Stetson, Roger

  Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Roger is the co-chair of the firm's Commercial Litigation Group. He focuses his practice on general complex commercial litigation for a wide variety of domestic and international corporations, in disputes that include: banking regulatory and enforcement matters; professional liability claims; derivative claims; directors and officers liability matters; employment and restrictive covenant matters; civil RICO and conspiracy; general contract disputes; defamation; trademark and telecommunications cases.

Roger also focuses his practice on representing motor vehicle manufacturers, frequently counseling them with respect to their development of franchising standards, policies, and procedures. He also represents franchisors on a nationwide basis in a variety of litigation disputes with franchisees, including disputes relating to franchisee establishments, relocations and terminations, warranty reimbursement policies, product allocation systems, facility regulations, advertising requirements, franchise transfers and site control restrictions.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Roger dedicates time to the pro bono representation of asylum refugee applicants. Roger has been lead counsel in two separate successful representations of Colombian refugee applicants seeking protection in the United States from a faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a State Department designated terrorist organization in Colombia.



  • University of Michigan School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Southern California, B.A., magna cum laude, 2000

Practice Areas

  • Litigation
  • Financial Institutions
  • Compensation and Employment
  • Motor Vehicle Group