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Robert A. Shipley.

Founding Partner, Shipley Law Group, Ltd.

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Robert A. Shipley is the principal of Shipley Law Group, Ltd.  Representing small and medium sized businesses, general and trade contractors, design professionals and individuals. The practice concentrates in matters involving:

  • Business Disputes and Litigation

  • Construction Law and Litigation

  • Design Defect Disputes and Litigation

  • Insurance Claims and Disputes

  • Professional Liability Claims and Disputes

  • Tort Litigation

  • Business transactions and general business counseling

  • Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

An experienced trial attorney, he has in excess of 100 cases to verdict and has successfully argued cases in the Illinois Appellate Court. 

Mr. Shipley has been awarded the AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating™ from Martindale Hubbell Law Directory and has been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ since 2010.  Mr. Shipley is a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America.

Mr. Shipley is a certified mediator and panel arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.

Mr. Shipley received his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University College of Law in 1978 and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1975.  He is a graduate of the DePaul University Center for Dispute Resolution.

Mr. Shipley is licensed to practice law in Illinois and is admitted to the Illinois State Bar, U.S. District court for the Northern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.  He is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Mr. Shipley’s professional affiliations include the Illinois State Bar Association where he is a member of the Insurance Law Section Council, past chairman of the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Committee and former member of the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Counsel.  He is also a member of the American Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Federal Bar Association and Construction Lawyers Society of America.

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