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Karl Berolzheimer was American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1958, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.


Berolzheimer, Karl was born on March 31, 1932 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Leon J. and Rae Gloss (Lowenthal) Berolzheimer.


University of Illinois (Bachelor of Arts, highest honors, 1953). Harvard University (Juris Doctor, cum laude, 1958). Phi Beta Kappa. Member, Ross, Hardies, O’Keefe, Babcock & Parsons, 1958-1976.


Associate Ross & Hardies, Chicago, 1958—1966, partner, 1966—1976. Vice president legal Centel Corporation, 1976-1977, vice president, general counsel, 1977-1982, senior vice president, general counsel, 1982-1988, senior vice president, general counsel, secretary, 1988-1993. Of counsel Ross & Hardies, 1993—2003, McGuire Woods LLP, 2003—2007.

Retired, 2008

National advisory board Center for Informatics Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 1988-1993. Member Corporation Counsel Center, Northwestern University Law School, 1987-1993, member emeritus, since 1993. Member advisory board Litigation Risk Management Institute, 1989-1995.

Board directors Milton Industries, Chicago, 1973-2005, Devon Bank, Chicago, 1985-2007. Consultant Mount Pulaski Telephone and Electrical Company, Lincoln, Illinois, 1981-1986. Secretary, general counsel Consolidated Water Company, Chicago, 1968-1972.

Member human relations task force Chicago Community Trust, 1988-1990. 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1953-1955, Aberdeen, Maryland, Fort Stewart, Georgia, Sullivan Barracks, Germany.


  • Bar: Illinois 1958, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1964, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1969, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1976.


Board directors The National Conference Commission and Justice, Chicago, presiding co-chairman, 1987-1990, member national executive board directors, 1988-1998, chair investment committee, 1991-1994, national co-chair, 1992-1995, president, 1993-1994, chair, 1995-1998. Executive board International Council Christians and Jews, 1996-2000, vice president, 1998-2000. Board directors Evanston (Illinois) Mental Health, 1975-1982, chair, 1978-1980.

Director Evanston Community Foundation, 1996-2003, vice chair, chair grants committee, 1996-1998, chair, 1999-2001, chair council advisors, since 2003, chair governance committee, since 2007, member invest committee since 2002. Board directors Beth Emet Foundation, 1997, since 2009. Trustee Northlight Theatre, Evanston, 1992-2004, vice-chair, 1993-1999.

Member council The Communitarian Network, 1993-1996. Trustee Beth Emet Synagogue, Evanston, 1985-1987, 89, 2004-2007, secretary, 1985-1989, executive committee 2006-2007. Chair Capital Campaign Plan Committee, 1994-1997, co-chair capital campaign, 1997-1998, 2010.

Discrimination priority committee United Way, 1990-1997, vice-chair, 1993. Member assembly Parliament of the World's Religions, 1993. Member Illinois attorney general's ad hoc committee for creation of justice commission, 1994.

Advisory committee Illinois Justice Commission, 1995-1996. Advisory board National Underground R.R. Freedom Center, since 1997. Board directors North Shore Senior Center Foundation, 2009, member investment committee, 2010, chair since 2011.

Fellow American Bar Foundation. Member American Bar Association (chair telecommunication committee business law section 1982-1986, dispute resolution committee 1986-1990, office committee 1991-1995, member Coalition for Justice 1993-1997, board editors Business Law Today 1995-1997, co-chair conflicts of interest committee 1997-2001, past chair 2001-2003), Chicago Bar Association (development of law committee 1963-1977, chair 1971-1973), Chicago Council Lawyers.


Married Diane Glick, July 10, 1954. Children: Alan, Eric, Paul, Lisa.

Leon J. Berolzheimer

Rae Gloss (Lowenthal) Berolzheimer

Diane Glick

Alan Berolzheimer

Eric Berolzheimer

Paul Berolzheimer

Lisa Berolzheimer