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Douglas B. Harper

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Civil Rights, Contracts & Agreements, Appeals

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Civil Rights: 35%
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
  3. Appeals: 15%
  4. Contracts & Agreements: 15%

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Contact Info

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper

70 West Madison Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL, 60602-4267

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198805/14/2015
NYCurrently registered 198503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest ServiceThe United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, and the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerThe Law Office of Douglas B. Harper1998 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNorthwestern University School Of Law1995 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorNorthwestern Law School1995 - Present
Faculty MemberThe National Institute for Trial Advocacy1994 - Present
PartnerBurditt & Radzius, Chartered1988 - 1998
Assistant District AttorneyThe Bronx District Attorney's Office1984 - 1988

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. David Fauntleroy, No. 83-CR-4979, Circuit Court of Cook County, IllinoisMr. Harper won the release from prison of a man who was serving a life sentence for a crime he did not commit.
Mickey v. Dargis, No. 99-C-7281, United States District Court, Northern District of IllinoisMr. Harper won a civil rights jury trial in a jail-beating case, and the case settled for $90,000 after trial.
David Fauntleroy v. Jon Burge, et. al., No. 11-cv-00118, United States District Court, Northern District of IllinoisMr. Harper won a $1.8 million settlement in a civil rights case.

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
Yale UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1981

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2014
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2013
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2012
Pincus Professional Education: Expert Witnesses: Prep, Depos, Exam and Cross - How to Get it Right (Chicago, IL)Expert Witness Depositions2011
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2011
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2010
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2009
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2008
NITA Southeast Deposition Program (Durham, NC)Deposition Skills2007
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2007
NITA Southeast Deposition Program (Durham, NC)Deposition Skills2006
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2006
NITA Advanced Depositions With Economic Experts (Boulder, CO)Expert Witness Depositions2006
NITA New York City Deposition Program (New York City, NY)Deposition Skills2005
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2005
NITA MidAmerica Deposition Program (Topeka, KS)Deposition Skills2004
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2003
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2002
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2001
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills2000
NITA Midwest Deposition Program (Chicago, IL)Deposition Skills1999