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Robert Hill Smeltzer

Robert Hill Smeltzer

Practice areas:

Commercial, Intellectual Property, Employment & Labor

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Commercial: 34%
  2. Employment & Labor: 33%
  3. Intellectual Property: 33%

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Sreenivasarao Vepachedu

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Contact Info

Lowis & Gellen

200 West Adams Street
Chicago, IL, 60606



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199108/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Illinois Super LawyerChicago Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the age of 40Chicago Daily Law Bulletin2005

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLowis & Gellen, LLP1999 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorLoyola Law School In Chicago1997 - 2005
AssociateHinshaw & Culbertson, LLP1991 - 1999


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationIntellectual Property, L&E and LitigationN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Iowa Pacific Holdings, LLC v. AmtrakIPH verdict for $1.15mm
St. Luke's Cataract & Laser Institute v. SandersonNot guilty on the primary copyright infringement claim
Pienado v. Norwegian American HospitalDoctor dismissed, Hospital granted summary judgment on the basis that it had adequately addressed the internal complaint of harassment

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Cincinnati College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Lowis & Gellen Healthcare SymposiumRestrictive Covenants in Illinois2012