Leonard M. Ring
2020 Inductee
(deceased)

Leonard Ring fought for the rights of Americans for his entire life.

The impact that Leonard Ring had on the country is nearly immeasurable. As co-lead counsel in the Chicago Tylenol Murder case, he helped push the pharmaceutical industry to enact reforms that gave us tamper-resistant containers. His actions in the courtroom led the city of Chicago to crackdown on polluters who were poisoning Lake Michigan, and his battle for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System led to the recovery of $300 million for employees who saw their pensions lost to fraud and mismanagement. 

Ring fought for the rights of Americans for his entire life. During WWII, he served in active duty as an Army tank commander in the 12th Armored Division. Upon returning from service, he attended law school at De Paul University and graduated in 1949. 

Ring headed almost every major plaintiffs’ bar association; he served as President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America (now AAJ); President of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Chairman of the Tort Section of the American Bar Association and served on many other influential committees and association boards.

Leonard Ring was described as a man who never boasted about his accomplishments, remained humble in spite of all of his success, and was frequently self-deprecating in his humor. His humility helped keep him grounded in his never ending pursuit of justice and the fight against the Goliaths of his time.

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