Ronald S. Safer
Ron Safer litigates complex, high-stakes cases with a laser intensity that is often not recognized by his opponents until it’s too late. In fact, he is so calm and unflappable that many adversaries don’t ever see him coming. But when the dust finally settles, everyone definitely knows he was there.
His effectiveness in the courtroom became abundantly clear in 1989 soon after Ron went to work for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago, where he became Chief of the Criminal Division and successfully prosecuted over one-hundred criminal defendants. Those cases ranged from complex financial fraud and public corruption to sophisticated, wide-reaching and long-term criminal enterprises. Ron conducted dozens of major jury trials and argued many cases before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals before returning to private practice in 1999.
Now an accomplished and effective defense lawyer, Ron possesses an impressive ability to command a courtroom and effectively execute a legal strategy. His clients’ problems become his own and he does not rest until they are solved. He has successfully defended clients in civil and criminal matters in wide-ranging subject matters including accounting fraud, tax fraud, kickback violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, environmental violations and securities fraud. He has extensive experience representing clients in federal and state court as well as before the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and state agencies too numerous to list.