Robert B. Morton

Position:  Attorney, Principal, Law Offices of Attorney Robert B. Morton.  Chicago, IL, USA
Education:  J.D. Harvard Law School (1982); B.A. University of Michigan (1978, PHI BETA KAPPA)
ADR Experience: Robert B. Morton, Esq. has chaired and presided in more than 100+ Arbitration hearings and has more than 15+ years experience as certified international commercial Arbitrator, including (past and present):ICC International Court of Arbitration & US Council for International Business - approved International Arbitrator panelist; Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) - approved International Arbitrator panelist; British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Center (BCICAC) - approved International Commercial Arbitrator panelist; World International Property Organization (WIPO) - approved Int’l Intellectual Property Arbitrator; Arbitration Center of Mexico – registered International Commercial Arbitrator Panelist; American Arbitration Association – certified commercial Arbitrator; National Arbitration Forum – certified commercial Arbitrator; ADR Systems – approved Commercial and Employment Arbitrator; National Association of Securities Dealer - Certified (public) Arbitrator (including Emergency Interim Injunctions and Large Complex Case Panels); National Future’s Association- certified public Arbitrator; Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA) - approved neutral Arbitrator; New York Stock Exchange - certified (public) Arbitrator; Chicago Board Options Exchange- certified (public) Arbitrator; International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) – List of Approved Arbitrators; Cook County Court Mandatory Arbitration Program- certified Arbitrator and Chairman; Illinois State Board of Education - certified Hearing Officer for tenured Teacher dismissal cases; U.S. Justice Department- approved neutral/arbitrator; NASD Arbitrator Training Lecturer -- Invited Speaker at National Arbitrator Skills Training Conference on presiding as Arbitrator/Chair in cases involving Emergency Interim Injunctions, Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements.
General Experience: Member of Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. • 24 years of experience in complex civil and commercial litigation, including trials and appeals: 1984 – present: Principal, Law Offices of Robert B. Morton, Chicago, IL. 1983 - 1984: Assistant Attorney General for State of Illinois 1982 –1983: Associate Attorney, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon Litigation Practice and Experience in state and federal Courts including: Labor & Employment Law: Discrimination/Civil rights/Wrongful Discharge; Commercial Litigation; Contracts, Corporations, Partnerships, LLC’s, Franchises, Securities, Injunctions and TRO’s, Intellectual Property, Non-Compete Agreements, Trademarks, Trade Secrets, Bankruptcy, Probate, Trusts, Commercial Code, Discovery, E-Commerce, Real Estate; Insurance Coverage; Negligence: Automobile Accident, Product Liability, Malpractice, Construction & Design Defects; Consumer Rights: Fraud/RICO; and, Class Actions.
Government Experience: Assistant Illinois Attorney General; Candidate in 2002 for Circuit Court Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court (Lake & McHenry Counties, IL.). Found "WELL-QUALIFIED" for Circuit Judge by Supreme Court Blue-Ribbon Judicial Screening Committee for Lake County
Lectures: NASD Arbitrator Training Lecturer; NASD Arbitrator Training Lecturer - Invited Speaker at National Arbitrator Skills Training Conference. Subject: Presiding as Arbitrator/Chair in cases involving Emergency Interim Relief, Injunctions, Trade Secrets and Non-Compete Agreements
Areas of Expertise: Litigation, labor and employment law, commercial law, securities, real estate, probate, negligence, product liability, construction and consumer rights, intellectual property, trade secrets, non-compete agreements.
Additional Resource:  Resume