Robert Connor Heist
Chicago · Lake Forest · Boston
(312) 780-1976 telephone
(312) 780-1980 fax
Robert Connor Heist is an accomplished executive counsel with a Master of Business Administration and comprehensive background in litigation and transactional matters. He excels at identifying, developing, and implementing timely and cost-effective legal solutions for individuals and business clients.
Mr. Heist has consistently generated multi-million dollar cost savings for corporate clients through effective and timely resolution of litigation. He is also experienced reducing litigation costs through strategic and effective mediation and arbitration.
Mr. Heist has been the principal of R. Connor & Associates since 2001.
Bates & Carey, Partner, 1999-2001
Bates, Meckler, Bulger & Tilson, Partner, 1994-1999
Hinshaw & Culbertson, Associate, 1990-1994
United States Supreme Court
Illinois Supreme Court
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court
Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Northern District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, M.B.A.
The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
Justice, Moot Court Council
Software Law Journal
University of Illinois, B.A.
“The Tripartite Relationship and the Insured’s Duty To Defend Contrasted with Its Desire To Manage and Control Litigation Through the Legal Audit“ INSURANCE LAW, Practising Law Institute, 1999.
“Wrongful Death and Survival Actions of Illinois,” Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1996, 1999, 2011, 2014.
“Municipal Tort Liability Defenses and Immunities”, private publication, 1994.
“Constitutional Arguments Against the Imposition of Punitive Damages in Illinois,” Illinois Defense Counsel Monograph, Third Quarter, 1993.
Address at Excess/Surplus Lines Claims Association Education Seminar, Chicago, Illinois, “Litigation Management and Ethical Issues”, 2000.
Address at the Practicing Law Institute, New York, New York: “The Tripartite Relationship and the Insurer’s Duty to Defend”, 1999.
Professional Liability Underwriting Society
American Bar Association
American Bar Association’s Forum on the Construction Industry
Federal Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Lake County Bar Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Defense Research Institute
Robert Heist’s education, background, current role on the Board of Directors of the Milton Hershey School was featured in the John Marshall Law School’s BriefCase publication. Read more…