Raymond Ostler is of counsel with Gomberg Sharfman P.C. in Chicago. The emphasis of his practice includes real estate litigation, title defense litigation, and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law. Mr. Ostler is an author and lecturer for IICLE, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Mortgage Brokers’ Association, and the National Banking Institute and was a consulting editor for the 1997 edition of Volume 5 of Nichols’ ILLINOIS CIVIL PRACTICE. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations.

Education

  • 1972 University of Illinois, B.A., Political Science
  • 1976 DePaul University, J.D.

Court & Bar Admissions

  • 1976 Illinois
  • 1976 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • 1984 United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • 1992 United States Federal Court of Claims
  • 2005 United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Reported Cases & Publications

  • Richer v. Morehead, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84826; Richer v. Morehead, 798 F.3d 487, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 14032, 61 Bankr. Ct. Dec. 102
  • K. Miller Constr. Co. v. McGinnis, 238 Ill. 2d 284, 938 N.E.2d 471, 2010 Ill. LEXIS 1070, 345 Ill. Dec. 32
  • United General Title Ins. Co. v. AmeriTitle, Inc., 365 Ill.App.3d 142, 847 N.E.2d 848, 301 Ill.Dec. 838, Ill.App. 1 Dist., March 31, 2006 (NO. 1-05-1874)
  • King v. First Capital Financial Services Corp., 215 Ill.2d 1, 828 N.E.2d 1155, 293 Ill.Dec. 657, Ill., April 21, 2005 (NO. 97263, 97761)
  • Lewis-Pride v. Wells Fargo Bank (In re Lewis-Pride), 330 B.R. 660, 2005 Bankr. LEXIS 1613
  • Lysek v. Elmhurst Dodge, Inc., 325 Ill.App.3d 536, 758 N.E.2d 862, 259 Ill.Dec. 454, 2001-2 Trade Cases P 73,442, Ill.App. 2 Dist., September 18, 2001 (NO. 2-00-0759)
  • Judgment Services Corp. v. Sullivan, 321 Ill.App.3d 151, 746 N.E.2d 827, 254 Ill.Dec. 70, Ill.App. 1 Dist., March 23, 2001 (NO. 1-99-3091)
  • Miami Tribe of Okla. v. Walden, 206 F.R.D. 238, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 22372
  • Chicago Title & Trust Co., Trustee Under Trust No. 89-044884 v. Chicago Title & Trust Co., Trustee Under Trust No. 1092636, 248 Ill.App.3d 1065, 618 N.E.2d 949, 188 Ill.Dec. 379, Ill.App. 1 Dist., June 30, 1993 (NO. 1-91-4012)
  • People ex rel. Hartigan v. E & E Hauling, Inc., 218 Ill.App.3d 28, 577 N.E.2d 1262, 160 Ill.Dec. 691, Ill.App. 1 Dist., July 24, 1991 (NO. 1-89-1763, 1-89-2792, 1-90-0173)
  • In re Camelot Associates Ltd. Partnership, 102 B.R. 161, 1989 Bankr. LEXIS 1035
  • Withall v. Capitol Federal Sav. of America, 164 Ill.App.3d 851, 518 N.E.2d 328, 115 Ill.Dec. 803, Ill.App. 1 Dist., December 14, 1987 (NO. 86-3025)
  • Mid-America Nat. Bank of Chicago v. First Sav. and Loan Ass’n of South Holland, 161 Ill.App.3d 531, 515 N.E.2d 176, 113 Ill.Dec. 367, Ill.App. 1 Dist., September 16, 1987 (NO. 86-0417)
  • LaGrange Federal Sav. and Loan Ass’n v. Rock River Corp., 97 Ill.App.3d 712, 423 N.E.2d 496, 53 Ill.Dec. 112, Ill.App. 2 Dist., June 24, 1981 (NO. 80-309)
  • Cook County Federal Sav. & Loan Ass’n v. Griffin, 73 Ill.App.3d 210, 391 N.E.2d 473, 29 Ill. Dec. 210, Ill.App. 1 Dist., June 05, 1979 (NO. 78-236)