Robert I. Berger

I started Berger Legal Consulting to utilize my litigation experience mostly at big law firms to provide clients with the best of both worlds — the thorough and reliable representation they expect from a large law firm, combined with the speed, efficiency, and substantially lower costs of a small practice. I bring my understanding of legal disputes to analyze questions quickly, to develop an appropriate strategy tailored to a client’s factual circumstances and business needs, and to find creative solutions at the earliest stages of a disagreement to avoid needless expense and aggravation.

Education

Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, J.D. 1974
University of Illinois, B.A., with honors and high distinction, 1971

Experience

Schiff Hardin LLP, Partner (August 2003 – December 2017)
Altheimer & Gray, Partner (December 1983 – July 2003)
Rosenthal & Schanfield, Associate (June 1974 – April 1980)

Bar Admissions

Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Seventh Circuits
U.S. District Courts for the N.D. of Illinois (Trial Bar); W.D. of Michigan; and E.D. of Wisconsin
U.S. Court of Claims

Awards and Honors

Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™
Illinois Leading Lawyer
Illinois Super Lawyers

Professional Memberships

American, Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations

Publications

“Substitution of Judge as of Right is in Need of a Time Restriction,” (co-author) ISBA Trial Briefs (Sep 2015)
“Trial Court’s Duty to Rule on Emergency Motions When Presented,” (co-author) CBA Record (Sep 2011)