Bradley & Riley PC

January 15, 2019: Bradley Riley Jacobs PC is pleased to announce that John E. Bucheit has joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Chicago office.

Mr. Bucheit brings to the firm more than 20 years of complex litigation experience, having represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and individuals in all manner and variety of commercial litigation matters. Mr. Bucheit's substantive practice includes mass-tort insurance coverage litigation, employment-related litigation, trademark and copyright disputes, class actions, breach of contract and breach of warranty actions, online marketing litigation, partnership disputes, and commercial real estate disputes. He is a member of the Trial Bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and has litigated cases and handled appeals in state and federal courts across the country, including in New York, California, Florida, Texas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.

Mr. Bucheit began his career at Winston & Strawn LLP, after which he joined and was a partner with the commercial litigation firm, Grippo & Elden LLC, where he represented clients in some of their most complex and high-stakes litigations. He subsequently co-founded his own firm, Roeser Bucheit & Graham LLC, which was recognized as a Tier 1 Commercial Litigation firm in Chicago in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers' "Best Law Firms" list for 2017 and 2018. In each of the past four years, Mr. Bucheit has been selected to the annual Illinois Super Lawyers List, an independent rating service for outstanding lawyers who have obtained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Chicago Managing Partner, Todd C. Jacobs, welcomed Mr. Bucheit to the firm: "John and I practiced together for more than a decade at Grippo & Elden LLC and his substantial experience will greatly assist our clients as we expand our national commercial litigation practice. Since opening the Chicago office in 2017, our clients have entrusted us beyond all expectations with significant matters pending in state and federal courts and arbitral forums in more than a dozen jurisdictions. John's experience will greatly benefit these clients, as we deliver outstanding and cost-efficient results and continue to expand our practice."

Tim Hill, the chair of the firm's litigation department, and also a Grippo & Elden alumnus, said:  "We are simply thrilled John joined us. With his depth of complex commercial litigation, insurance coverage and class action experience, John is just what a growing litigation group,  Chicago office and firm needed to boost the strength of our practice.  That we all know each other's pedigree, training and approach via our G&E experience is an added bonus.  John is a very strong addition to our very experienced (now even deeper) litigation practice."

Mr. Bucheit received his bachelor's degree Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Drake University and his law degree from the University of Iowa School of Law, where he graduated with High Distinction and was a member of the Order of the Coif.

The firm's Chicago office is home to an elite trial practice and represents sophisticated legal consumers nationwide in their most sensitive and high stakes matters. Our attorneys' credentials are second to none. And we believe the value proposition is second to none because much of the work is performed by exceptional lawyers in our lower cost Iowa City and Cedar Rapids offices. We adopted this model to help clients find practical and cost-effective solutions to complex problems. It's that simple.

For more detailed information on Mr. Bucheit's background, accomplishments, representative cases and clients, see his profile at  Detailed information on the firm can be found at


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