Robert M. Winter


I‘m both a counselor and a litigator. I help my clients to both avoid future problems and resolve existing ones. The goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for that particular client, while keeping in mind the very real impact of ‘time and expense.’

My Background

Throughout my litigation career, I’ve had the opportunity to represent my clients in matters involving virtually every area of the law. I’ve successfully handled cases in state courts, federal courts, appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, administrative tribunals, arbitrations and mediations.

My experience over the last three decades has afforded me the chance to handle diverse challenges that my clients have encountered. The majority of my work during that time has focused on two areas:

  • protecting the rights and assets of entrepreneurs/business persons in contract disputes, government regulations, employment matters, civil rights claims and related claims of wrongdoing; and
  • representing individuals and families, the loved ones of those who have suffered or died as the result of another’s negligence

For my clients with ongoing businesses, I serve as a sounding board for decisions that might be impacted by the law and as a resource for their legal questions. I bring in specialists when needed and act in a general counsel capacity, making sure that other attorneys do their jobs effectively and efficiently and taking the lead if and when a dispute arises.

For the convenience of my clients in the southwest suburbs, I also regularly meet with clients in offices I have available in Orland Park, Oak Lawn and Burr Ridge.

My Education

DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1978

DePaul University B.A. cum laude, 1975


Illinois, 1978Federal Trial Bar, 1984U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 1978U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1982U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2013U.S. Court of Claims, 2015


Illinois State Bar Association Chicago Bar Association llinois Trial Lawyers Association American Association for Justice Westgate Valley Estates Homeowners Association, Director American Bar Association American Civil Liberties Union
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