A talented and passionate advocate, Partner Richard A. Saldinger understands that litigation success is all about paying attention to the details and being thoroughly prepared to parry any arguments or rebuttals raised by his opponent. He prides himself on his work ethic, commitment to his client’s objectives, and his ability to tailor his litigation strategy to best accomplish those objectives.
Richard concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, employment-related litigation, contested probate litigation, and bankruptcy-related litigation. During his more than two decades of advocacy in federal and state courts, Richard has aggressively and successfully litigated numerous disputes through trial. While never hesitant to advance and defend his clients’ interests in the courtroom, he regularly finds unique methods to resolve controversies quickly and efficiently in alternative dispute resolution forums.
Clients appreciate the time Richard takes to explore options, explain risks, and empower them with information so they can make informed decisions. His peers have acknowledged his professionalism and litigation acumen by selecting him as a member of the Litigation Counsel of America.
A magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois, Richard earned his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law. When not serving his clients, he likes to spend time with his friends, son, and dog, and enjoys working out, playing golf, and staying active physically and socially.
- University of Illinois, J.D., 1992, cum laude
- University of Illinois-College of Business, B.A., 1988, magna cum laude
- Illinois, 1992
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, 1992
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, 1998
- U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, 2000
- The Litigation Counsel of America
- Chicago Bar Association
- American Bar Association
Handles all aspects of commercial litigation including, contract, negligence and fraud claims, breach of fiduciary duty claims, defamation and replevin actions, lender liability claims, and construction and real estate disputes.
Represents employers and employees in employment-related litigation, including those involving claims of trade secret misappropriation, violation of non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, WARN Act matters, and wrongful termination.
Litigates probate disputes including contested supplementary proceedings, will contests and estate inventory disputes.
Handles bankruptcy-related litigation, including prosecuting and defending against fraudulent transfer and preference actions.
Represents individuals in marital dissolution proceedings involving joint parenting and custodial matters, child support and maintenance disputes, business valuations and the overall division of marital assets.