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My practice includes litigation, trials, appeals and arbitrations. Litigation experience throughout the United States includes contract, fraud, securities, negligence, employment, real estate, professional malpractice, antitrust, racketeering, collections, administrative hearings, class actions, mass actions, regulatory organizations, state and federal appeals and other matters.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
    35 years
  2. Lawsuits & Disputes: 35%
    35 years
  3. Consumer Protection: 5%
  4. Commercial: 5%
  5. Securities & Investment Fraud: 5%
    35 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Marcus Stephen Harris

    I’ve worked with Peter on a number of matters. He is a detail oriented attorney that is passionate about what he does. He is a strong advocate with the ability to see an issue from multiple angles. His insights regarding litigation strategy and procedure have proven invaluable. I have no hesitation referring my clients to Peter.


    Marcus Harris Lawsuits & Disputes Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

10 S. Lasalle Street, Suite 3500
Chicago, IL, 60603-1025


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198011/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Lawyer In ChicagoMartindale Hubbell2015
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale Hubbell2015
Top Rated Lawyer in ChicagoMartindale-Hubbell2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubble2014
AV Rated for Fifteen YearsMartindale-Hubbell2014
AccreditedBetter Business Bureau2014
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale.com2013
AV Preeminent RatingMartindale.com2012
Rated A+Better Business Bureau2010
AV Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Leading Illinois Lawyer-Commercial LitigationAmerican Leading Lawyers1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
N/AThe Law Office of Peter Ordower1995 - Present
Partner/AssociateBiegel & Sandler1991 - 1995
AssociateMcNeill, Fick & Barnow1988 - 1990
AssociateJoyce & Kubasiak1980 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
American Bar AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
Association of Attorney-MediatorsAttorney MemberN/A
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney MemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University ChicagoBusiness AdministrationM.B.A.1998
University of Chicago Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of Illinois, ChicagoHistory and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1977