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The Law Offices of T. Scott Leo, P.C. represents
sureties and fidelity insurers in all types of
litigation and in transactional matters.

Attorney Profile: Ralph J. Kooy

100 N. LaSalle St., Suite# 514
Chicago, Illinois 60602
Telephone: 312.857.0910
Facsimile: 312.857.1240
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Ralph J. Kooy

Ralph J. Kooy

Ralph J. Kooy is a partner with over 25 years of experience representing construction industry clients. Ralph has represented sureties, contractors, architects and trade contractors in a variety of construction disputes including those arising from non-payment, defective work, and delay. Ralph also advises and counsels clients on negotiating successful contracts as well as their administration and termination. Ralph’s experience also includes commercial litigation, representing companies in disputes involving sales contracts, business purchases, partnership dissolutions, and insurance litigation including coverage disputes. Ralph’s experience and background enable him to efficiently assist his clients in arriving at favorable business solutions to complex disputes.


Areas of Focus

Arbitration and Mediation
Business Torts
Contract Litigation
Complex Commercial Litigation
Construction Litigation
Electronic Discovery
Employee Dishonesty
Insurance Litigation
Professional Liability Litigation
Real Estate Litigation

Recent Publications and Speeches

Attorney Client Privilege in the Corporate Setting
October 2018—Association of Corporate Counsel

Emerging Regulatory Compliance Risks and Trends
October 2017—Chicagoland Risk Forum

Understanding the Millennial Juror
June 2017—ACI Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation Conference

Public Official Bonds—Who is the Obligee
April 2017—DRI Fidelity & Surety Roundtable

Surety Liability for Forged or Unauthorized Bonds
September 2016—Surety Claims Association

Construction Related Insurance Claims—Emerging Issues
March 2015—XL Insurance

Can’t We All Just Get Along—ADR in Construction Disputes
January 2015—ASHRAE Annual Winter Conference

The Case Against Your Contractor
January 2014—Illinois Association of Park Districts

The Surety’s Enforcement of its Right to Reimbursement
January 2014—ABA FSLC Midwinter Meeting

The Standard of Proof in the Surety Indemnity Action
2014—Chicago Surety Claims Association


University of Illinois College of Law
J.D., 1992

University of Illinois
B.A., 1989

Bar & Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, N.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Court, C.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Court, S.D. of Illinois
U.S. District Court, C.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. District Court, E.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, N.D. of Illinois
Illinois Supreme Court


American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Illinois State Bar Association
National Bond Claims Association
Chicago Surety Claims Association

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