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Ronald S. Safer

70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900 Chicago, Illinois 60602
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Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Years In Practice

Phone Number (312) 471-8700

Ronald Safer manages complex, high-stakes cases with a focus in civil litigation.

Ron has successfully represented companies and individuals in federal and state court involving matters such as commercial disputes, accounting fraud, tax fraud, anti-kickback violations, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), environmental violations, and securities fraud. He represents clients before the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and numerous state agencies.

When Ron takes a case, he pores over the facts and analyzes the complex concepts involved until he can shape them into clear, effective arguments. His impressive track record demonstrates his ability to command a courtroom while maintaining an unflinching commitment to his clients. Above all else, he genuinely cares about his work. “My clients’ problems become my problems,” he says.

His vast federal and state trial experience, paired with his unwavering work ethic and approachable demeanor, allows Ron to bring extraordinary value to his clients.

What legal services does this lawyer offer?
Lawyer of the Year recognition for Ronald S. Safer
Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:
Criminal Defense: White-Collar, Chicago (2017)
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers® (Bet-The-Company Litigation, 2017-2023; Criminal Defense: White-Collar, 2009-2023)
  • 2017 Chicago Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year”, Best Lawyers® 
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers (2003-2022)
  • Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America, Lawdragon Inc. (2023)
  • Lawdragon Hall of Fame, Lawdragon Inc. (2022)
  • 2018 Streetwise Inc. 20 Most Inspiring Chicagoans
  • 2017 Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation Justice John Paul Stevens Award
Georgetown University, J.D., magna cum laude
Graduated 1983
University of Pennsylvania, B.A., Economics, Wharton School, History Faculty of Arts and Sciences, cum laude
Graduated 1979
Contact Details and Office Locations
70 West Madison Street, Suite 2900
Chicago, Illinois 60602
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