Bob brings creative problem-solving to business disputes. He works to understand the facts and then employs his knowledge of substantive and procedural law to find efficient solutions. Bob is a court-certified mediator with vast experience of bringing about negotiated settlements for his clients. When settlement is not possible, Bob vigorously represents his clients. Bob has tried bench and jury trials in state and federal courts and briefed and argued appeals in the Illinois Supreme Court, in three districts of the Illinois Appellate Court, the Indiana Appellate Court, and the Federal Courts of Appeals.
Bob works to understand the facts and then employs his knowledge of substantive and procedural law to find efficient solutions
After graduating from University of Michigan Law School with honors, Bob ran a legal aid society and then joined a mid-size law firm in Chicago where he became the chairman of the litigation department and a member of the firm’s executive committee. Bob has recently joined Dressler Peters, bringing over 45 years of experience and concentration on commercial litigation matters. In addition, Bob has also handled family law, estate, and attorney malpractice cases. He has also presented CLE programs to other lawyers on mediation, discovery, attorney malpractice, and planning for litigation.
Representative Legal Achievements
- Lead defense counsel in double-class action involving 500,000 class members with 177 defendant members opting in
- Successful settlement of widow’s claim on her partnership buyout formula after two weeks of a Federal jury trial
- Complex divorce case involving interlocutory appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court and three trials comprising over 5,000 pages of transcript
- Recovery of over $200,000 in punitive damages for fraud by a real estate broker against his salesperson
- Successful settlement of a will contest alleging undue influence by a psychiatrist
- Several jury trials involving breach of contract in sale of goods—300 specially manufactured railcars, 5,000 specially manufactured trash compactors, and 5,000 tons of steel
- Successful appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court from Appellate Court’s decision charging a sales tax to a wholesaler