Robert J. Harris (Chicago, Illinois)
Robert J. Harris (Chicago, Illinois)

Robert J. Harris

Licensed for 32 years

Practice Area: Complex Commercial Litigation, Intellectual Property Litigation, Real Estate Litigation 1 more area of practice 1 more

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Robert J. Harris


Serving Chicago, IL view address

Partner at firm Harris Winick Harris LLP

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About Robert J. Harris

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.

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. Ill. 1997)
      Vilas Development Corp. v. Ross, et al., N.E.2d (1st Dist. 1998).