Robert R. Benjamin

“Working with clients and helping to resolve their financial problems has been a lifelong passion. I enjoy being an effective advocate for the people I serve.”

Robert R. Benjamin


  • Business reorganizations, creditors’ remedies, individual insolvencies
  • Complex litigations such as business disputes, shareholder derivative actions, mechanics liens, and mortgage foreclosures


U.S. District Court, N.D. Illinois,1975
Federal Trial Bar, 1985
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007


J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1975
B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from University of Illinois, 1970


Illinois, 1975


Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Commercial Law League of America

Bob has been a certified mediator for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois since 1997. He is a member of the Cook County Mandatory Arbitration System and of the President’s Council, Illinois Institute of Technology.


Prior to joining Golan Christie Taglia in 2010, Bob was a shareholder at Querrey & Harrow. He has more than 35 years of experience in bankruptcy matters, including business reorganizations, creditor remedies, and individual solvencies. Bob also offers substantial expertise in complex litigation such as business disputes, shareholder derivative actions, mechanics liens and mortgage foreclosures.

As a former member of the panel of Chapter 7 trustees, Bob helped develop forms and procedures still used by the Trustee program.


Chairman of Youth Outreach Services, a substance and drug abuse agency committed to the treatment of young people