Lawrence R. LaLuzerne

Lawrence R. LaLuzerne received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame, cum laude, in 1982, and his Juris Doctorate Degree from Loyola University of Chicago School of Law in 1985. Mr. LaLuzerne served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Department from 1985-1989. Mr. LaLuzerne joined the firm of Rosing, Smith, Ericksen, Zeit & Stanczak, Ltd. in 1989, eventually being named a partner in 1997. He joined Charles Smith in forming Smith & LaLuzerne, Ltd. in 2002. When Charles W. Smith was appointed a circuit court judge in February of 2016, Mr. LaLuzerne became the senior partner in the firm of LaLuzerne & Smith, Ltd. Mr. LaLuzerne has prosecuted for 12 different municipalities and tried hundreds of DUI cases to verdict. In May 2007, Mr. LaLuzerne argued the case of Village of Mundelein v. Wisconsin Central Railroad before the Illinois Supreme Court. Mr. LaLuzerne has handled various matters of municipal law for the Village of Mundelein, City of North Chicago, and the Village of Indian Creek, including attending council and board meetings, Zoning Board of Appeals hearings, and Fire and Police Commission hearings. Mr. LaLuzerne has served as a Commissioner on the Village of Vernon Hills Fire and Police Commission since 1997, and also is Chairman of the Traffic Advisory Committee for the Village of Vernon Hills, having served since 1993.

Practice Areas
•      Criminal Defense
•      Real Estate
•      Estate Planning
•      Probate/Guardianships
•      Juvenile

Law School: Loyola University of Chicago

Admissions: Illinois