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Robert W. Berliner Jr., Mediator & Arbitrator, Chicago, Illinois.

Robert W. Berliner Jr.

Diplomate member
Berliner Group LLC
55 W. Monroe Street, Suite 2455
Chicago, IL 60603
Tel: (312) 482-8100
Cell: (312) 841-1505
Fax: (312) 642-6483
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Recognized to Illinois Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration Other ADR Services: Court-Appointed Neutral (Special Master), Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Facilitation & Systems Design, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge
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  • Practice Commenced2009
  • # of MEDS (as of 18/7/24)300
  • # of ARBS (as of 18/7/24)50
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Robert W. Berliner, Jr., is a practicing mediator and arbitrator and an accomplished attorney.  Of the cases he has mediated, about 95% have resulted in settlement.   He also acts as an arbitrator through the American Arbitration Association, FINRA (securities industry), Cook County and selection privately by the parties.  As an attorney, he has represented businesses of all types and sizes, including manufacturers, distribution companies, real estate developers and investors, contractors, financial institutions, and retailers. He has been a senior officer and general counsel of Jupiter Industries, Inc., a family-owned conglomerate with over $1 billion in revenues, and a partner and general counsel of Jupiter Realty Corporation, a real estate company with interests in office buildings, shopping centers, apartment buildings and hotels all over the country.   He has been a principal in many real estate investment and development ventures and been active in other business ventures.   He frequently makes presentations to attorneys and other groups on mediation and other alternative dispute resolution topics.

Bob is a highly respected educator and is a sought-after consultant and expert witness on real estate matters. With more than 40 years of legal and business experience, he brings an exceptional array of skills and insights to the mediation process, his arbitration practice, his law clients and the real estate marketplace.

Case Experience

  • Banking & Finance
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Real Estate
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Title Disputes



  • Harvard Law School, J.D. magna cum laude
  • Harvard College, A. B. magna cum laude

Mediation Training

  • DePaul University College of Law, Center for Dispute Resolution, Certificate of Completion in Mediation, 40-hour course in Basic Mediation
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, Advanced Mediation Training, “Avoiding the Line in the Sand,” San Antonio, Texas     
  • Association of Attorney-Mediators, “Portmanteau: Creating New Approaches to Mediation”, St. Louis, March 2010


  • United States Navy: Lieutenant, Supply Corps, USNR. Supply Officer on a nuclear-powered Polaris missile submarine.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Executive Committee Member and Charter Member, Illinois Chapter of National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals
  • Illinois Super Lawyer (Alternative Dispute Resolution) 2013-2020
  • Founding Member, President of the Illinois Chapter of the Association of Attorney-Mediators
  • Court-certified Mediator for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, in the Chancery Division’s Mediation Program and Law Division’s Court-Annexed Major Case Civil Mediation Program
  • Court-certified mediator for Civil Division, Circuit Court of the 12th Judicial Circuit, Will County, Illinois
  • Formerly Adjunct Professor at the Stuart Graduate School of Business, Illinois Institute of Technology (Real Estate Investment)
  • Formerly Lecturer and panelist at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (Legal Issues in Real Estate)
  • Member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and Chicago Bar Association

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