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Robert Allen Shipley

Construction and development Attorney at Chicago, IL

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  • Licensed for 45 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1979
    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.

3
Practice areas
  1. Construction and development
    55%
    Trial Attorney and trusted advisor concentrating in complex business, construction, construction defect, insurance and tort litigation and general business counseling. In excess of 95 cases to verdict and successfully argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court.

    45 years

  2. Business
    35%
    Trial Attorney and trusted advisor concentrating in complex business, construction, construction defect, insurance and tort litigation and general business counseling. In excess of 95 cases to verdict and successfully argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court.

    45 years

  3. Insurance
    10%
    Trial Attorney and trusted advisor concentrating in complex business, construction, construction defect, insurance and tort litigation and general business counseling. In excess of 95 cases to verdict and successfully argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court.

    45 years

  • Featured in Above The Law: The Loop Elite: The Go-To Firms Of Firm Construction Litigation
  • Featured in Expertise: Best Litigation Attorneys 2018:
  • AV Rated - Martindale Hubbell
  • 2010 - Present: Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers - Martindale Hubbell
  • Member, Lawyers of Distinction
  • Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
  • United Who's Who Lifetime Member

 

Podcast

 

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Areas of Practice

 

Trial Attorney concentrating in complex commercial, construction, construction defect, insurance, professional liability and tort litigation. In excess of 100 cases to verdict and successfully argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court.

 

Personal Interests

 

Music, Running, Sports, Reading, Teaching, Playing Violin and Piano

 

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Location

Shipley Law Group, Ltd.
120 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL, 60602

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Reviews

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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 325-350 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President/Partner
  • Shipley Law Group, Ltd.
  • 2003 - Present
  • Partner
  • Franklin & Shipley, Ltd.
  • 1999 - 2003
  • President/Partner
  • Shipley & Associates, Ltd.
  • 1994 - 1999
  • President/Partner
  • Shipley & Wilner Ltd.
  • 1989 - 1994
  • Associate
  • Baskin Server Berke & Weinstein
  • 1983 - 1989
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Education

  • EZ Safety School
  • Certificate
  • 2014
  • Northern Illinois University College of Law
  • JD
  • 1978
  • University of Illinois
  • B.A.
  • 1975
  • DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution
  • Certificate
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Wood v. CTA and FHP Tectronics, Inc.
  • 1.2 Million Dollar Settlement
  • Emco Metalworks, Inc. v. Schaefges Brothers, Inc.
  • Jury Verdict In Favor of Schaefges Brothers, Inc. for Damages Arising from Breach of Contract. The Award was $1, 141,534.96.
  • Rivera v. Tompkins, et. al.
  • $630,000 Settlement

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Defense Research Institute
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Construction Industry Conference
  • Private Engagement Counseling
  • 2016
  • Construction Industry Conference
  • Safety
  • 2016
  • Construction Industry Conference
  • Private Engagement Counseling
  • 2015
  • Construction Industry Conference
  • Insurance
  • 2015
  • Construction Industry Conference
  • Contracts
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (0)
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Insurance Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"One of my clients had a complex insurance matter come up in the Northern District of Illinois. I am a criminal defense attorney, and couldn't help with that sort of thing because I don't have the experience or knowledge. I found Robert on Avvo and reached out. He answered his own phone, listened as I outlined the situation, and really helped me out. My clients ultimately didn't retain him (not due to him or anything he did, it just didn't work out), which saddened me, but it is what it is. Robert's knowledge and experience are considerable, but it's his sincerity and compassion, and his willingness to always help, that really impressed me. I am happy to be able to recommend him to my clients that have matters related to his area of expertise. Great attorney and a great guy!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is a person of excellence and integrity. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The time a lawyer spends giving back through sites like this show passion for the law and compassion for people. Kudos to you for helping others with sage advice."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Construction and development Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I met Mr. Shipley about ten years ago on several cases. We both were retained to represent different co-defendants in some very complex construction mold cases. I have been involved in complex litigation my entire career and have litigated against some of the finest and brightest lawyers in Chicago. Mr. Shipley is in that class of lawyers."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
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