Steven J. Rizzi, Partner
Steve Rizzi was the consummate attorney. He was passionate about his clients, dedicated to his colleagues and devoted to his family. We were fortunate to have worked with him, will miss learning from him, and are better lawyers because of him. We lost a great man and a gracious, kind and gentle friend.
Steve was well-known and respected throughout the Chicago legal community. Steve was committed to helping members of society who are going through difficult times. Besides representing countless clients over this more than 25-year career, Steve also successfully represented clients on a pro bono basis in criminal matters in the Appellate Court and the Juvenile Justice System. He also was a tireless volunteer for Cabrini Green Legal Aid.
Steve was generous with his time. He served more than ten years in leadership positions in the Illinois State Bar Association and as a member of the Assembly; he was active in the Chicago Bar Association and was the past chair of the Tort Litigation Committee as well as the Civil Practice Committee. He was a past President of Chicago’s Jewish Bar Association-The Decalogue Society of Lawyers. He was also on the Board of Governors of the West Suburban Bar Association; and the Legislative Committee of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Steve will be missed by all of us at Meyers & Flowers and by so many throughout Chicago.