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James L. Ryan

Real estate Attorney at Wheaton, IL

5.0   1 review
  • State Years
    Pennsylvania - PA 16 years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2007
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About James

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I joined Roberts & Caruso as an associate in 2006. I focus primarily on construction and mechanic’s lien law, business litigation, and contested probate. I frequently write articles on emerging issues in the law. My work has been published by the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the DuPage County Bar Association and the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal. I also serve as a member of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Civil Law & Practice Committee, Business Law Committee and the Publication Board, an invitation only committee responsible for publishing a ten-issue per year legal journal called The Brief.

I graduated from the Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. While in law school, I completed Loyola’s trial advocacy program, served as a lead article editor of the law review, advanced to the National Quarterfinals of the Wagner Labor and Employment Law Moot Court Competition, and worked for a federal magistrate judge and then for a large Chicago law firm. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame with majors in Economics and Political Science. I am also a licensed Real Estate Managing Broker.

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Roberts & Caruso
411 W Wesley St
Wheaton, IL, 60187-4925

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Posted by Kevin | June 23, 2014
Exceptional Service and Representation
My wife and I recently hired Jim to represent us on our real estate transaction. Jim was very helpful throughout the entire process and always kept us informed. There were a few unexpected bumps in the road relating to inspection issues and financing questions, but at all times Jim explained our options and helped us find the optimal solution. The day before our closing he carefully explained what would happen and went over all the closing documents with us. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone looking for quality representation.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Roberts & Caruso
  • 2006 - Present


  • Loyola University of Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Laino, LLC vs. Scott Aviation, Inc., et al.
  • Verdict for Defendant


  • DuPage Bar Association Magazine, The Brief
  • Associate Editor
  • 2015 - Present
  • DuPage Bar Association Business Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • DuPage Bar Association Publication Board
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Civil Law and Practice Committee
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Loyola University Chicago Law Journal
  • 2005
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Trial Information
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • "Who's in charger here?" The Probate Court's Jurisdiction to Resolve Disputes Among Powers of Attorney, Guardians, and Trustees
  • The Probate Court's Jurisdiction to Resolve Disputes Among Powers of Attorney, Guardians, and Trustees
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Construction and development Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Construction and development Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Administrative law Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning

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Wheaton Real estate Lawyer James L. Ryan
James L. Ryan
Real estate Attorney
Wheaton, IL
Licensed for 17 years
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