Jenner & Block

Firm Mourns the Passing of Partner Bradley M. Yusim

Bradley M. Yusim, the firm’s dear friend and partner, passed away on December 11, 2019, after bravely fighting an aggressive form of brain cancer, known as a glioblastoma.  He will be sorely missed.

Brad graduated in 1998 from the University of Texas with a degree in electrical engineering; he received his JD from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2002.  He joined the firm as an associate that year and became a partner in 2010.  He quickly distinguished himself with his quiet but focused commitment to delivering excellence in everything he touched for the firm’s clients.  Over the years, Brad handled a variety of matters, from complex commercial disputes to difficult pro bono criminal cases.  With a quiet zeal, he excelled at everything.

In addition to being a quietly fierce advocate, Brad was also known for being extraordinarily decent, a testament to the truth that effective advocacy is rooted in professionalism.  “He was respected by everyone,” one of the firm’s clients wrote.  “Both a scholar and a gentleman,” wrote another.  The CEO of another client said, “Brad was an outstanding soul with a wonderful heart.”

He is survived by his parents, Jerry and Sandy Yusim; his sister, Amy Yusim Treger; and other extended family.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 13, at 11:30 am at Am Shalom at 840 Vernon Avenue in Glencoe, Illinois.  The Yusim family and friends will sit shiva at Am Shalom on Friday following the memorial service until 4:30 pm and then again on Saturday, December 14, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Kellogg Cancer Center, 1033 University Place, Suite 450, Evanston, Illinois, 60201.

To read an article about Brad in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, please click here.