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Rebecca Kaiser

Kaiser Fournier





140 S. Dearborn Street, Suite 1020

Chicago, IL 60603

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Ms. Fournier’s practice focuses on:  Commercial Litigation and White Collar.

Ms. Fournier has tried numerous criminal and civil cases to favorable verdict, has extensive state and federal appellate experience, and has argued before the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.  She has defended people charged with a wide array of federal and state criminal charges.  Ms. Fournier was previously a litigation partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell LLP and at Figliulo & Silverman PC, prior to its merger with SGR, where she focused on business litigation, including shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, contract disputes, class action defense, and other complex commercial matters in both state and federal court.

Immediately after law school, Ms. Fournier served as a fellow at Cabrini Green Legal Aid, where she practiced criminal and juvenile defense and criminal records relief, including successfully obtaining executive clemency for individuals with felony convictions.  While in law school, Ms. Fournier gained significant defense experience by clerking for the Federal Defender Programs in the Eastern District of California and Middle District of Tennessee as well as serving as a participant in the University of Chicago’s Federal Criminal Justice Project.   

Ms. Fournier has repeatedly been recognized by Leading Lawyers as an Emerging Lawyer, which designation represents the top 2% of lawyers in Illinois under 40 years old or practicing less than 10 years, and was profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine in 2020.


  • State of Illinois


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana



  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School

  • B.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Community Service

  • Lawndale Christian Legal Center’s Young Professionals Council

  • Active in the American Bar Association, where she served as the Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Criminal Justice Committee

  • Chicago Bar Association

  • Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois

  • Hispanic National Bar Association

  • Illinois State Bar Association

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