Robert A. Shipley is the founding partner of Shipley Law Group, Ltd. For 42 years he has maintained long-standing client relationships while engaged in an active litigation and trial practice, along with general business counseling. Mr. Shipley focuses his practice in civil litigation involving complex commercial, construction, insurance, professional liability and tort litigation and general business counseling, as well as 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. He 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 also include the Illinois State Bar Association where he is a current member of the Insurance Law Section Council. He is the past chairman of the Interdisciplinary Cooperation Committee and former member of the Civil Practice and Procedure Section Counsel. He is a member of the American Bar Association and Defense Research Institute. More...