Edward Richard
Manetti & Griffith
2021 Midwest Road, Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523 - Phone: (630) 590-5400
2021 Midwest Rd., Suite 200, Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 590-5400
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Construction and Commercial Litigation Law Firm

2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 590-5400

Edward Richard is a trial attorney who has tried over 1000 cases to verdict. He is a former Assistant States Attorney for Cook County, Illinois, where he was a "First Chair" felony criminal prosecutor.

After leaving the States Attorney's office in 1979, Ed developed a broad commercial, corporate business practice, concentrating in the litigation of commercial disputes and creditors' bankruptcy rights. He also has broad experience in the areas of chancery and equitable remediates.

As part of Ed's extensive legal practice, he often serves as the chairperson of arbitration panels mandated by the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Ed is a graduate of Tulane University and received his law degree from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, where he served as the Notes Editor for the Journal of Urban Law and was the recipient of two awards for scholastic excellence. Ed is licensed to practice in Illinois and is a charter member of the trial bar for the Federal Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Ed has also been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.


  • Illinois (1974)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (1975)
  • U.S. Supreme Court (1980)

Law School:

  • Washington University in St. Louis


  • Tulane University, B.A. (1971)


  • Illinois State Bar Association


  • American Jurisprudence Award in Civil Prodecure, 1972 and Estate Planning, 1974

Notes Editor:

  • Washington University Urban Law Annual, 1973-1974

Assistant States Attorney:

  • Cook County, 1974-1979


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Manetti & Griffith, Ltd.

Business Attorneys and Litigation Lawyers

2021 Midwest Road
Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Phone: (630) 590-5400

About Us

The Manetti & Griffith, Ltd. law firm in Oak Brook, Illinois, provides experienced legal advice and counsel to clients in DuPage and Cook counties and the communities of Naperville, Aurora, Burr Ridge, Lombard, Elmhurst, and Downers Grove.