Robert S. Baizer, Founder
Bob Baizer has been practicing law since 1972. Bob attended college at the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of Illinois in Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor's degree in political science in 1969. In 1972, he earned a Juris Doctor degree at Northwestern University Law School where he was a member of the prestigious Northwestern University Law Review. After working for a few years in prominent corporate law firms, he took a job as an Assistant State Attorney in Lake County, Illinois where he prosecuted serious felonies, including murder and rape. In 1978 he decided to set up his own shop and began building toward working on multi-million dollar trials and settlements.
A decade later, Baizer obtained the then-largest medical malpractice verdict in Illinois and later the state's second largest pre-verdict medical malpractice settlement, and largest verdict for the wrongful death of a teenager. Bob is one of approximately 140 members nationwide of the Board of Governors of the American Association of Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), the 40,000 member association of trial lawyers from every state, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. He is also a member of the Board of Managers of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.
Bob is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association and the Lake County Bar Association and was nominated by his peers in 2004 to the Leading Lawyers Network and has been named a Super Lawyer. Bob focuses on catastrophic plaintiff's personal injury and wrongful death, including medical negligence and all forms of transportation negligence.