Gary L. Wunderlich, Founding Partner

Gary L. Wunderlich

Mr. Wunderlich is a graduate of Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois and the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1982, and is also admitted to the Federal Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois.

Subsequent to graduation from John Marshall Law School, Mr. Wunderlich served in the United States Marine Corps. There, he served in the trial division of the Judge Advocate General’s office as a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Wunderlich represented individuals facing charges of theft, manslaughter and aggravated assault, as well as numerous other cases involving lesser offenses. Upon discharge from active duty in 1986, Mr. Wunderlich was awarded the Naval Commendation Medal for services as trial counsel, and also as an instructor in the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

While remaining a member of the United State Marine Corp Reserve, Mr. Wunderlich became an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County, Illinois, working in Special Prosecutions, Financial/Insurance Fraud Division. He subsequently joined the Chicago offices of Hinshaw & Culbertson in 1989, working primarily in insurance defense matters. Mr. Wunderlich was recalled to active duty in the United States Marine Corp in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991. At that time he was also promoted to the rank of Major. Upon his return, Mr. Wunderlich joined the Joliet offices of Spesia & Ayers, becoming a partner in Spesia, Ayers, Ardaugh & Wunderlich in 1994.

In 1997, Mr. Wunderlich founded Wunderlich Law Office, Ltd., specializing in insurance defense issues. Throughout his career, Mr. Wunderlich has successfully defended hundreds of suits at trial in a wide range of matters and issues.