Robert D. Tepper treats every client’s matter as if it were his own. Bob is a seasoned trial attorney with a business background, and clients seek him out for his remarkable ability to find the underlying core of each issue and navigate to a resolution.
Companies and individuals across the country turn to Bob for out-of-the-box solutions to opportunities and challenges. His 30 years of experience as a trial attorney have shown him the importance of understanding both sides of an issue. Clients count on him to shed light on the motivations and goals of the opposition, an ability that underpins his strength as a negotiator.
With a clear understanding that it is often in a client’s best interest to solve disputes quickly and efficiently, Bob is a formidable opponent in the courtroom should litigation be needed, having successfully litigated matters with tens of millions of dollars at stake.
Over the course of his career, he has honed his skill at unraveling complex issues by breaking them down into manageable parts for the benefit of many commercial, real estate, probate and bankruptcy clients. Bob’s bankruptcy practice focuses on commercial landlords in business reorganization and liquidation cases in Illinois and nationally.
Bob has broad experience in insurance law, regularly providing insurance, coverage and interpretation counsel to entrepreneurs and privately held companies. He also defends attorneys, insurance agents and brokers, architects, engineers and designers against professional liability claims, as well as advises companies on cybersecurity.
Bob frequently lecturers on the topic of legal ethics, and has been active in special Chicago Bar Association-sponsored programs introducing law students to the rules of professional responsibility. He is fellow in the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, an invitation-only distinction.
Bob is a member of the Circuit Court of Cook County First District Advisory Committee. This long-standing advisory committee includes the judges and representatives of the Cook County Sheriff, The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. The committee meets to discuss issues affecting the practice of law and the services provided to the public and the bar.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1982
Southern Illinois University, B.A., 1975
Admissions and Licenses
Illinois Supreme Court
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and Trial Bar Member
United States Court of Appeals (Seventh Circuit)
United States District Court and Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
Bankruptcy Courts and Federal Courts throughout the United States
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
American Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Awards and Recognitions
Martindale Hubbell’s highest AV rating