Clark Hill Attorney Ray J. Koenig III Becomes Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association

Jul 1, 2011

CHICAGO, IL Clark Hill Attorney Ray J. Koenig III became the Chair of the Trusts & Estates Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. The Trusts & Estates Section is the third largest section of the Illinois State Bar Association and includes over 2,700 practicing attorneys across the state.

Ray believes that he is the first openly gay individual to hold this post and states, “I am honored to accept my role as Chair of this statewide group. Being the first openly gay individual to do so is quite an accomplishment for the gay community as a whole and a step forward for the legal industry.”

The overall mission of ISBA Trusts and Estates Section is:


  • to be responsible for activities relating to the education of probate, estate planning and trust law practitioners;
  • to promote and work for the development, modernization and improvement of legislation relating to the estate planning, probate and trust areas of the law; and
  • to review relevant matters and issues, and to study and recommend solutions to various problems involving the public, the courts, and attorneys insofar as the areas of concern of the section are involved.
Ray is a member in Clark Hill’s Litigation Practice Group in its Chicago office. 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 has represented individuals, families, financial institutions, medical institutions, and governmental organizations in all areas of his practice. Koenig has extensive trial, appellate and mediation experience in state and federal courts.