Richard Hillsberg has been a practicing attorney since 1967. He concentrates his practice in commercial litigation, mechanics lien foreclosures, bankruptcy, insolvency solutions, and probate litigation.
Prior to settling in the Chicagoland area, Richard served as an Army Judge Advocate officer at 5th Army Headquarters, where he was a prosecuting attorney, defense attorney, Military Judge, and the 5th Army Legal Assistance Officer (1967-1971). Richard has been a partner with the law firm of Zissman and Hillsberg (1977-1983), a partner with the law firm of Tishler and Wald (1983-1995), and a principal of Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit (1995-2009). He also served as an interim trustee in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois (1980-1986).
Richard has tried numerous cases in State and Federal courts in addition to having argued appeals before those tribunals (including before the Illinois Supreme Court). He has an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell; their highest peer rating for ethical standards and professional ability.
Richard is also an active member of the community, having served for over five years on the Highland Park Lake Front Commission, including two years as its Chairman. Additionally, he was elected to the initial Board of Directors for the Highland Park Highwood Legal Aid Clinic which began operations in May 2015.