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Robert Werner Harrer

Debt collection Attorney at Lisle, IL

4.9   18 reviews

also known as Rob Harrer

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2014
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice area
  1. Debt collection
    We specifically defend against lawsuits filed by debt collectors to help eliminate debt from our clients' lives. We also sue debt collectors when they break the law.

    9 years, 1,200 cases

During the recession I lost everything. I went through the humiliation of being sued for credit card debts, foreclosure and bankruptcy. I saw all the shady tactics the financial companies use and decided to go to law school to help people that have fallen on hard times. Bankruptcy gave me the second chance I needed to get back on my feet. Fast forward to today and I'm the owner and managing attorney of my own firm helping people get rid of debt by defending against debt collection lawsuits, bankruptcy and suing debt collectors.

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Zero Debt Law Firm
650 Warrenville Road, Ste 100
Lisle, IL, 60532

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4.9 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
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Posted by Fredie | March 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Rob is a lawer who cares and is kind.
Hiring Rob and his team has been one of the best moves I've made towards financial freedom. Rob listened and informed me well on what I needed to do and what his team had to offer. I felt confident that he and his team was ready to help bring forth good change. I'm especially grateful that they kept me informed and answered any questions or concerns I had. They helped me settle on 3 different cases in which I was able to benefit greatly. I most definitely recommend not only to hear Rob out but to give him a chance to be of great help. Thanks again Rob and Team!
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Posted by Demond | August 21, 2019
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Demond King
Robert Werner was very helpful in my case. He kept me informed throughout the whole process and made sure I received the best deal that was possible.
Posted by Monique | July 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Credit Card Debt
I met with Rob for a free consultation after receiving literature from Chicago Consumer Law Center. Having received multiple solicitations for attorney services (for a lawsuit that I wasn't even aware of at the time) what I received from CCLC, was very detailed and informative. This made the decision of reaching out to them, verses reaching out to the others, very simple. Rob was professional and extremely personable which made speaking with him very comfortable. I hired them on the spot. Not only did I hire them, but also won my case. I literally did nothing but respond whenever they reached out and before I knew it, I received the news that we had won the case! It was just that easy. This was the first time that I hired an attorney and am more than grateful for the outcome. I have since told others about Rob and his team and the service they provided. I would definitely recommend.
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Posted by Gloria | July 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
I can't say enough about the professionalism and care that I received from Attorney Rob Harrer and the Chicago Consumer Law Center. I was being sued by a debt collection company called “Portfolio Recovery” and didn’t know what to do to get this situation resolved. The stress and anxiety were very overwhelming and I was an emotional wreck. Knowledgeable and professional is how I would describe my consultation with Attorney Harrer, he was thoroughly versed in his field and understood my complex situation. The empathy on my individual case was so greatly appreciated. Attorney Harrer and his staff answered every call and email which made me feel they were personally invested in me. Not only was the debt removed off my credit report, but credit score increased significantly. Thank you Attorney Rob Harrer and Chicago Consumer Law Center, whom so Deserve a 5 Star Rating. I highly recommend them! Service Excellence for all involved. G Martin Chicago, IL
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Posted by Jennifer | June 20, 2019
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Hire this guy!
My husband and I hired Robb for help with a school loan lawsuit that we had no idea what to do or what steps to take. I received a very detailed packet in the mail from Chicago Consumer Law Center going into great detail in what lawsuit we were involved in, how they can help us, and their guarantee! After reading that packet I gave them a call and they were extremely helpful. We were booked that same week, since we were very worried that the date was fast approaching. After sitting down with Robb and explaining our problem, he once again explained everything in great detail, step by step and answered every question we had. And shortly a few months after we received the call that we had won the case. All we did was hire them, paid them, answered a few questions, and they won our case! Do I recommend this man as your future lawyer? yes! he will answer all 1,000 questions you have and help you the best way he can.
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Posted by Charlotte | May 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Chicago Consumer Law Center got $25,000 & $5,000 lawsuit dismissed.
A Collection Agency was suing me for $25,000 and $5,000. I was frightened by the letters. I was receiving phone calls and mail advertisements about a lawsuit I knew NOTHING about. I did not know where to turn. I saw a mail advertisement from Chicago Consumer Law Center, P.C. I called the phone number and Chicago Consumer Law Center met with quickly. Attorney Rob Harrer explained options to me and found out what was important to me and my family. The Chicago Consumer Law Center Team laid out a strategy. Attorney Rob Harrer got both lawsuits for $25,000 and $5,000 dismissed in my favor. Please do not ignore Collection Agency lawsuits or letters, take it to the Chicago Consumer Law Center Team and they will fight for you. Do not let Collection Agencies take money from you or your family.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2019
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Professional Lawyer you can Trust
I was being sued by LVNV for a loan they acquired from the lender or another collection agency and it was interrupting my day-to-day thinking for work and family. I just couldn't concentrate with this weight on my shoulders. At the time, I reached out to several law firms in Chicago but everyone made me feel like it was just a transaction or they responded to my voicemail a couple days later but Rob Harrer took the time to understand my situation. He was able to put me at ease, educate me about the process, and explain to me all the scenarios based on the actions we took. Rob developed the trust where I was able to function during the day and sleep at nights because I knew I could trust him and his team to perform as expected, regardless of the results, because he was consistent, professional, and followed up when necessary. because he educated me about all scenarios, I was prepared for any results from the case. In the end, we WON, and I have already referred other clients to him because of his professionalism, experience, articulation, and team.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
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Delivered Phenomenal Results
I contacted within days of losing my right to reopen a case in which a judgement had been filed against me. Rob explained the process, the very reasonable fees, and then explained the range of possible outcomes. Within an hour or two, I received an engagement letter. Then, Rob got to work immediately. The next time I heard from Rob and his team was to inform me that they had achieved the absolute best possible outcome that I had ever contemplated for my situation. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Jean | January 2, 2019
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Chicago Consumer Law
Recently my husband and I were besieged with collection notices and ultimately a lawsuit filed by Cavalry, LLC. Anyone dealing with collections agencies knows that Cavalry is not a nice company. We turned to Rob at Chicago Consumer Law, and cannot say enough about the help they provided. The lawsuit was dismissed and we even got some court fees returned. So many law firms contacted us, and we chose Rob Harrer and his firm. Best decision we have ever made, and can now sleep at night. They walked us thru the process, held our hands every step of the way, and won our case. Can't ask for much more than that. Thanks to Rob and his team at Chicago Consumer Law Center, we are so grateful. I'd give them more stars if allowed - how about 10 stars.
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Posted by Theresa | December 5, 2018
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Honest Review
Had a credit card collection agency (Cache, LLC) sue me for an old credit card debt, so I decided to hire Chicago Consumer Law Center. Spoke with Rob Herrer, who explained all of my options and never made a move without me agreeing. He walked me through the process and it literally happened just as he stated! When he called to inform me that the case has been dismissed, I was so happy!!! I would hire Chicago Consumer Law Center again! They did a fantastic job! Ask for Rob, he's a great guy!
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Posted by Dina | November 11, 2018
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A Lawyer That Cares
Rob Harrer and the Chicago Consumer Law Center prove daily that there are lawyers who truly care about their clients. I was faced with being sued by a company that cheaply bought my debt after I voluntarily turned in my car because I became disabled and could no longer afford my car payments. The company trying to sue me was Cascade Capital LLC, and while they may have paid only hundreds for my debt, they were suing me for thousands. Rob Harrer understood my situation and helped me get this case dismissed. I will be forever grateful. The entire staff here show sensitivity, concern, and expertise at handling your legal matters. I was totally impressed with this firm and extremely happy at the outcome of my case. This is a law firm to chose over all others. In a time of corporate greed, and insensitivity to people's financial plights, Rob Harrer and staff still believe in human decency.
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Posted by Tony | July 12, 2018
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Rob is Better than the Best!
I have known Rob for several years now on a professional level and I have had the distinct pleasure of working with him on several different matters. All have been handled beautifully and to my greatest satisfaction. I would trust Rob with any legal matter as he is professional, courteous and conscientious to any issues I share with him.
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Posted by Dennis | July 12, 2018
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Great Attorney
Mr. Harrer provided me very good advice on how to protect my assets. He is very professional and quite knowledgeable, and mostly importantly, he really tries to help client with best cause of action, unlike some lawyers who just try to make more money. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Harrer to friends or family members.
Posted by Louis | July 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent service on a personal level
The Chicago Consumer Law Center is a fantastic firm that handled and won my first case against a debt collection agency called Cavalry. Out of nowhere, a lawsuit was delivered to my house via police officer and I immediately felt very overwhelmed. In the next few days, a few letters from different firms reached out to offer their services for my case but one letter in particular stood out, a ten page packet from Rob Harrer from the CCLC. It was one of the most detailed and personal explanations on why Rob wanted to represent me, coming from a similar background himself. I didn't go any further with other firm letters and called Rob right away to schedule a meeting. The next week I met Rob and he greeted me to such a compassionate and professional manner. He went through my entire case and explained how there was a high chance of the case going towards my favor due to errors and discrepancies made by Cavalry and how the case legally operates. Rob made me feel very comfortable and relaxed again about the situation. I knew I had found the right firm and in the following months, Rob and his team emailed me updates when new events occurred. If I ever had a question, he responded by the next day and I never felt left in the dark. When we won the case, Rob called me and enthusiastically announced our success. I was very happy to win this case and through Rob's professional guidance, I was happy to have done so through his firm. I highly recommend the Chicago Consumer Law Center and would go back to have Rob Harrer if the opportunity arose.
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Posted by Nikki | June 21, 2018
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Grateful Client
I am a grateful client! The attorney at Chicago Consumer Law helped me resolve a BIG nightmare involving Calvary. He gave me a concise summary of what to expect. He was attentive to the case and kept the lines of communication open with me. I received great results and my nightmare is over! I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Timothy Harper IV | April 24, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Super Fast and Very Helpful
Rob has been such a great help. When my case was concluded, he promptly provided me with all the necessary information I needed regarding my settlement and all during the process of my family's relocation. He was able to swiftly answer all my questions and helped make my life stress free after my case concluded. He made sure that my settlement got to me sooner rather than later. Awesome guy to work with!
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Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2018
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The Chicago consumer law center help my case involving Calvary collection agency. I was given clear and concise information on the process, fees and timeline. The result was better than expected. I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Anthony | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Private Student Loan Debt
I received several lawsuits from National Collegiate regarding my private student loans here in Chicago. I contacted Chicago Consumer Law Center, P.C. for help. Both Rob and Bryan have been very helpful during this process. They were successful in getting my loan of 10k and my loan of 51k dismissed without prejudice. The student loan default process is extremely stressful and frustrating and they were able to help reduce my stress and give me some hope that this might be settled and behind me.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Robert W. Harrer, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2017


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hernandez v. Midland Funding and Midland Credit Management
  • Midland settled with our client. Terms are confidential. Ms. Hernandez was very happy.


  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) - Debt and Credit Clinic
  • Co-founder
  • 2018 - Present
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • Consumer Debt and Credit
  • 2020
  • Consumer Law CLE
  • Map Your Law Office Tasks To Save Time & Lower Costs
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (2)
Endorse Robert
Unknown Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I referred a client that was sued by a debt collector to Rob and Bryan at CCLC. They uncovered violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and my client was able to sue the debt collector that originally sued him. I can strongly recommend CCLC to any of my clients with collection issues."
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Lisle Debt collection Lawyer Robert Werner Harrer
Robert Werner Harrer
Debt collection Attorney
Lisle, IL
Licensed for 10 years
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