Steven M. Bylina III

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Steven M. Bylina III
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Occupation Attorney
Employer Ziliak Law, LLC
Location Chicago

Steve Bylina is an attorney at Ziliak Law, LLC, a Chicago-based boutique law firm focused on the trading and investment management industry.[1]


Bylina worked as a brokers’ assistant for a grain floor brokerage operation at the Chicago Board of Trade while attending The John Marshall Law School. While working as a trader on the floor of the CBOT, he developed a practice representing exchange members and traders in a number of matters before the CBOT Arbitration Committee. He soon became a partner for Commodities Company, Inc. as a floor broker on the Chicago Board of Trade’s grain floor. In that capacity, he facilitated business for some of the largest grain traders in the world, predominantly in the soybean meal pit, where he served as chairman of the pit committee.

He advocates for clients before arbitration panels, and has also served as an arbitration judge for FINRA, NFA and Cook County. He is also a member of the CME Group’s Arbitration Committee and the CME Membership Committee.


Bylina earned a B.A. in Economics from Illinois College and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.


  1. Experience. Ziliak Law, LLC.