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Raymond A. Fylstra






Northwestern University School of Law, J.D.

Hope College, A.B.

Bar Admissions

With decades of experience representing contractors, industrial companies, financial organizations and corporate fiduciaries, Raymond Fylstra is a proven litigator and trusted advisor to businesses and individuals in matters before private administrative bodies and state and federal courts.

In his 40-plus years of law practice, he’s successfully argued many complex construction cases, insurance disputes, real estate lawsuits, oil and gas litigation, Uniform Commercial Code matters, intellectual property claims and will contests, and defended executors and trustees. Many of these cases involved lengthy, multi-party jury and bench trials or private arbitrations involving complex transactional disputes. 

Raymond is a member of Miller Canfield's Professional Ethics Committee.

Representative Matters


Illinois Super Lawyers 2017

Illinois Leading Lawyers, Commercial Litigation, Construction Law and Insurance Coverage Law

Northwestern University School of Law, Julius H. Miner Moot Court Competition winner; Adlai E. Stevenson Award for Excellence in Brief Writing; William Jennings Bryan Award for Excellence in Oral Advocacy

Professional Activities

American Bar Association

Illinois State Bar Association

DuPage County Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association, Civil Practice Executive Committee, former Chair

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

United Way of Suburban Chicago, former Director and Vice Chair

United Way of Hinsdale Area, former President

Christ Church of Oak Brook, former Vice Chair of the Trustee Board, Trustee, Policy Committee Chair, Media Committee Chair, and Facilities Committee Chair


"The Year in Construction Law 2017," Society of Illinois Construction Attorneys, December 2017

“Estate Litigation,” Chicago Bar Association Probate Practice Committee, February 1986


Construction Contracts: Part III,” Modern Contractor Solutions, July 2013

Construction Contracts: Part II,” Modern Contractor Solutions, June 2013

Construction Contracts: Part I,” Modern Contractor Solutions, May 2013

Case Study, Minimizing Risk in Contracts and Change ManagementConstruction Business Owner, April 2013

Negotiating Construction Contracts,” Construction Business Owner, February 2013

“Illinois Employee Classification Act,”, February 2013

“Contractual Indemnification in Design-Build Contracts,” The Primerus Paradigm, Fall 2012

Pitfalls of Arbitration,”, February 2011

Arbitration Trap,”, October 2011

Extra Work is Extra Work,” The Corporate Lawyer, Illinois State Bar Association, September 2009

“Illinois Case Law Update: Imperial Design v. Cosmo’s Designer Direct,” The Corporate Lawyer, Illinois State Bar Association March 2008

Illinois Contractor Prompt Payment Act,”, October 2007

“Builder’s Association Prevails in Illinois Supreme Court,” The Builder, March 2005

“Settlement of Class Action Cases Prior to Class Certification,” Illinois Bar Journal, September 1980