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Richard Charles Balough

Internet Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 46 years
    Illinois - IL 47 years
    Florida - FL 46 years
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1978
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 47 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1976
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1977
    Retired No misconduct found

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Richard C. Balough has been providing counsel to clients for over 30 years. He has represented:

  • Multi-national high technology companies
  • Website design firms
  • Individuals in defamation, privacy, and right of publicity cases
  • Software development companies
  • Internet service providers
  • Marketing and advertising firms
  • Photographic studios
  • Start-up companies
  • Telecommunication firms
  • Municipalities and governmental agencies
  • One of the largest electric energy users in the Chicago area

In addition to serving as legal counsel for start-up, small, and medium-sized companies and high technology companies, he has counseled city and county governments, as well as a consumer advocacy group.

Prior to his legal career, Mr. Balough was assistant financial editor,  news editor, and financial reporter for the Chicago Daily News and the Miami Herald. He received numerous awards as a reporter.


Balough Law Offices, LLC
1 N. LaSalle St. Ste. 2020
Chicago, IL, 60602
Richard Charles Balough
Suite 1910
1 N. Lasalle St.
Chicago, IL, 60602-3927
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Work Experience

  • Member
  • Balough Law Offices, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Richard C. Balough, Attorney at Law
  • 1997 - 2009


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2001
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1999
  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago
  • law
  • 1976
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1969
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  • American Bar Association
  • Co-chair M-Commerce Subcommitee of Cyberspace law Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
  • Board of Directors
  • 2003 - 2005


  • American Bar Association publication
  • Privacy Implications of Smart Metering and its Use of RFID Technology
  • 2013
  • Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education
  • Copyright Ownership and Transfer
  • 2013
  • The Business Lawyer
  • Developments in the Law Concerning Geolocational Privacy
  • 2012
  • Journal of Internet Law
  • Location Tracking and US Law: How Technology Alters Expectations
  • 2012
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Chicago Internet Lawyer Richard Charles Balough
Richard Charles Balough
Internet Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 47 years