Our Firm's History

From home to town and then home again - Over 30 years in law practice


In 1978, Priscilla Gruber received her law degree with honors from Northern Illinois University College of Law and established a law practice, Riley and Gruber, with Francis X. Riley, her law professor and mentor.  The partners first saw clients at Priscilla’s newly built home on Ridge Road in Plainfield.  After two years, Frank Riley retired from the practice.

Priscilla continued serving clients from her downtown Plainfield office as Priscilla H. Gruber, P. C., which was later renamed the Gruber Law Office, Ltd. after it began expanding.  The first addition was Priscilla’s daughter, Jeanette, who began her CPA practice from the same location, then moved her business to Peoria Heights, Illinois.

The second addition was the younger Gruber daughter, Patricia, who graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin – Madison College of Law in 1992 and passed the Illinois Bar Exam that year.  After working at the Illinois Supreme Court as a research attorney for two years, Patricia, joined the firm in 1994. 

In 2006, the Grubers built a new wing addition to Priscilla's home, now known as 8380 Old Ridge Road, in Plainfield to allow them to practice there together with much shorter daily commutes for both attorneys.  The practice came back home where it began over 40 years earlier and continues there today under Patricia's management after Priscilla's 2018 retirement.  

Our law office assists families in Plainfield, IL and the surrounding areas, including Joliet, Naperville, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Channahon, Crest Hill, Lockport, Minooka, Oswego, Romeoville, Shorewood, and Yorkville, in Will County, DuPage County, Kendall County, and Kane County.

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