Attorney Paul W. Grauer
Paul Grauer is the owner of Grauer & Kriegel, LLC (formerly Paul W. Grauer & Associates). Prior to forming his own firm Mr. Grauer practiced in Chicago for a large IP litigation law firm. In 1973, he formed his own firm located in Schaumburg, and has concentrated his practice in personal injury and workers’ compensation law for the past 42 years.
Mr. Grauer has tried numerous jury trials to verdict in Illinois, Wisconsin and California. He has been listed in the Illinois Jury Verdict Reporter as one of the top six plaintiffs’ attorneys in Illinois for completing the highest amount of jury trials (7) in a year. He has also successfully been involved in cases appealed to the Illinois Appellate Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
In addition to conducting numerous jury trials, Mr. Grauer has also tried voluminous workers’ compensation cases at both the arbitration and Commission level. Mr. Grauer and his law firm have obtained more than $140 million in verdicts and settlements in both the personal injury area and the workers’ comp. area of his practice.
He was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Federal Trial Bar and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Illinois Trial Lawyers and Illinois State Bar Associations.
In 1971, Mr. Grauer received his juris doctorate from the University of Illinois Law School.
Mr. Grauer received his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tri-State University in Indiana and his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University. He worked as a licensed Illinois professional engineer for Caterpillar Tractor Co. before entering law school.
He was an officer of the local Lions Club for many years and, as a licensed pilot, served as legal counsel for the Northeast Pilots Association Inc. He is a frequent sponsor of the Schaumburg Athletic Association’s youth teams.
Mr. Grauer is married and has three sons.