Posted by Jeff
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.
Posted by Adam
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 Cathy
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Kathy
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!!!
Posted by anonymous
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.
Posted by Jill
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!
Posted by Kent Gaertner, Attorney
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
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.