Robert Reda

Senior Partner


Robert Reda is a principal of R&D and managing director of the business, real estate, litigation, and estate planning teams.  Robert’s practice is concentrated on representing the interests of the business community.  His advice covers most aspects of business endeavors, including corporate and real estate law. He has worked with clients as large as Citibank, N.A. and the Illinois Toll Highway Authority, and as small as his grandfather’s retail store.

Robert has formed, merged, divested and dissolved hundreds of companies.  He has worked with the real estate development community, including banks, developers and end users, in the acquisition, development and sale of parcels as small as six flats and as large as hundred million dollar portfolios. 

Robert has litigated numerous lawsuits in federal and state courts around the country, including before administrative agencies and arbitrations, in such substantive areas as intellectual property, business torts, environmental actions, antitrust, fiduciary duties, insurance, discrimination, government and private contracts, shareholder derivative actions and racketeering.

Robert received a certificate in Trial Advocacy Skills and Deposition Skills at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.  Robert received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School and his B.A. from Drake University.


2020 Illinois Super Lawyers


State of Illinois Supreme Court
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois


Battle the Expert – and Win, Dec. 1995, ISBA, Gen. Practice Section
The Art of Cross-Examination, Chicago Bar Association


Illinois State Bar Association (1989 – present)
Lake County Bar Association (2010 – present)
Chicago Bar Association (1989 – 1998)
Lake Forest / Lake Bluff Chamber of Commerce (2004 to present)
Lake Forest Building Review Board (2013 – present)
Republican Precinct Committeeman – Shields 246, Lake County (March 20, 2012)
Republican Precinct Committeeman – Shields 254, Lake County (February 2, 2010)
Lake Forest Caucus (2003 – 2008)
Northbrook Sports Club (2002 – present)
Special Assistant Illinois Attorney General (2002-2004)
Chicago Chapter – Federalist Society (2002 – 2003)
National Leadership Award – Nat’l Republican Congressional Committee (2002)
Inducted, Loyola Academy Athletic Hall of Fame (2000)
Principal for a Day, Scott Joplin Elementary School (2000)
Board of Trustee’s, Union League Boy’s & Girl’s Club (1999 to 2006)
Roscoe Pound Foundation (1998-2004)
National Registry of Who’s Who in American Law- 28249 (1998)
Marquis Who’s Who in America (1998)
National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Advocate Assoc. (1997 – present)
Arbitrator, Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois (1997—2000)
Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1995 – 2003)
Union League Club of Chicago (1990 – 2006)
Phi Delta Phi, International Law Fraternity (1986)
Coach, American Youth Soccer Organization


The one thing that separates Reda & Des Jardins from other attorneys I have worked with, is their ability to communicate very complex and…

 Skip MartinEnvision Realty Advisors Midwest, LLC

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