Robert P. Vogt

312.236.5379, ext. 13

Robert P. Vogt is a founding partner of the firm. A graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa (B.A. 1982), Bob graduated with highest honors from the IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (1985). A former judicial law clerk for the honorable David Linn, Bob’s appellate practice complements his trial skills. Bob has argued multiple cases before the Illinois Appellate Court as well as before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. With a wide range of civil litigation experience, Bob has tried medical and legal malpractice, insurance, civil rights, property damage and contract lawsuits. Bob is an engaging speaker and presents several seminars to professional societies and clients annually.


Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Contract Litigation
  • Correctional Health Care Law
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Negligence and Personal Injury

Education

  • Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa (B.A. 1982, Cum Laude)
  • IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D. 1985, Highest Honors)

Admissions, Legal Activities & Memberships

  • Federal Southern District of Indiana-2005
  • Federal Bar Central District of Illinois-2000
  • Federal Bar Northern District of Indiana -1993
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals-1989
  • Federal Trial Bar Northern District of Illinois-1989
  • Federal Bar Northern District of Illinois-1986
  • State Bar of Illinois Bar-1985
  • Chicago-Kent Moot Court Team; Chicago-Kent International Law Moot Court Team-1984-1985
  • Judicial Clerkship: Honorable David Linn, Illinois Appellate Court
  • American Bar Association

Recognition & Awards

  • Illinois SuperLawyer
  • Editor: Chicago Kent Law Review, 1984-1985
  • Academy of Correctional Health Professionals
  • National Commission on Correctional Healthcare

Articles, Publications & Presentations

  • "You Be The Judge: A Mock Trial Involving an Inmate's Claim" National Commission on Correctional Health Care (October, 2006)
  • "Civil Rights Mock Trial Presentation", National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Spring, 2006)
  • "Ideal Medical Defendant," National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Spring 2005)
  • "Charting Your Defense: Medical Records and Lawsuits," National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Spring, 2004)
  • "Understanding The Importance Of The Administrative Process," National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Fall, 2004)
  • Civil Rights Mock Trial Presentation, National Commission on Correctional Health Care (Summer, 2004)
  • "Am I My Brother's Keeper?" National Commission on Correctional Health Care (2003)
  • "Using Medical Records for Pretrial Discovery," ICCLE (Fall, 2003)
  • "You Be The Judge", Dentist's Advantage (2003)
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care "I Just Got Sued, Now What Do I Do?" (Spring, 2003)
  • "Must Med-Mal Plaintiffs file Section 2-622 Certificates of Merit in Federal Court?" Illinois State Bar Journal, February, 2003
  • "Inmate Co-Pay Finds Support in the Courts" CorrectCare Summer, 2002
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care: "Legal Issues Regarding Off-Site Referrals" and "Litigation And Emergency Response In The Correctional Environment," (September, 2002)
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care: "I Want It And I Want It Now! The Difference Between Elective, Preventative, and Necessary Medical Care" and "I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar! The Female Inmate" (March, 2001)
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care: "Knowing The Impact and Implications of Settling A Civil Lawsuit," (Fall 2000)
  • National Commission on Correctional Health Care "Charting Your Defense: Medical Records and Lawsuits" and "Employment Discrimination and Harassment Issues in the Correctional Facility," (March, 2000)
  • "Why Do Inmates Get Free Attorneys?", CorrectCare, Fall, 2000
  • "What is Deliberate Indifference?", CorrectCare, Spring, 2000
  • "Medical Negligence and Deliberate Indifference", CorrectCare, Summer, 2000
  • "Charting Your Defense: Medical Records and Lawsuits", CorrectCare, Fall, 1999
  • "Turning the Coroner on Petrillo", Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (1999)
  • "Illinois Public Labor Relations Laws: A Commentary and Analysis", 60 Kent Law Review 883 (1984)