Raymond Rushing is a multi-faceted, passionate leader with undeniable good character and optimism. A successful product liability litigator, he possesses the knowledge, skills, and essential ingredients: intelligence, integrity, dedication, discipline, and empathy to effectively defend his clients and support his teammates. Raymond looks for the brighter side of the challenge, and his actions embody his core values especially during uphill court battles.
Raymond guides clients through all stages of product liability and complex litigation. He represents clients before state and federal courts, and concentrates on medical device, consumer and industrial product defect, and mass tort claims. His experience includes coordinating national trial strategies for Fortune 500 companies, preparing and arguing motions, defending depositions, and negotiating favorable settlements for clients. He also served as a Social Security Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Maria Valdez of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
He is a source of influence and inspiration and a firm believer in lifting as he climbs. His interests include serving on the Board of the Cook County Bar Association and mentoring law students. When not practicing law or serving the community, Sundays are his time to catch up on reading the print edition of several newspapers. He also puts his passion and creativity to work in the kitchen by baking delicious, homemade cookies and apple pies.
ClerkshipsHon. Maria Valdez, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2015-2016)
Judicial Extern, Hon. Arlander Keys, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (2013 2014)
John Marshall Law School (Chicago), J.D., 2015
Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution
Student Bar Association, President
University of Oklahoma, M.H.R. in Human Relations, 2012
University of Oklahoma, B.A. in African and African American Studies, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Chicago Bar Association
Cook County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Honors & AwardsJunior Counselor Award, Cook County Bar Association (2019)
Presidential Award, Cook County Bar Association (2018)
Meritorious Service Award, Cook County Bar Association (2017)
Windy City Hockey Foundation, Board of Directors