Robert J. Adelman

Protecting the rights of the seriously injured


Robert joined Levin Riback Law Group in August of 2001 and was named a Partner in July 2007. Since joining the firm, Robert has shown great compassion, determination and dedication to bringing successful results for his clients that have been injured through the negligence of another party.

Through passionate litigation and negotiation, he has settled numerous cases and recovered millions in compensation for his injured clients. Robert’s primary areas of concentration are construction negligence, automobile accidents and premises liability. Robert, has taken over a dozen trials to verdict in both Cook County and Will County.

Robert has also traveled the world to help his clients. He and partner Richard Levin searched the countryside of Mexico to locate a key witness for a wrongful death case to ensure a settlement.

Robert is extremely proud that he has had the opportunity to follow in the path of fellow Levin Riback attorneys by devoting his spare time to teaching future lawyers at a local law school. Since 2004, Robert has acted as an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School teaching a course on trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy. Prior to joining the firm, Robert worked for two years as a Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago.



Named to Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s “40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty to Watch” list in 2013

2013 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star

2012, 2013 The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

Best Team, 1998 Saul Lefkowitz Brand Names Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition

Best Brief, 1998 Saul Lefkowitz Brand Names Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition


“Has Time Run Out for the NCAA? An Analysis of the NCAA as a Place of Public Accommodation”, DePaul-LCA Art and Entertainment Journal , 1999


The John Marshall Law School, Advanced Trial Advocacy 2007-Present
The John Marshall Law School, Trial Advocacy, 2004-2007
DePaul University College of Law, Coach, Moot Court Society, 2000


DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 1999
University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. With Distinction in History, 1996
Highland Park High School, 1992

Professional Associations

Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America (American Association of Justice)
American Bar Association