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Robert A. Heap

Criminal defense Attorney at Naperville, IL

5.0   21 reviews
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    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.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    37 years of practicing Criminal misdemeanor and felony defense

  2. Business
    20%
    Corporate and LLC representation

  3. DUI and DWI
    20%

  4. Real estate
    20%
    Actively involved in residential real estate closings

I HAVE PRACTICED CRIMINAL LAW FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS. I CAN HELP YOU GET THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES.

I have been practicing law for about 30 years.  I have found that my clients want an attorney that is not only competent and aggressive, but one that will listen to them.  I spend as much time with my clients as they want and need.  The last thing I say to anyone that meets with me is "if you ever have any questions, please call me any time".  I believe that communication is critical when dealing with a serious criminal matter.  I always keep my clients informed about their case.  

 

I understand that your case is often times the most serious matter that you have ever dealt with in your life. I make sure that you have a strong advocate that treats your case the way you would expect.  My clients always know that I will do everything I can to help you.

Awards

Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

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Location

Kuhn, Heap & Monson

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Jeff | November 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
University Title IX
Mr. Heap came to us highly recommended, and for good reason. Our son was the Respondent in a Title IX case at Northwestern University. These types of cases are handled entirely by and within universities, are completely separate from the criminal justice system, and severely restrict the involvement of attorneys. As such, Mr. Heap served in the capacity of an advisor. His experience with this type of case proved invaluable. Mr. Heap was able to interpret the procedure and documentation from the university, and was also able to anticipate and foresee the possible outcomes in the case. Forced to remain behind the scenes, Mr. Heap ultimately coached our son to present himself in the most competent, assertive, humble, and gracious manner possible. Again, because university Title IX cases "fly under the radar" of the criminal justice system, they can be extremely intimidating for the accused. Fortunately, Mr. Heap proved to be a most erudite companion in our quest for a fair trial; and, in the end, a fair trial was indeed rendered.
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Posted by Adam | March 11, 2017
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Fantastic Attorney
Robert Heap is a very intelligent well verse attorney in the Naperville IL area. He has a great track record. He assisted me in court in DuPage County and walked me through the process like a pro. If your in need of an attorney do yourself a favor and hire this guy!
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY
Bob came highly recommended, after looking for an attorney for my son. Bob was extremely helpful and amazing during this very long process. He answered all our questions, and truly fought for my son. I am so thankful we had Bob as our attorney. He is the best of the best and will always recommend him.
Posted by JOHN | November 7, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
I had a serious traffic matter and I needed help from an attorney. I want to Bob Heap for advice. He was extremely cordial and put me at ease immediately. We discussed my case, and he told me what the law was, what I could expect in pursuing my case, and how he would handle my representation. Bob did an excellent job for me. There are a lot of attorneys in the area he practices but I seriously doubt that many, if any, are as competent how is Bob. As things turned out, we negotiated an extremely favorable plea. I was very satisfied with. I would recommend Bob to anyone to hire as an attorney. Not only is he a very pleasant person, but he is also an extremely good lawyer, thoroughly knows the law, and is excellent at negotiating. I cannot say enough about Bob.
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Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Bob Heap was very professional and knowledgeable. We are complete strangers to the court system, but he was able to guide us and provide the answers to any questions that came about throughout the entire process. He always had our best interest in mind, and he was able to produce a very favorable outcome for us. We are grateful for being able to work with Bob and we would HIGHLY recommend obtaining his services.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2021
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Great attorney
We hired Bob Heap as he came recommended by a very good friend. He represented our son on a major driving violation which resulted in a minor accident. Throughout the engagement, he gave us very realistic advice and encouraged my son to not only help him out of severe punishment, but also giving him tools for life. He has a very pragmatic approach and he is kind and when he believes after careful consideration, that there is merit in representing the individual, he goes all out to get the case handled in the best possible way. we highly recommend his services.. My husband and I are very grateful for his guidance in my son's case.
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Posted by Karen | October 4, 2021
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Honest, kind, knowledgeable
I hired Robert Heap to defend me earlier this year and would highly recommend him. He made me feel as comfortable as possible given the circumstances. Bob was very kind and patient with me, he answered all my questions no matter how many times I asked. He was always readily available. Ultimately my case was dismissed, Bob is still helping me afterwards with an expungement, etc.
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Posted by Cathy | March 18, 2016
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Compassionate, competent and full of integrity
We spent the last year with Bob Heap seeking his advice and counsel regarding some very difficult issues. Bob represented my son in court and allowed him to get the best deal possible. Bob's kindness and honesty in the process was such a blessing to us. We had interviewed other lawyers, met directly with another one, and realized very quickly that not all lawyers are honest or truly interested in their client's best interests. Bob stood out to us as incredibly compassionate, competent and full of integrity. He did not disappoint. Just today we randomly met him (4 months after our settlement) and he readily interacted with us and showed a genuine care for our family. Rare character in this day and age. He is the real deal.
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2016
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Impeccable Attorney
I was falsely accused by DCFS of sexual assault of a minor. This was devastating due to the fact that I am in college and aspire to become an attorney. Mr. Heap reviewed my case and accepted it. After much work and consultation, Mr. Heap won my case and the allegations were dropped. His services were not only satisfying in the sense that I am able to continue my journey to law school. They were also appreciated because my side was able to be heard. Mr. Heap is not only a competent lawyer, he's also an aspiring figure to live up to.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2016
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An amazing lawyer that truly cares
After being on probation for several months, my children were taken away unjustly. I contacted Bob and was struck by how compassionate he was. He took the time to answer all my questions, prepared me for what was ahead and made sure I understood every possible outcome. In the end, Bob gathered all the info he needed by reaching out to everyone involved in my case and worked tirelessly to prepare for my hearing. In the end, Bob won my case and my children were returned that day. I am so grateful to Bob and his caring staff for all that they did for me and my family and my only regret is that I didn't find him sooner to represent me. If you are looking for an honest, dependable, hard working lawyer that will take the time to hear you out and truly work hard for a positive resolution, look no further, you found your man! Thank you Bob.
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Posted by Kathy | April 17, 2015
Robert Heap- Exceptional Lawyer
Bob has been our lawyer for many years, and throughout any difficulty he could always guide us through to the right direction. He always is available, returned my many calls promptly and answered my endless questions, and never ever seemed tired of my repeating questions over and over again. In court, he is calming, and reassures the client. And more importantly he wins the case! Bob definitely is a lawyer we would recommend for any legal difficulties you may be encountering and from our experience we know you will be totally satisfied with his services!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2015
A Great Lawyer
Attorney Robert Heap helped my family out of a very serious situation. He spent hours helping us, preparing us for what would come at each court appearance. His help preparing for the case was invaluable. His incredibly smart legal advice saved us court time by being proactive. He was always clear on the courts expectations, and on what to expect next. His office was very kind, understanding, and professional. Attorney Robert Heap is an outstanding attorney and we are very grateful for all his hard work.
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Posted by Jill | December 16, 2014
I thoroughly endorse Bob Heap!
Bob helped us secure a two year Order of Protection for my 17 year old daughter due to domestic abuse. Not only as a parent, but as a past client, I can only be thankful for retaining Bob again. He is honest, full of integrity and professional. His fees are more than fair. I hope I won't need to retain Bob again, but if I should ever need a lawyer with his qualities and credentials I would head straight back to him! Thank you again Bob!
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Posted by Kent Gaertner, Attorney | March 4, 2013
Excellent and knowledgable
I have referred clients to Bob for criminal representation and for divorce. Bob is excellent in both areas. You can't do any better.
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2013
Criminal Defense, DCFS Support, and Calming Confidence. Bob Heap gathered the pieces of my broken world and gave me a life back.
I have never been so lucky as I was to stumble across Bob Heap in an internet search of lawyers. I was being accused of something, but while my actual actions were not criminal, the implication of them could be perceived as such. Bob stepped in and guided me through the mess that became my life. He helped deal with the ramifications in my former job, family, and criminal investigation. Bob provided me with advice, insight, and his understanding of all the situations. He prepared me as best he could for everything I would experience as a result of the accusation as well as any criminal proceedings. I often tell people, Bob saved my sanity and my world. For me, one of the most important benefits I received from choosing Bob Heap was the support. His assistants were unfailingly pleasant, kind, and helpful. When possible, they always tried to connect me with Bob but also would listen to my long rambling concerns and relay them if needed. Nobody ever made me feel like a burden or I was wasting their time. As for Bob, he has the most amazingly confident, calming presence. I’m a very high strung, anxious person. Yet, Bob exudes an aura that was able to relieve my nerves. It was not a false optimism, but rather a positive yet honest outlook. Further, he was very rational and nonjudgmental, both of which made it easier to trust him. The allegations against me would have meant criminal charges, but the truth of what I had done would not. Bob spent a lot of time talking to the prosecutor to find out where my “case” stood before finally discovering that there was no charge coming. While this part was tedious but straightforward, Bob guided me in telling me what I could and could not do and what the consequences of any behaviors or actions would be. He worked hard prior to the decision to prepare for any criminal charge and ensure there was none. In case of a charge, he set me up with outside experts that would benefit me for the criminal aspect as well as family issues resulting from it. Unfortunately, while the criminal part was easy to resolve, albeit time consuming, other aspects of my life suffered far worse. Throughout this process, I was dealing with family issues. As a result of the allegations, DCFS stepped in and my interaction with my daughter suffered. DCFS also tried to say that I was not allowed to do certain things that I actually was. Bob clarified what information they provided me was accurate, and when it was not, he worked with them directly to address and resolve it for me. He also continually let me know what my choices were to DCFS actions. This knowledge and work ensured that I was able to maintain the job I secured after the criminal investigation began and maintained as much of my former parenting with my daughter as was possible. Further, Bob’s primary concern was always that I keep my daughter, and he worked to make sure that happened. Bob chose to show up at divorce proceedings and took over dealing with DCFS. While neither of those two are currently resolved, I still have complete faith that I’m in good hands. I realize that I have not provided many concrete details as to what my case was, but a part of that is that the issues I’m struggling with are not fully closed. What I can say is that I never realized that a criminal allegation would have so many noncriminal implications. Bob anticipated most of them and prepared me. He also gave me the sense of an ally and the voice of reason. He continues to work on piecing my life back together for me: DCFS, my former job, my current job, my divorce, my custody battle, etc. I can never express enough gratitude for his work. He did not just work the criminal allegations; Bob focused on my life and all things needed to repair the damage the accusations caused to it. Today, I am happier and more confident in the challenges I have yet to conquer and the obstacles I have already resolved thanks to Bob Heap. Truly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2013
Heap does great work
Bob was always there for me in my time of need. He keep me informed and gave good advice . Timely and profesonal he was great to work with
Posted by Donald | February 20, 2013
Glad to have Bob Heap for DUIs
Bob Heap was capable, professional, accessible, and genuinely cared about the outcome of my case. After being arrested twice in ten days for drunk driving, I was expecting to face the indefinite loss of my lisence, as well as some serious jail time. However, in part through careful strategizing and a good relationship with the prosecutors, Bob was able to get me court supervision for one charge (which ordinarily I wouldn't have been eligible for) and get the second reduced to reckless driving. I'm still looking at some pretty stiff penalties, but it could have been much, much, worse. I'll be getting my lisence back in a matter of months, I'll have escaped without any DUIS on my record, and I have Bob to thank for that.
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Posted by Lloyd | February 20, 2013
A true professional
In a word Bob and his staff are the "Best". Between personal and professional legal needs over the past ten years Bob has handled each case with great attention to detail and a commitment to provide the best legal counsel possible. Bob is an attorney who is extremely well respected both in the community and among legal experts throughout the county. Without hesitation I would recommend Bob to anyone looking for an attorney with integrity and an understanding of the law that sets him apart wether the setting is his office, the courtroom or at a real estate closing. He's a winner!
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Posted by Tom | February 12, 2013
Highly recommended...
Bob is an amazing lawyer. The price for what I needed done was great, and I honestly am glad I spent it on a good lawyer rather than someone who was inexperienced. The one thing I am absolutely amazed of is his honesty. I never expected it coming from a lawyer. Not only is he honest, but he will prepare you for what to expect and even give you the odds of it happening. In my case, my issue was dismissed and then expunged due to how well he handled everything with the Judge and in the courtroom. It was absolutely amazing to watch - better than something you'd see on TV. I would absolutely use him again (hopefully I don't have to!) and have recommended him to others.
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Posted by Jason | February 12, 2013
Bob Heap Review
When one secures the services of an attorney there are usually stressful circumstances involved. Before hiring Bob, I met with 2 other attorneys regarding my issue. Bob immediately made me feel more comfortable. I remember he said to me "I'm now in the boat with you. You're not alone in this situation any longer". That was a huge relief that helped put me at ease. This understanding was what cemented my decision to have Bob represent me. I found Bob to be very knowledgeable, easy to speak to and great at sharing information. Bob is outstanding and I recommend him without reservation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kuhn, Heap & Monson
  • 1987 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • North Central College
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Robert A Heap Attorney at Law
  • 1989 - 1992
  • Associate
  • Fawell, James & Brooks
  • 1986 - 1989
  • Assistant States Attorney
  • DuPage County States Attorney's Office
  • 1983 - 1986
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Northern Illinois University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 1980
  • Northern Illinois University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v Name Omitted
  • No charge filed
  • People vs Name Omitted
  • Case dismissed; all records expunged
  • People vs Name Omitted
  • not guilty

Associations

  • Cress Creek Country Club
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • DuPage County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Naperville School District 203 Financial Advisor's Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2007 - Present
  • DuPage County Bar Association
  • Vice Chair
  • 1984 - Present
  • Illinois Sex Offender Management Board
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2006
  • DuPage County Board
  • Member
  • 1990 - 2006
  • DuPage County Forest Preserve
  • Commissioner
  • 1990 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Award of Excellence in Government
  • Illinois State Crime Commission
  • 2005
  • Special Commendation for Outstanding Service
  • DuPage County State's Attorney's Office
  • 1986

Publications

  • DuPage County States Attorney's Office manual
  • Prosecuting DUI with blood evidence
  • 1985

Speaking Engagements

  • College of DuPage
  • Legal Evidence
  • 2012
  • Business Law North Central College
  • Adjunct Professor
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Heap is a great lawyer with formidable legal skills; strongly liked and respected by the lawyers and judges in the legal community. This is an attorney that I absolutely endorse!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Domestic violence Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A lawywer who works hard to help his clients achieve positive results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is one of the best lawyers in the county. He is an excellent trial lawyer who knows how to persude a judge or jury to achieve victories. Well respected, knowledgeable and dependable. I would hire him if I needed a good lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bob Heap is an excellent lawyer and well respected in the community. He has a great reputation and I do not hesitate to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob Heap is among the finest of lawyers and very good man."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob is a caring and knowledgeable advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Bob does a fine job in all types of criminal cases. He's a respected and valuable member of the defense bar in and around DuPage County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob since we were young prosecutors together thirty years ago. He is a dedicated, skilled, and hard-working lawyer who does a tremendous job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bob for the past 7 years. He is skilled, knowledgeable and well-respected in the legal community."
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