Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Stephen R. Vedova

Partner - Chicago


Bar Admissions: Illinois; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

Practice Groups: Banking & Finance, Business & Corporate Law, Construction Law & Litigation, Employment Law & Litigation, Product Liability, Professional Liability Defense, Transportation, Workers Compensation

Education: DePaul University College of Law, 1998, J.D.; McMaster University, 1994, H.B.A., History/Drama; University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 1990, F.L.C.

Memberships: ABA - Advisory Board Member; Chicago Bar Association; Defense Research Institute (DRI); Gilda’s Club Chicago, Associate Board; Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS)


Stephen Vedova is a partner in Foley & Mansfield’s Chicago office, where he focuses his transactional and litigation practice in professional liability disputes, as well as corporate governance and shareholder disputes. He is also experienced in employment, product liability and construction law. Steve has extensive experience litigating disputes in venues ranging from administrative hearings all the way up to the Illinois Supreme Court.
Fluent in Italian, Steve represents a diverse mix of businesses and governmental entities in the U.S. and abroad. His clients include amusement parks, aviation manufacturers, elevator companies, Italian consulting firms, the World Food Organization, and Australian food manufacturing companies. He was commissioned by the United Nation’s World Bank to serve as a co-drafter of proposed UCC legislation in the Republic of Belarus, and served as a consultant in the Amanda Knox murder trial. This range of commercial and trial experience enables him to provide a global perspective to clients in today’s increasingly borderless marketplace.

During law school, Steve was a member of the DePaul hockey team and was on the Dean’s Honor List.


  • Successfully argued that a satisfaction of judgment is binding on non-settling parties in Saichek v. Lupa.
  • Resolved statutory inconsistency in Section 143 of the Insurance Code in Lee v. John Decree.
  • Successfully extended attorney-client privilege to include written communications by attorney to board members during executive sessions in Wilstein v. San Tropia.


December 10, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names 2019 Partners, Equity Partners

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced the election of nine partners to its Equity Partnership, and fifteen attorneys to its Partnership, effective January 1, 2019.


January 4, 2016
Foley & Mansfield Names New Equity Partners, Additions to Partnership

The national law firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce the election of six partners to the Firm’s Equity Partnership, and the addition of five attorneys to its Partnership.



  • Conducting a Workplace Investigation. Stephen Vedova stresses the importance of timing and research when conducting a workplace investigation - read his comments in 4 Great Ways to Ruin a Workplace Investigation. Read this Publication.
  • Does your business need liquor liability Insurance? Stephen Vedova discusses liquor liability and the importance of employee training. Read this Publication.