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140 S. Dearborn Street, 6th Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

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Direct Phone:  312.604.9165
Fax:  312.782.0943

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Practice Areas
Tort Litigation
Local Government
Municipalities
Townships
School Districts
Education
Marquette University Law School, J.D., 1994
Northern Illinois University, B.A., Political Science-Public Law with a Minor in History, 1991
Moraine Valley Community College, A.A., 1989
Bar & Court Admissions
Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin

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Robert P. Hoban
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Robert is a highly successful trial and appellate attorney

Robert has substantial experience representing clients in cases involving the Tort Immunity Act, professional liability (including dental malpractice and the defense of insurance producers), FELA, Consumer Fraud, Defamation, Breach of Contract, and Section 1983.  He also represents Townships and Township Road Districts in claims for Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief, primarily involving issues related to tax levies and separation of powers. 

Robert’s expertise in defending public entities has afforded him the opportunity to speak to  Township Officials of Illinois, Central District Highway Commissioners, and CCMSI Casualty Claims Adjusters on the Tort Immunity Act and PTELL.  

Robert also has served as a Township Trustee which gives him a unique insight into the workings of a unit of local government.  Robert remains active in the community, being elected to serve as a Park Commissioner for River Trails Park District in 2021 and serving as the manager of his daughter Emily’s softball team.  

Experience

  • Robert has tried over 40 cases to a verdict, including the following:
  • A Not Guilty for a dentist who allegedly performed a failed full mouth restoration.  Boneva v. Mechev
  • A Not Guilty for a Park District employee who rear-ended the plaintiff resulting in meniscus tears, a rotator cuff tear, and multiple disc protrusions.  McVeen v. Hoffman Estates Park District
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Honors & Awards

  • Trial Attorney of the Year, American Family Insurance Company, 2001
  • Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, Most Jury Trials, 1996