Larry OldfieldAttorneys

Larry Oldfield
124 C South County Farm Road
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

Phone: (630) 665-2500
Fax: (630) 665-9427

Larry Oldfield's first position after he received his law degree was as an associate at the law firm of Ruff & Grotefeld, Ltd. Thereafter, he worked for Hartford Fire Insurance Company as General Counsel in the Livestock Department for ten years. He left Hartford to start his own firm, E. Lawrence Oldfield & Associates, in 1987, and then founded Oldfield & Fox, P.C. in 2000. Larry has now joined with John P. Stock, III and Kurt A. Carlson, with he and William V. McGrath as of counsel, to form Stock, Carlson, Oldfield & McGrath LLC.

Larry has defended litigation cases involving cattle rustling and the sale or purchase of stolen or mortgaged livestock in 26 states and 19 federal jurisdictions, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He has been involved in fifteen reported Appellate cases in the United States, including one that was heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. He has also been recommended as the preferred legal counsel in the United States by the Livestock Marketing Committee of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA). In addition, he has continuously received the highest possible peer review rating (AV-Preeminent) from Martindale-Hubbell.

Larry has acted as Vice-President and President of the Executives' Breakfast Club of Oak Brook, and has served on its Board of Governors.

Larry served in the U.S. Army and has held various positions of leadership, and as a Federal Agent. He has also served as an elder at Christ Church of Oak Brook and on the Boards of Directors of many not-for profit organizations. Larry is a member of the Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce, serving on their Public Policy Council.

Larry was born in Lake Forest, grew up in Brooklyn, New York and has lived in Glen Ellyn with his wife, Kaaren, since 1977. They are parents of two wonderful daughters, and proud grandparents to two lovely grandchildren.

Larry’s hobbies include golf, fishing, hunting, Ham Radio (WA9RTE), chess and travel.

Practice Areas:

Business Law

Real Estate

Wills and Trusts

Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions:

Multiple State and Federal Jurisdictions, pro hac vice

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Oklahoma, 1994

U.S. District Court, District of Nebraska, 1991

U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin and U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 1990

U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1985

U.S. Supreme Court, 1979; Federal Trial Bar. 1983

U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit 1974

Illinois and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1973


DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1973

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1969

Near East School of Archaeology, Jordan, 1964

Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois, 1964

Long Island University, Brooklyn, New York, 1962

Reported Cases:

U.S. vs. Walter Dunlap & Sons, Inc., 1986, United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 800 F.2d 1232, 1 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1618

Michigan National Bank of Detroit vs. Michigan Livestock Exchange, 1987, Court of Appeals of Michigan, 418 N.W.2d 663, 165 Mich. App. 243, 5 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 690

Michigan National Bank of Detroit vs. Michigan Livestock Exchange, 1989, Michigan Supreme Court, 439 N.W. 2d 884, 432 Mich 277

First National Bank of Amarillo vs. Southwestern Livestock, Inc., 1988, United States Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 859 F.2d 847, 7 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 277

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation vs. Bowles Livestock Commission Company, 1991, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 937 F.2d 1350

Mercantile Bank of Springfield vs. Joplin Regional Stockyards, Western District Missouri, 1994, 870 F.Supp. 278

Turin v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, 1995, Iowa App. Ct.

George Young d/b/a Deep Down Ranch v. Bowling Green Livestock Market, Inc., 1996, 206 BR 439, Western District Kentucky

First Bank of Okarche v. Lepak, et al, 1998, Supreme Court of Oklahoma, 961 P.2d 194, 1998 OK 46

Mid-State Sales Co., Inc. v. Fugitt Bros. Livestock Co., Inc., 990 S.W. 2d 351 (Mo. App. S.D. 1998) First Midwest Bank, N.A. vs. IBP, Inc., 2000,314 Ill. App. 3d 255, 731 N.E.2d 839,247 Ill. Dec. 66

Steve Hammer and Ron Howe v. Kevin Thompson, et al, 2006, Kansas Appellate Court, 129 P.3d 609, 35 Kan. App.2d 165

Fin-Ag, Inc. v. Pipestone Livestock Auction Market, Inc. and South Dakota Livestock Sales of Watertown, Inc., 2008, South Dakota

Supreme Court, 754 N.W.2d 29 (appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and successfully defended) Syverson v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2010, Eighth Circuit Court Of Appeals, 601 F.3d 793

Syverson v. U.S. Department of Agriculture, 2012, Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 666 F.3d 1137
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