“I attribute my success to my persistence, communication skills and ability to face challenges.” – Susan Bogart
Law Offices of Susan Bogart is located in Chicago, IL and serves clients in and around Worth and Cook County. The firm provides personalized representation in a wide range of civil and criminal matters including Business and employment litigation, Criminal investigations and trials, Arbitration and mediation, Internal, governmental and grand jury investigations, Negotiation of employment and severance packages, Trial and Litigation Consultant and Management of Complex Litigation. They represent senior level executives and members of boards of directors in both the public and private sectors, clients seek the firm’s counsel when they need a high level of experience in complex litigation in the federal and state courts. Led by Susan Bogart, the firm’s foundation of their practice is having a reputation for careful analysis, strategic and tactical thinking and sound advice and judgment, given in light of Ms. Bogart successful courtroom and investigative experience, the firm protects the personal and professional interests of its clients.
Susan Bogart has been involved in trial work since her career began in 1978. Ms. Bogart turned her extensive knowledge of the federal civil and criminal justice system to her clients’ benefit, having success in many major cases. She is admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, Northern District of Ohio and Western District of Missouri, the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. She has been admitted to the U.S Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois. She has been certified as an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association. She was a certified mediator for National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), and Chairperson for arbitrations with the National Association of Securities Dealers and the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. She also has been appointed counsel in the Northern Districts of Illinois and Ohio and for the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits.
As a law clerk with the U.S. district court Ms. Bogart worked on the full range of cases involving federal civil and criminal laws. As an assistant U.S. Attorney in Chicago for seven years, Ms. Bogart had experience in investigating and prosecuting the full range of federal criminal laws with a special expertise in prosecuting complex white collar and financial crimes and organizations engaged in federal criminal offenses. Her experience includes the first successful investigation and prosecution of bank officials who caused the failure of Savings and Loans during the 1980s, being the first woman to chair a high-profile federal terrorist prosecution of leaders of the El Rukn street gang for conspiring with Muammar Gaddafi of Libya, acting as senior investigative counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee’s oversight of the U.S. Justice Department, and as outside counsel advising the managers for the Majority, U.S. House of Representatives, Judiciary Committee in the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton.
Ms. Bogart earned her B.A. with Distinction from the University of Michigan (English Major, Economics and Urban Studies Minor), and her J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. She is a member of the International, American, Seventh Circuit, Federal, Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations, the Federal Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Arbitration Association, and The Lawyers Club of Chicago.
Ms. Bogart was recognized in 2012 as one of Chicago’s Top Rated Lawyers, she has received LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating as an AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer, she has been selected for an exclusive membership in The National Trial Lawyers (The NTL) Top 100 Trial Lawyers (invited), and is included in Martindale-Hubbell’s Bar Register Preeminent Women Lawyers.
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