Equity Partner

Email: cbuck@rcklawfirm.com

Areas of Practice


Carl Buck joined RCK Law Firm in 1999 after working as a felony prosecutor for the Will County State’s Attorney. He became a firm partner in 2003 and works from the Joliet office.

Mr. Buck focuses his practice on commercial and contract litigation and municipal/school law. His clients include municipalities, public community college and local school districts, corporations, contractors, developers, and individuals.

A native of Plainfield, Illinois, Carl graduated from Joliet Catholic High School before attending the Citadel Military College in Charleston, South Carolina. He is a U.S. Army veteran having served as a platoon leader in the 101st Airborne Division. Mr. Buck earned his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Mr. Buck is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Will County Bar Association, and a member of the Federal Trial Bar for both the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. He is an adjunct professor at the John Marshall Law School Center for Trial Advocacy and practices throughout Northern Illinois, predominantly in Will, Grundy, DuPage, Cook, and Kendall Counties.

Mr. Buck is a past president of the Plainfield Area Chamber of Commerce where he was named the Chamber’s “Advocate of the Year” in 2005. In 2013, he received the Plainfield School District 202 C.A.P.E. Award for Volunteer of the Year after serving as PTO President at Indian Trail Middle School. Mr. Buck’s pro bono clients include the Humane Society of Will County and Pink Heals, Joliet Chapter.


20 Years of Strong Represenation

They have represented me very well in the last 20 or so years. They respond to me any time day or night, they are the best!!!!

Beyond Amazing

Carl is beyond amazing! This has been the most stressful time in our lives so knowing the legal side of things is handled to this effect has been a blessing! Thanks so much!

While the Governor has issued a shelter in place order, that does not apply to legal services, which are considered essential services. Our office remains open but we are continuing to limit services to phone and video conference support at this time. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 815-730-1977. We are here to help!