Vedder Price

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area

Joseph A. Strubbe joined Vedder Price in 1996 as a Shareholder and is the current Chair of the Litigation practice area and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

He has significant experience in high-stakes complex commercial litigation across many industries, as well as defense of major class action claims and intellectual property matters. Mr. Strubbe’s widespread litigation and counseling experience includes matters involving federal and state environmental issues, covering government and private cost recovery and contribution actions under CERCLA, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) claims, enforcement matters, groundwater contamination claims, toxic tort claims and administrative and private actions. Mr. Strubbe most recently has defended several Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class actions, was lead trial counsel defending a multinational corporation against trade secret misappropriation claims, served as National Mortgage Fraud Recovery Counsel for one of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders in over a dozen federal cases, and represented a defendant in class action litigation involving the alleged contamination of over 800 private drinking water wells. He has also devoted a significant portion of his practice to the litigation and trial of contract disputes, failed transactions as well as transactional counseling, UCC claims, reinsurance and insurance coverage matters, and negligence and professional malpractice matters.

From August 1985 to August 1987, he served as a Judicial Clerk for The Honorable Frank J. McGarr, Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Strubbe holds an "AV Preeminent" Peer Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (the highest possible rating). He was also selected for inclusion from 2005 to 2006, and from 2008 to 2016, in Illinois Super Lawyers and has been selected by his peers from 2012 to 2016 as a Leading Lawyer in Commercial Litigation.

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area

Experience

  • He served as lead trial counsel defending several Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act class actions
  • He served as lead trial counsel and obtained dismissal of consumer fraud and deceptive practices class action claims against a national retailer
  • He served as lead trial counsel defending and obtaining dismissal of deceptive practices and fraud class claims against area law school
  • He served as trial counsel and in negotiation and settlement of class action claims against a national financial institution with exposure of over $3 billion

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area

Education

  • IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1985, with highest honors
  • Western Illinois University, B.S., 1981, with highest honors

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1985

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1990 (Trial Bar, 1995)
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1992

Affiliations

  • Member, Chicago Bar Association

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area

Joseph A. Strubbe

Shareholder

Member, Board of Directors
Chair, Litigation Practice Area