Zealous advocacy tempered with practicality. Decades of trial experience and litigation strategy, delivered personally. The Law Office of Richard K. Hellerman, P.C. listens to its clients, partnering with them with the singular goal of protecting and defending their rights in business disputes. But, before disputes even arise, we are available to counsel clients to adopt strategies to avoid litigation. In those circumstances where litigation is unavoidable, however, clients can feel comfortable knowing that Mr. Hellerman, a veteran of dozens of trials, stands unafraid – ready, willing and able to try their cases to verdict. Even after trial, we bring extensive experience in handling appeals. From investigation to trial to appeals, we will represent and support you through the entire process. We look forward to serving you.
News and Results
January 2014 – Richard K. Hellerman honored as an Illinois Super Lawyer® 2014 in Business Litigation – Super Lawyers® is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.
January 22, 2014 – Richard K. Hellerman obtains summary judgment in Cook County Circuit Court – After a 90 minute hearing, Mr. Hellerman obtained summary judgment on behalf of a container manufacturer against a lease broker for return of an equipment lease deposit. The Court awarded Mr. Hellerman's client the full amount of the deposit plus costs and attorney's fees.
October 2, 2013 – Richard K. Hellerman obains landmark Appellate decision for banks pursuing defaulting mortgagors – In an important ruling that defines the options available to banks against mortgagors who default on their payment, Mr. Hellerman scored a victory in the Illinois Appellate Court, obtaining an affirmance of the dismissal of a complaint against a bank client. Turczak and Lew v. First American Bank, et al., 2013 IL App (1st) 121964. UPDATE: On January 29, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court denied plaintiffs' Petition for Leave to Appeal.