Law Offices of Lawrence K. Rynning
Law Offices of Lawrence K. Rynning
Helping clients with Insurance Claims, Civil Litigation and Estate Administration

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Lawrence K. Rynning
  • Attorney at Law


Wheaton, IL



(630) 682-8107


Civil claims and litigation practice focusing primarily on environmental, toxic exposure, personal injury, bodily injury, property damage and other tort claims, including insurance coverage claim investigation and analysis, representing insurance companies, businesses and individuals.  Practice includes the initiation and defense of declaratory judgment litigation to seek judicial rulings as to insurance policy interpretation and obligations.  Practice has also included proactive management of litigation and claims in various jurisdictions.  Expanding practice to include estate planning (wills, trusts and powers of attorney), probate and elder law issues and related litigation and claims.

Areas Of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Practice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Indiana, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin, 1989


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1980
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Carroll College, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1977
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Major: Business Administration/Political Science

Representative Cases

  • Village of Crestwood v. Ironshore Specialty Ins. Co., et. al, 986 N.E.2d 678 , 2013, Illinois Appellate
  • Outboard Marine Corp. v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., et. al, 670 N.E.2d 740 , 1996, Illinois Appellate
  • Ono v. Chicago Park District, 601 N.E.2d 1172 , 1992, Illinois Appellate
  • RLI Ins. Co. v. Illinois National Ins. Co., 781 N.E.2d 321 , 2002, Illinois Appellate
  • McColgan v. Shamrock Mine Products, 488 N.E.2d 644 , 1986, Illinois Appellate

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, Present
  • Defense Research Institute, Member, Present
  • Claims Litigation Management Alliance, Member, Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Jacobs, Williams & Montgomery, Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, 1980 to 1985
  • Caterpillar, Inc., Peoria, Illinois, 1985 to 1987
  • Williams, Montgomery, & John Ltd., Chicago, Illinois, 1987 to 2003

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