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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
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Insurance Defense
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • 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.
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.
Professional Associations
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
25 Questions Answered

Q. Do I have to go to court to enter into a restitution agreement?
A: Your description suggests you took something without permission and have reached an agreement with the owner of the property. An agreement can be prepared and signed which confirms the agreement to repay the money. The agreement should also include the property owner releasing any claims that they may have had against you once the payment has been made.
Q. Unmarried couple purchasing a house, both names to be on deed, one person's name on loan, any advice?
A: If only your name is on the mortgage, then you are the only individual obligated to pay that obligation. If title to the property is in both of your names, your girlfriend will remain in title (an owner) even though she is not a signatory to the mortgage. If there is a default on the mortgage, the lender would then be able to foreclose and assuming the lender was successful, take title to the property. My recommendation is that either both of your are on the deed and mortgage or if you are the only individual taking out the mortgage that title to the property (deed) only be in your name. You would always be free to add your girlfriend's name to the title in the future if that was your preference.
Q. I live in Illinois subsidized housing. I am disabled and live in an apartment. We are being told we can't have visitors.
A: I would recommend you review the terms of your lease to determine if there are any restrictions. Additionally, are there building rules/regulations which apply. Alghough due to COVID many buildings are adjusting their normal procedures, access to an individual's unit should not be restricted.
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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
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
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