Robert L. Nora

Robert L. Nora

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Chicago, IL

Nora & Partners LLP
 | 10 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2500
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: 312-650-7900
Fax: 312-650-7910
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1980
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (80%),
  • Insurance Coverage (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Defense (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Robert L. Nora is a trial lawyer who, for over the past 30 years, has specialized in the defense of medical negligence, product liability, and catastrophic injury cases. He is a founding and managing partner of his firm. Mr. Nora has tried a substantial number of serious injury cases which, almost without exception, have resulted in defense verdicts. One of these cases involved the first "wrongful life" case tried in Illinois. Although negligence was admitted, the jury returned a defense verdict. He was recently honored by Chicago Lawyer Magazine as one of its Top 20 tort defense lawyers as elected by his peers.

    About Robert Nora

    Admitted: 1980, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • Mr. Nora has been named "Top Twenty Tort Defense Lawyers in Chicago" by Chicago Lawyer and "Top Lawyers in Illinois" by Crain's Chicago Business.  Also named "Illinois Super Lawyer" in Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyer Magazine (2005 to present).  Member of the Leading Lawyers Network (2005 to present) and Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America.  Trial results reported by the Chicago Law Bulletin, Crain's Chicago Business, National Law Journal and Verdicts, Settlements & Tactics.

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Author" "Dental Malpractice: Its Causes and Cures," Quintessence International, Volume 17, Number 2/1986, reprinted Chicago Dental Society Review, July 1986; "Medical Affidavit Requirement Held Unconstitutional," Risk Management Exchange Vol 2 No., 2, Winter 1989: "AIDS Confidentiality Act and Hospital Liability," Volume 11, No 3, July-Sept., 1980; co-author "Institutional Liability-Modern Medical Malpractice Litigation," Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 1999; "Fact Discovery," Medical Malpractice, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education 2005, 2009, 2010 and 2012; "Practice Management form a Legal Perspective," Chicago Hospital News, April, 2009.  Speeches:Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Feb., 1987; American Academy of General Dentistry, Annual Meeting, May, 1988; Chicago Dental Society Midwinter Meeting, Feb., 1989; "Market Share Liability:The Art of the Possible," Sept., 1989, videotaped for presentation by Chicago Bar Association and Continuing Legal Education Satellite Network; "Medical Malpractice from the Defense Perspective," Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Dec., 7, 1991; Moderator, "Current Trends in Medical Malpractice," Chicago Bar Association, June, 1993; "The Preparation and Trial of Medical Negligence Cases: The Impact of HB20," Chicago Bar Association, June 14, 1995; Telemedicine, Chicago Hospital Risk Management Society, May 1999; Current Topics in Medical Malpractice, Illinois Society of Pathology, November, 1999; Litigation Management, MMI Companies, Feb., 5, 2000; "Fact Discovery," Illinois Institute of Continuging Legal Education, April, 2006; "Legal Preventative Care for the Medical Professional" (Ingalls Memorial Hospital)(2007); "Risk Management - Avoiding a Lawsuit," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, March, 2008; "Expert Witness Testimony," American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, March 2008, April, 2010 and February, 2011.


    • Mr Nora has tried a significant number of serious and catastrophic personal injury cases.  With one exception, defense verdicts in favor of Mr. Nora's clients were rendered in each case.  In the sole instance in which a plaintiff's verdict was rendered, the judgment rendered was less that 1/20th of the amount demanded of the jury, and less that one-half of the amount offered to resolve the case through settlement.
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    Office Location for Robert L. Nora

    10 South LaSalle Street
    Suite 2500
    Chicago, IL 60603

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    Last Updated: 6/20/2017

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