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Edward D. Mizera

Ed is an experienced litigation and trial lawyer, having tried numerous cases to verdict.  He has substantial experience on both the plaintiff and defense side.  While he primarily focuses on commercial litigation, Ed has litigated in numerous areas of the law, including personal injury, vehicular accident, construction defect, workplace injury, premises liability, fire and casualty loss, professional liability, and insurance defense and coverage. He has successfully represented licensed professionals, contractors, manufacturers, municipalities, transportation professionals, healthcare workers and insurance companies in cases ranging from small-claims matters to multimillion-dollar litigation involving complex legal issues and numerous parties. 

Ed's commercial experience includes representing companies and corporate officers in all areas of corporate law, including insurance claims, employment matters, wrongful termination, restrictive covenants, defamation, and contract disputes. Ed has represented multi-billion-dollar corporations and high net-worth individuals across the country. 

Ed also serves as corporate counsel for a number of businesses and commercial clients where he regularly assists with internal corporate matters, including contract review and negotiation, employment and transactional matters, and corporate governance. 

Ed is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.A.) and DePaul University College of Law (J.D.), where he received a CALI Award for Academic Excellence in the area of Pre-Trial Civil Litigation. During law school, Ed was a law clerk for a prominent insurance defense and coverage firm in downtown Chicago.  He also studied International Business Law at Vienna University in Vienna, Austria and International Employment Law at the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic.

News and Media:

  • Ed Mizera and Pat Cuisinier obtained a defense verdict on all counts in the case ofFranco v. Richland Refrigerated Solutions(2021-cv-00048), a case involving a trucking accident and alleged damages over $1,200,000. The case was presided over by Chief Judge James D. Peterson of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin.
  • Ed Mizera and Ed Ruberry obtained a directed verdict at trial on all counts for their clients in the case ofLockwood v. HUB International, et al. (2018 L 11814), a case involving a claim under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collections Act. The case was presided over by the Honorable Judge Michael F. Otto of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Ed Mizera and Craig Hoffman obtained a verdict in Shaw v. Holiday (2017 L 10786) that was #11 on Illinois' Top Verdicts in 2020 (https://topverdict.com/lists/2020/illinois/top-20-verdicts). The case was presided over by the Honorable Judge Rena Van Tine of the Circuit Court of Cook County.
  • Ed has been a Top-Rated civil litigation lawyer by Super Lawyers since 2021 - an award that less than 2.5% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois receive.

EDM Rising Star 


  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, B.A.
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D.


  • Illinois State Bar
  • Michigan State Bar
  • Wisconsin State Bar
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois 
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

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300 South Wacker Dr., Suite 3250

Chicago, Illinois 60606

Phone: 312-466-7239

Email: edward.mizera@ruberry-law.com

Practice Areas:

  • Commercial litigation
  • Insurance defense and litigation
  • Insurance coverage litigation
  • Insurance coverage analysis
  • Professional liability
  • Premises liability
  • Construction defect
  • Workplace injury
  • Personal injury
  • Medical malpractice

Professional Affiliations:

  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association