Robert W. Berliner, Jr.

Top rated alternative dispute resolution attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Berliner Group LLC
Robert W. Berliner, Jr.
Berliner Group LLC

Practice Areas: Alternative dispute resolution, Business & corporate, Real estate

Licensed in Illinois since: 1974

Education: Harvard Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

Berliner Group LLC

55 W Monroe St
Suite 2455
Chicago, IL 60603 Phone: 312-482-8100 Email: Robert W. Berliner, Jr. Visit website


Mr. Berliner’s practice is predominantly mediation, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution services, although he also maintains a law practice representing clients in real estate and corporate matters.   He is frequently retained as an expert witness in matters involving real estate or legal malpractice or both, and he acts as settlement counsel for parties who wish to settle disputes without going through a formal ADR process.   He was formerly general counsel to a major real estate development and investment firm and a large family-owned conglomerate.   In his private practice, he has handled all types of legal matters, including litigation.   He has also been a principal in many real estate and other business ventures.

Mr. Berliner is a graduate of Harvard Law School and served in the US Navy as supply officer on a nuclear-powered submarine.

First Admitted: 1974, Illinois

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Founded and lead a program to provide pro bono mediation services to the Small Claims Court in the 12th Judicial Circuit (Will County).   Program has mediated over 600 cases, of which about 85% have settled, and has grown from one to nineteen participating mediators.   Received 2019 John C. McAndrews Award for Pro Bono Service from Illinois State Bar Association
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of Executive Committee and Charter Member, Illinois Chapter, National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Association of Attorney-Mediators (national group); President, Illinois Chapter, Association of Attorney-Mediators; Member American, Illinois, Chicago Bar Associations
  • , Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, Marquis Who's Who, 2017
  • , John C. McAndrews Award for Pro Bono Service (2019), Illinois State Bar Association

Office location for Robert W. Berliner, Jr.

55 W Monroe St
Suite 2455
Chicago, IL 60603


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2023

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