Clark Hill Attorney Ray J. Koenig III Selected as One of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch

Oct 9, 2013
CHICAGO – Clark Hill Chicago Managing Member Ray J. Koenig III was selected as one of the 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch in 2013. The publication is a supplement to the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin and Chicago Lawyer .

What does it take to earn recognition as one of the best young lawyers in Illinois? Intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and most important a willingness to work hard at one for the Country’s most important professions. Over 1,350 nominations were received from around the globe.

Koenig is the Managing Member of Clark Hill’s Chicago office and a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group. He practices in the areas of probate litigation, trust litigation, fiduciary litigation, elder law, estate planning and estate administration, with an emphasis on will, trust, guardianship, and advance directive contests and other fiduciary litigation. Koenig shares his knowledge and opinion on Clark Hill’s Estate, Trust and Guardianship Controversies Blog.

Koenig is also an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School where he teaches an elder law course. Topics include guardianship, ethical issues, elder abuse and discrimination issues to name a few.

Some highlights from Koenig’s profile include:

“When it comes to guardianships, trusts and estates, Koenig has the experience and skills to handle the tough cases.”

Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez, admires “Koenig’s commitment to Chicago and its many communities, the legal profession as a whole and the thousand he has will continue help.

A judge said Koenig repeatedly appeared before him in adult disable cases in the Probate Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County and he approached every disable adult with compassion and an open mind. He said Koenig was able to achieve results to help protect the disabled, including securing assets and housing with dignity.

Not only has he impressed judge, Koenig’s clients have been happy with the representation he has provided. A client was quoted, “Ray performed with excellence on intricate legal matters but even more importantly to me, he adapted to different personalities and was firm and an advocate for us when we needed him to be one and a peacemaker when we need him to act in that capacity.”