercial, business and employment-related litigation. We represent both corporate and individual clients in matters ranging from complex business disputes to a variety of employment-related cases, including contract, discrimination and sexual harassment claims. Our attorneys represent clients in all stages of the litigation process, including trial and appellate proceedings. We have successfully tried cases (before both jury and bench) in state and federal courts in Chicago and other areas of the country. We have handled proceedings before private alternative dispute resolution forums (such as arbitration and mediation), and in connection with administrative and regulatory proceedings. We have also argued appeals before the Appellate Courts of Illinois, the Illinois Supreme Court, and United States Courts of Appeal.
DeGrand & Wolfe, P.C., was formed in 2006 by Luke DeGrand and Tracey Wolfe following an association that spanned more than eight years. Mr. DeGrand, who has been practicing law since 1985, has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell's highest (AV) rating, and is included among that organization's Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. He is also recognized as one of the top Illinois attorneys by Super Lawyers®. In 2010, we entered into an of counsel relationship with long-time friend and colleague Ken Kraus, whose law firm, KrausFlaming LLC, shares office space with us. Ken is also AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been recognized as one of the top Illinois attorneys by Super Lawyers®.
Our law firm is committed to the tenacious representation of our clients, and we recognize the value of a creative approach to problem solving. We believe strongly in the value of thorough preparation and attention to detail, and strive to maintain close working relationships and open communication with all of our clients. We are proud of the fact that a number of these relationships have lasted for many years.
We are also proud of the caliber of our attorneys, and their legal education and experience. We are all graduates of nationally-ranked law schools, we participate in continuing legal education and litigation training, and we participate as members of local and state bar associations.