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E. Lawrence Oldfield, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1973, United States District Court (northern district) Illinois 1973, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1974, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1979, United States Court Appeals (3d circuit) 1985, United States Court Appeals (10th circuit) 1986, United States Court Appeals (8th circuit) 1990.


Oldfield, E. Lawrence was born on December 21, 1944 in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States. Son of W. Ernest and Evelyn Charlotte (Gyllenberg) Oldfield.


Student, Long Island University, 1962. Student, Wheaton College, 1964. Student, Near East School Archeology, Jordan, 1964.

Bachelor in Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 1969. Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1973.


Federal agent Department Housing and Urban Development, 1969-1970. Associate Ruff & Grotefeld Ltd., Chicago, 1973-1977. General counsel livestock department Hartford Fire Insurance Company, 1977-1987.

Principal E. Lawrence Oldfield & Associates, Oak Brook, 1987-2000, Oldfield & Fox, Professional Corporation, Oak Brook, 2000—2007, Oldfield, Fox & Sarna, Professional Corporation, since 2007. Mediator, arbitrator United States Arbitration and Mediation, 1994-1997, Resolute Systems, Inc., 1997-2001. Independent arbitrator, since 2002.


Director Edgewater Community Council, 1973-1974. Precinct captain 50th Ward Democrats, 1974-1977. Trustee North Shore Baptist Church, 1974-1977, chairman constitution committee, 1976-1977.

Director Chicago Baptist Association, 1974-1977, treasurer, 1976-1977. Director Central Baptist Children's Home, 1978-1981, chairman personnel committee, 1980-1981. Deacon, 1981-1983, chairman board deacons, 1983, First Presbyterian Church Glen Ellyn, 1983-1984.

Director Chicago Bible Society, 1980-1984. Vice president, 1983-1984. Trustee Village of Glen Ellyn, 1981-1985.

Committeeman Milton Township, DuPage County Representatives, Wheaton, Illinois, 1985-1988. Publicity chairman Milton Township Representatives, Wheaton, 1986-1988. Member District 41 School Board, 1991-1995.

Elder Christ Church of Oak Brook, 1993-2000. Board governors Executives Breakfast Club of Oak Brook 1993—2005, 1st vice president, 1997-1999, president, 1999-2001. Served in the United States Army, 1964-1967.

Member American Bar Association, American Association For Justice, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, DuPage County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers' Association, Federal Trial Bar, United States Golf Association, Safari Club International, Wheaton Comty. Radio Amateurs, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Moose, Masons, Shriners (member secretary 1998-2001), Elks, Tau Kappa Epsilon.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: camping, fishing, hunting, golf, amateur radio.


Married Kaaren Elaine Sabey, August 24, 1974. 1 stepchild, Kimberly Jo. 1 child, Lauren Elizabeth.