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 University, Pritzker School of Law, and he is also a faculty instructor with NITA, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

In 2005, Mr. Harper received an award from the United States 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.


New Contact Information

The Law Office of Douglas B. Harper Two Prudential Plaza 180 N. Stetson Avenue, Suite 3500 Chicago, Illinois 60601‑6769 New Cases: (312) 214-7040 Main: (312) 214-2454 Fax: (312) 212‑4102


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