R.J. VanSwol and Aaron M. LaRue have been named 2019 Illinois “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers in the area of Insurance Coverage and Civil Litigation-Defense, respectively. Super Lawyers is a rating service that determines outstanding lawyers through a multi-faceted review process, including independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. In order to be named a “Rising Star,” an attorney must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for no more than 10 years. Only about 2.5 percent of Illinois lawyers are named “Rising Stars.”
About R.J. VanSwol
R.J. focuses his practice on insurance coverage, insurance litigation, professional liability and appellate matters. In addition to representing insurance companies in coverage and subrogation matters, R.J. has also advised and represented clients including lawyers and law firms, local governments, and companies in the transportation, construction, and dining and hospitality industries.
R.J. received his J.D. cum laude from Northwestern University Law School, where he served on The Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology and worked as a teaching assistant in the school’s legal writing program. He also holds a master’s degree in English and bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude in English and rhetoric from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
R.J. is admitted to practice in Illinois and before the Illinois Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Central Districts of Illinois, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana and the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
About Aaron M. LaRue
Aaron LaRue concentrates his practice on construction litigation, premises liability, transportation negligence, and professional liability. He has represented clients in numerous state and federal jurisdictions and he has successfully conducted jury trials through verdict.
Aaron earned his B.A. in Communications from Anderson University in 2003 and graduated, cum laude, from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2010. Aaron is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is admitted to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.