Raymond F. Agrella

Raymond F. Agrella holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English awarded by Lake Forest College, 1959. Ray received an Officer’s Commission from the United States Coast Guard in 1960 and served on active duty until 1963, when he was honorably discharged. He then attended Loyola University Law School where he received his Juris Doctorate Degree in 1967.

Ray joined Griffin Williams as partner in 2019. Prior to that, he had been partner at Shearer & Agrella since 1971. Ray has served as past president of the St. Charles Optimist Club and the Delnor Hospital Men’s Foundation. He helped found the St. Charles Community Chest and served on its board for many years. He served as Counsel for Elgin Community College. He is presently Counsel for St. Charles Township.

Ray was elected to the Board of Directors of The State Bank of St. Charles in 1983, and subsequently remained a Director of its successor, Harris Bank St. Charles, until 2008. Ray is presently a member of the Board of Directors of the Midwest Golf Pro-Am benefitting Special Olympics.

Ray concentrates his practice in general civil litigation, including all aspects of real estate law and litigation, as well as landlord/tenant. In addition, he handles personal injury, estate planning, probate, wills and trusts, and business entity formation, as well as general corporate counsel services.


Lake Forest College
Bachelor of Arts, English, 1959
Loyola University Law School
Juris Doctor, 1967


Real Estate Law
Personal Injury
Estate Planning
Wills and Trusts
Business Entity Formation
Corporate Counsel Services

Why Griffin Williams

High Quality, Experienced Legal Representation

The attorneys of Griffin Williams have decades of collective experience helping both businesses and individuals achieve their legal goals. Our focus is on assuring the best possible outcome for our clients, and we’ll go the extra mile to ensure we achieve that result each time.  Whether for business law, personal injury, civil litigation, real estate or more — our goal is to earn your trust to guarantee that you count on Griffin Williams to be your Lawyers for Business and Lawyers for Life!

Local Presence

Griffin Williams is based in Geneva, Illinois — the heart of the TriCity territory of the Fox Valley Region, in Chicago’s Western Suburbs.  We have a very strong local, Chicago-area presence with a reputation for being one of the Midwest’s most capable small firms.  Our reach, however, extends far beyond our local presence, and we have handled cases spanning the continental U.S.  If you’re looking for a law firm with a regional identity and national capability, you’ve come to the right place in Griffin Williams, LLP.

Consistent Approach

The experience of our partners and attorneys at Griffin Williams enables us to follow the very best practices and legal standards to be expected of the finest legal representation anywhere in America.  When it comes to having the know-how to execute appropriate legal strategy on a consistent basis for our clients, our team scores highly.  Count on Griffin Williams to handle your employment, tort, property dispute, contract or other issues consistently and expediently.

Cost Effectiveness, Budget Conscious

At Griffin Williams, we understand that you may be wary about the costs involved with engaging our firm.  For that reason, we are conscious of the cost to you of the various legal paths we could undertake on your behalf.  We will always explain the options along with our expectation of the potential outcomes, and the time/costs associated with each possibility. We firmly believe that there are cost effective resolutions to any legal matter with which you may need our assistance!

National Reach

Our team at Griffin Williams has tried cases and settled legal matters coast to coast, and for businesses that are national and international in scope.  We are confident in our ability to handle your business and personal legal matters on any stage.