Pretzel & Stouffer
Edward B. Ruff, III

Edward B. Ruff, III
Equity Partner

Recognition and Appointments
Highest Martindale-Hubbell rating, AV
Illinois Super Lawyers® 2005-2011
Certified by the American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

DePaul University, J.D. 1981
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. 1977

Bar Admissions
U.S. Supreme Court
Illinois and Wisconsin Supreme courts
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Central districts of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court for the Northern and Southern districts of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

Professional Affiliations
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC)
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
American Society of Mechanical Engineers


“Warnings: What You Need To Know,” 6th Annual Midwest Product Liability & Safety Conference, July 2010.

Multidistrict Litigation: Technical and Practical Considerations, Vol. 59, No. 4, FDCC Quarterly, Summer 2009.

“Future of Jury Trials,” FDCC Winter Meeting, February 2007.

“Damages Special to Fire Defense,” DRIā„¢ Fire & Casualty Seminar, November 2006.

Punitive Damages: A National Trend, Vol. 55, No. 2, FDCC Quarterly, Winter 2005.

“Lawsuit Negotiation,” FDCC Litigation Management College, June 2003 and June 2004.

“Punitive Damages: A National Trend,” FDCC Annual Meeting, July 2003.

“Closing Argument Tactics Regarding Spoliated Evidence,” Federation of Insurance & Corporate Counsel Mid-Year Meeting, February 2000.

Numerous earlier publications and speeches can be referenced.