Phone: 312-726-1995


Chicago Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
Graduated with honors – Diploma, 1971

Continuing Legal Education – offered through Professional Associations.


Licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois. Attorney’s Registration since 1971

Professional Experience

1974 – 1977 - Practiced as an associate with Cohn, Cohn, Lambert and Phillips, P.C., being mentored by Stanford Lambert and Louis J. Cohn for 3 years. At the Cohn firm, he tried both petitioner and respondent cases.

1977 – Present - Richard formed a partnership with Samuel J. Ruffolo and in 1983, the firm became Baum, Ruffolo & Marzal, Ltd. Since that time, Richard W. Baum has litigated both petitioner and respondent cases to the Dlinois Appellate and Supreme Court.

Mr. Baum, also, specializes in representing applicants before the Social Security Administration who are seeking Social Security Disability.

Professional Association and Positions

Chicago Bar Association

Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association

Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Member of the Illinois State Bar Association