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Richard K. Hellerman

Richard K. Hellerman

Stephen Bilkis & Associates
  • Probate, Business Law, Employment Law
  • Illinois
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Aggressive, pragmatic, energetic, zealous representation of clients' interests, both in court and out of court, is a succinct summary of my experience and what I bring to the representation of all my clients.

My trial experience and ability is my biggest professional strength. I have been fortunate to try scores of cases, before judges and juries, representing multinational corporations, family owned businesses and individuals in a wide variety of matters. I have particular expertise and experience in prosecuting and defending emergent litigation matters such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.

Practice Areas
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
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  • English
Professional Experience
Of Counsel
Stephen Bilkis & Associates
The Law Office of Richard K. Hellerman, P.C.
- Current
In November, 2013, I started my own law practice, bringing my years of litigation experience to a simple, straightforward platform that will allow me to most efficiently and effectively deliver the high quality legal services my clients have come to expect from me.
Roetzel & Andress
In October 2012, I, along with my two partners, Mark Belongia and Ben Shapiro, and three associates, joined the full service, national law firm of Roetzel & Andress, LPA. We brought our substantial litigation experience to Roetzel & Andress and became its Chicago office.
Belongia Shapiro, LLP
Arnstein & Lehr LLP
I worked at Arnstein & Lehr from the time I graduated law school in 1987 through the end of 2011. In that time, I amassed extensive trial experience in a variety of matters, including commercial litigation (shareholder disputes, shareholder oppression claims, non-competition and non-solicitation covenants), tort defense work (medical malpractice, personal injury and product liability), employment litigation, probate litigation, and tax and bankruptcy matters. I also represented a client in asbestos litigation throughout Illinois for over 15 years. I have over 20 jury trials as well as numerous bench trials in Illinois, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. I have significant experience handling emergent equitable cases seeking and defending against temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.
Emory University School of Law
J.D. (1987) | Law
Honors: J.D. with Distinction
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Washington University in St. Louis
B.A. (1984) | Political Science, Philosophy
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Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award
Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Richard Hellerman was honored with the Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award after he successfully defended a client in the U.S District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on a pro bono basis against claims of fraud and fraudulent conveyance. The trial judge nominated Mr. Hellerman for this award, citing Mr. Hellerman's commitment to both the practice and to his client's interests.
Super Lawyer for Business Litigation
Illinois Super Lawyers
2014, 2015, 2016
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association
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Illinois State Bar
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Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
222 S Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Telephone: (855) 454-5529