Chicago Trial and Appellate Litigation

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper handles trial and appellate litigation in state and federal court in Chicago and northeastern Illinois. We have four main practice areas:

In addition, the law office devotes a smaller part of its practice to handling employment litigation, drafting and evaluating business contracts, and serving as Chicago Local Counsel to law firms located outside of Illinois who need experienced trial counsel in federal court in Chicago.

The law office was founded by Douglas B. Harper, a Chicago trial attorney who has been practicing law since 1984. He is a graduate of Yale and NYU Law School, a former criminal prosecutor, and a former partner in a mid-sized Chicago law firm. In addition to practicing law, he is also currently an adjunct professor of law at Northwestern Law School, and a faculty instructor with NITA, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

In 2005, Mr. Harper received an award from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois for his successful handling of a civil rights jury trial. In conferring the award, the court commended Mr. Harper for showing Dedication, diligence, outstanding performance, and reasonableness (read the source). Those words became the law office motto. All of our clients receive the highest level of attention. If you need a trial lawyer or an appellate lawyer to handle litigation in state or federal court in Chicago and northeastern Illinois, contact us for a free consultation.


Contact Information

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper 70 West Madison Street, Suite 1400 Chicago, Illinois 60602-4267 Consultation: (312) 214-7040 Direct: (312) 214-2454 Fax: (312) 212-4102


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