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Robert Shipley

Robert Shipley

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  • Construction Law, Business Law, Real Estate Law ...
  • Illinois
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Robert A. Shipley is the founding partner of Shipley Law Group, Ltd. For decades 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, construction defect, 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.

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

Robert A. Shipley has handled cases throughout the State of Illinois.

Practice Areas
Construction Law
Construction Contracts, Construction Defects, Construction Liens, Construction Litigation
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Insurance Defense
Legal Malpractice
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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United States District Court Northern District of Illinois
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney / Managing Partner
Shipley Law Group Ltd.
- Current
Managing Partner, 2003 - 2013
Quintairos, Prieto, Wood, & Boyer, P.A.
Managing Partner
Franklin & Shipley, Ltd.
Managing Attorney
Shipley & Associates, Ltd.
Managing Partner
Shipley & Wilner, Ltd.
Baskin Server Berke & Weinstein
Northern Illinois University
J.D. (1978) | Law
Activities: Member, Student Government
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.A. (1975) | History
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University of Illinois - Chicago
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AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbel Lawyers Service
Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence
Construction Lawyers Society of America
Invitation-only, selective and limited membership international association of the world’s best construction lawyers.
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers (2010 - 2014)
Professional Associations
American Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar Association
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Chicago Bar Association
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Defense Research Institute
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American Arbitration Association and Cook County Mandatory Arbitration Program
Panel of Arbitrators
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American Institute for Paralegal Studies, Inc.
Former faculty member
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Interdisciplinary Cooperation Committee
Past Chairman
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Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council
Former member
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Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
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Illinois State Bar
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Commercial General Liability Insurance in the Age of Covid-19
Illinois State Bar Association Insurance Newsletter
Contracts:The Basics
Building Entrepreneur Magazine
Speaking Engagements
Commercial General Liability Insurance, ISBA Insurance Section Council Seminar, Chicago
ADR and Joint Venture Agreements, Construction Industry Conference, Chicago, Illinois
Private Engagement Counseling, Construction Industry Conference
Certified Mediator and Panel Arbitrator
American Arbitration Association
Websites & Blogs
Shipley Law Group Web Site
Legal Answers
56 Questions Answered
Q. I have a commercial lease which I pay a portion of the real estate taxes. Do I get to see the actual bill.
A: You should review the lease which should have a clause which describes how your proportionate share of the real estate taxes are calculated as well as language which provides you with the opportunity to review the tax bill as well as any other documents relied upon by landlord to pass through your proportionate share of the expenses.
Q. Is it possible to hire an attorney in the middle of a litigation if I am representing myself currently?
A: My office handles construction disputes. I would be happy to discuss. I can be reached directly at 312-527-4545.

Thank you.
Q. I had to have my whole house restored after a fire. It was a botched job what can I do?
A: To fully answer your question, the contract would have to be reviewed. On a general basis, a contractor typically provides a warranty and so the issues you have described would likely fall within the warranty. Independent of any warranty, if the contractor did not complete the scope of work or did not incorporate the agreed upon materials or components into the project, the contractor would be responsible to correct those defects. If there is poor workmanship, once again that would be the contractor's responsibility. I would strongly suggest you contact an attorney in your city whose practice is concentrated in construction law.
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Contact & Map
Shipley Law Group Ltd.
120 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60602
Toll-Free: (888) 493-8574
Telephone: (312) 527-4545
Fax: (312) 724-7534
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Open Monday - Friday, 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Evening and Saturday Hours by Appointment Only