Robert J. Adelman

Robert J. Adelman

Chicago, Illinois

Robert joined Levin Riback Law Group in August of 2001 and was named a Partner in July 2007. Robert has shown great compassion, determination and dedication to bringing successful results for his clients that have been injured through 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 representing victims of sexual abuse, construction, negligence, automobile accidents and premises liability. Robert has taken over a dozen trials to verdict.

Robert recently became licensed to practice and represent those injured in the State of Arizona. Throughout his representation of injured individuals and families, Robert has 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. From 2004-2016, 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.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Plaintiff's Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999
  • Arizona, 2016


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Law Journal: Arts and Entertainment Journal, Editor, 1998 - 1999
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.A.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Major: History
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Has Time Run Out for the NCAA? An Analysis of the NCAA as a Place of P


  • JMLS- Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2004 - 2016
  • NITA Deposition CLE

Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 40 Illinois Attorneys under 40 to Watch
  • Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008 - 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • ISBA, Member
  • ABA, Member
  • ITLA, Member
  • AAJ, Member
  • AZTLA, Member


  • Sigma Chi