Robert J. Harris

Attorney in Chicago, IL
Phi Beta Kappa. Author: "Fifty State Contractor and Design Professional License Law", 1997; Limitation of Liability Clauses: Allocating Risky Business, 1993; "Legal Issues In the Construction Process", Northwestern Graduate School of Business, 2001; "Construction Law And Its Complications", Northwestern Kellogg School of Business, 1996; Stein, Ray & Harris Managing Computer Technology In the Design Process: "Copyright Protection for Design Structures", 1993; Second Annual Symposium for Design Professionals: "Negotiating Limitation of Liability Clauses", 1993; IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law, Construction Law Seminar: "Negotiation of an Owner/Construction Manager Agreement", 1992 and First Annual Symposium for Design Professionals: "The Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act: Is the Building You Designed Protected?", 1992.
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Areas of Law

  • Complex Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Construction Litigation


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Admission Details

Admitted in 1985, Illinois
U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of Illinois
U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended

Yale Law School
Class of 1985

University Attended

Hamilton College
Class of 1982
summa cum laude

Birth Information

Born in 1960
Chicago, Illinois, August 10, 1960

Associations & Memberships

American Bar Association (Member, Litigation Section).

Representative Cases

Taco Bell Corp. v. Chiat Day, 552 F.3d 1137 (9th Cir. 2009); Kleinschmidt v. County of Cook, et al., 678 N.E.2d 1065, 223 Ill. Dec. 57, 287, Ill. App.3d 312 (2d Dist. 1977); Board of Managers v. Zale, et al., 288 Ill. App.3d 801, 681 N.E.2d 102, 224, Ill. Dec. 120 (1st Dist. 1997); cert. granted (1998); Balsamo Olson v. Worn, 966 F.Supp. 757 (C.D. ... More

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Robert J. Harris
 333 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 2060,
Chicago, IL 60606-1293


Harris Winick Harris LLP (Chicago, Illinois)

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