Attorney Profiles

Raymond J. Ostler

Ray Ostler’s practice includes real estate litigation, title defense litigation and creditor’s rights in bankruptcy. Ray is a frequent lecturer and author on behalf of the Illinois Continuing Legal Education Association, the Chicago Bar Association, Illinois Mortgage Broker’s Association and the National Banking Institute. Ray was a consulting editor for the 1997 Nichols Illinois Civil Practice, Volume 5, Enforcement of Judgments and author of Enforcing Judgments Against Real Estate in Illinois: A Step-by-Step Guide, 89 Ill. BJ 234 (2001). Ray also co-authored Foreclosure and Bankruptcy for the IICLE Mortgage Foreclosure Practice in 2003.

Ray is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

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

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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)