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Steven Michael Ruffalo

About me

I focus my practice in commercial litigation and have achieved an “AV/Preeminent” rating, the highest possible rating, among my peers for legal ability, professional reliability, diligence and ethics.  I have also acheived a "10.0 Superb" AVVO Rating.  I am an active contributor to the DuPage County Bar Association holding the position of Past President for my term in 2010-11, I have also served as President of the DuPage County Bar Foundation in 2011-12 and remain a member of its Board.  I am also an active Board Member of the College of DuPage Foundation serving on its Executive Commitee and as Chairman of several committees.  Since 1989, I have devoted by career to  serving as general counsel to many small to mid-sized local businesses and have developed a reputation (that I am proud of) for building long term relationships by providing sensible legal advice.  My belief is that litigation should be avoided, if possible, and in those rare instances where it cannot, it must be undertaken with a specific strategy tailored to each case and each client.   



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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 45%
    26 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Commercial: 30%
    26 years, 300 cases
  3. Business: 25%
    26 years, 300 cases



Hourly ($195-500/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

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  • Alisa Michele Levin

    I have worked extensively with Mr. Ruffalo, and highly recommend him as an experienced litigation attorney. He is skilled, knowledgeable, aggressive and an excellent trial lawyer whom I had the pleasure of learning many things from. I would recommend him for complex litigation matters and those involving municipal clients.


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Contact info

Fuchs & Roselli, Ltd.

400 South Knoll St.
Wheaton, IL, 60187


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198911/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A-V Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberFuchs & Roselli, Ltd.1990 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Village of Glen EllynEthics Officer2014 - Present
DuPage County Bar FoundationPresident2011 - 2012
College of DuPage FoundationDirector2011 - 2015
DuPage County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2011
DuPage County Bar AssociationDirector2006 - 2007
DuPage County Bar AssociationGeneral Counsel2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Applegate Apartments Ltd Pship v. Commercial Coin Laundry Systems, 276 Ill.App.3d 433Settled after appeal.
American Automotive Accessories, Inc. v. Fishman, 175 F.3d 534Summary Judgment affirmed on appeal.
Roels v. Drew Industries, 240 Ill.App.3d 578Case settled in favor of our client.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawN/A1988
Rosary College of Arts and SciencesN/AM.B.A1988
University of Illinois, ChicagoN/AN/A1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal Action Television ProgramStarting Your Own Business2012