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Robert A. Shipley– Partner

Email address: [email protected] | Phone: 312-527-4545 | Fax: 312-724-7534


Robert A. Shipley is the founding partner of Shipley Law Group, Ltd.  For 38 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.

In addition to maintaining my practice at Shipley Law Group, Ltd., I have expanded through my affiliation as "Of Counsel" with Buckley Fine, LLC.

Buckley Fine is a dynamic, full service firm offering a wide range of legal services including estate and trust planning, commercial real estate transactions and litigation, business and construction law and litigation and probate disputes and litigation. The affiliation with Buckley Fine enhances and expands the legal services Shipley Law Group offers to its clients.

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 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 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, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, and Defense Research Institute.

Robert A. Shipley has handled cases throughout the State of Illinois and has tried cases in the following jurisdictions:

  • Chicago (Cook County)
  • Wheaton (DuPage County)
  • Waukegan (Lake County)
  • Geneva (Kane County)
  • Kankakee (Kankakee County)
  • Joliet (Will County)
  • Woodstock (McHenry County)

He has handled numerous Arbitrations and Mediations, as well as Workers Compensation Trials.

Areas of practice

Admitted to practice

  • Illinois , 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals



  • Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association and Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
  • Certified mediator
  • Former faculty member, American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Inc.
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Past Chairman, Interdisciplinary Cooperation Committee
    • Former member, Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute.


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