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Maurice Grant

Maurice Grant

Grant Schumann LLC

Chicago, IL, USA

Maurice Grant concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, real estate, and employment discrimination. Mr. Grant has extensive experience representing Fortune 500, governmental entities, medium and small businesses, and individuals.

Prior to founding Grant Schumann, Mr. Grant started the Law Offices of Maurice Grant. Earlier, he worked as an associate specializing in commercial, real estate, and employment litigation at the law firm now known as Much, Shelist, Freed, Denenberg, Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. After law school, Mr. Grant spent a year as a judicial law clerk for Justice Calvin C. Camp- bell of the Illinois Appellate Court.

Mr. Grant served as an adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent School of Law where he taught Legal Drafting General Practice to second year law students.

Mr. Grant is a former member of the Board of Managers for the Chicago Bar Association and is a former Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He currently serves on the Finance Committee and as Pro Bono General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Grant also served on the Board of Trustees of Living Word Christian Center and the Board of Directors for the Illinois Facilities Fund (the largest not-for-profit lender in Illinois), the Center for Conflict Resolution, the Evanston Symphony Orchestra, and was the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Abraham Lincoln Centre. Mr. Grant currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Chicago State University Foundation.

Mr. Grant graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1984. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from De- Paul University.  Mr. Grant also attended graduate school at DePaul University majoring in European and African History. Mr. Grant is a licensed member of the Illinois Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Grant has been named a Super Lawyer in 2012, 2013, and 2014 for commercial litigation.

In 2013 Mr. Grant was honored as a Business Leader of Color by Chicago United.

 Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Lending
  • Employment Discrimination


  • University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1984)
  • Articles Editor of the Maryland Journal of International Law and Trade
  • Assistant Editor of the Maryland Law Forum
  • DePaul University (B.A. 1980)


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association

Board Memberships and Committees

  • Chairman of the Board - Abraham Lincoln Centre (Member - 2001 - 2011) (Chairman - 2008 - 2011)
  • Chicago State University Foundation (2002 - Present) (Chairman - 2011 - Present) Chairman of the Governance Committee (2007 - Present)
  • Evanston Symphony Orchestra (2011 - 2013)
  • Center for Conflict Resolution (2010 - 2013) (Audit Chair)
  • Vice-Chair of Solo & Small Firm Committee - Chicago Bar Association (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair of Solo & Small Firm Committee - Chicago Bar Association (2006 - 2007)
  • Board of Managers - Chicago Bar Association (2007 - 2009)
  • Finance Committee and Inclu- sion Initiative - NAMWOLF (2009 - Present)
  • Steering Committee - Justice Enterprise Project (2012 - Present)
  • Finance Committee – Chicago Bar Association (2013-Present)


  • Guest Speaker – Serving on the Board of a not-for-profit organization (2004 - 2006)
  • MCLE Evaluation (2005)
  • PLI Faculty Member (2013- Present)
  • Guest Speaker – CBA Law Practice Management and Technology Conference, "How to Handle High Maintenance Clients" (2007)
  • Guest Speaker – Entity Type and Partner Considerations, “Starting Your Own Law Practice” (2008, 2009, 2010)
  • Webcast – CBA Practice Pointer, “Marketing for Solo and Small Firms” (2010)
  • Webcast – CBA Practice Pointer, “Developing a Website for Solo and Small Firms” (2010)

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