R. HALPERN is a graduate of Northwestern
University and The Ohio State University College
of Law and was admitted to the bar in 1988. He has
practiced primarily in the areas of civil litigation,
including employment termination, sexual harassment,
commercial litigation, medical and professional
malpractice, and certain personal injury matters.
Initially concentrating his practice on representation
of plaintiffs, he now also acts as defense counsel
on behalf of various business interests, including
closely held corporations and limited partnerships,
in claims involving wrongful employment termination,
sexual harassment, age, disability, and race discrimination,
contracts, leases, liens, and the Uniform Commercial
Mr. Halpern presently heads the firm's Employment
Law practice. He has achieved successful verdicts
in multiple jury and bench trials and has appeared
numerous times before the U.S. District Courts
in Illinois and Indiana, various Illinois state
courts, and the Illinois Human Rights Commission,
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission,
and U.S. Department of Labor.
By invitation, Mr. Halpern has lectured on employment
discrimination and retaliation issues, sexual
harassment, and the Family and Medical Leave Act
for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the
Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education,
Business 21 and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Mr. Halpern has been chosen by his peers as an
“Illinois Super Lawyer” representing the top 5%
of all practicing attorneys in the state for each
of the last six years.