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Practice is concentrated in Local Government Law/Municipal Law, including representation of dozens of Public Libraries.  He has experience with a wide range of municipal law issues including public finances, multi-million dollar capital improvement projects, Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act and personnel.  He has eminent domain experience representing both units of local government and private property owners.  He has experience in both commercial and residential real estate and he represents a number of business entities as General Counsel.


Represented County of DuPage as a Special Assistant State’s   Attorney (civil matters).


Served as General Counsel for the DuPage County Bar Association.


Serves on the Judiciary Committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.


Serves as Arbitrator for the Circuit Court of DuPage County.


Served as Director and Officer of B.R. Ryall YMCA, Glen Ellyn, Illinois including Board President.


Provides services pro bono for several non-profit organizations, including B.R. Ryall YMCA.


Presented at numerous conferences/seminars for Public Library organizations, including Illinois Library Association, Metropolitan Library System and DuPage Library System.




Served as a Trip Assistant to persons with disabilities on outdoor camping trips for Wilderness Inquiry, a non-profit organization offering outdoor recreational opportunities and wilderness experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds, including persons with disabilities.


            President of Senior Men’s Honorary Society at The University of Michigan.


            Earned three varsity letters in wrestling at The University of Michigan.


            Wrestled for The University of Michigan on Michigan’s Big Ten Championship Team (1973).


Has taken dozens of wilderness canoe trips in Quetico Provincial Park, Ontario, Canada.


            Enjoys traveling and a variety of outdoor activities including canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, and scuba diving.


Practice areas


  1. Land Use & Zoning: 25%
  2. Corporate: 25%
  3. State & Local Law: 25%
  4. Personal Injury: 25%

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Contact info

Peregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd

221 East Illinois Street
Wheaton, IL, 60187-0564


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Rated Preeminent 5.0/5.0Martindale-Hubbell2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerPeregrine, Stime, Newman, Ritzman & Bruckner, Ltd1976 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1998 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationAttorney1998 - Present
DuPage County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1998 - 1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
University of MichiganN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1973