Robert Morton

Lawyer/ Arbitrator
Law office of Robert B. Morton

Certifications: Esq.

Languages: English

Dallas, Texas, United States of America

35+ Years of Litigation experience in Trial and Appeals Court Practice in state and federal courts, and 25+ years as a highly accredited Arbitrator and Hearing Office/Administrative Law Judge.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property; Commercial Law, Contracts Law; Investment Securities Law; International Trade Law; Employment Law, Insurance Coverage Law, Intellectual Property Law; Negligence Law; Injunction Law; Construction Law.

Professional Experience

35+ Years of Litigation experience in Trial and Appeals Court Practice in state and federal courts, and 25+ years as a highly accredited Arbitrator and Hearing Office/Administrative Law Judge.

Attorney-at-Law (now semi-Retired) formerly engaged in complex civil litigation and Trial and Appeals Court Practice, on behalf of both plaintiffs/claimants and defendants/respondents. Admitted to practice in the State and Federal Courts of Illinois (1982-2008); and admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court Bar, (1983-2008). Formerly, served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois, and in Law Enforcement as a part-time sworn Police Officer in northern Illinois.

Arbitration Experience

Robert B. Morton is a highly experienced commercial Arbitrator, presided in more than 100+ Arbitration hearings, and has been accredited by these national & international ADR Organizations (past and present):

  • State of Illinois Board of Education – Administrative Law Judge (Hearing Officer) for appeals of tenured Teachers employment disciplinary actions (terminations & suspensions
  • American Arbitration Association – National Roster of Arbitrators
  • Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association (CIDRA) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Indonesian National Board of Arbitration (BANI) – International Arbitrator panelist
  • World International Property Organization (WIPO) – approved List IP Arbitrators
  • Arbitration Center of Mexico (CAM) – accredited International Arbitrator
  • British Columbia International Commercial Arb. Ctr (BCICAC) – accredited Arbitrator
  • China International Economic & Trade Arb. Commission (CIETAC) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Indonesia’s BANI Arbitration Center (BANI) – accredited International Arbitrator
  • Malaysia’s Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Philippine’s Dispute Resolution Centre (PDRC) – accredited International Arbitrator
  • Arbitration Court for Economic Chamber of Czech Republic (Prague) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Vienna International Arbitration Centre of Austrian Fed. Econ. Chamber (VIAC) – Arbitrator
  • Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arb. (CRCICA) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Dubai International Arbitration Centre (DIAC) – accredited Arbitrator
  • Venice Chamber of Arbitrators (Camera Arbitrale di Venezia) – Register of Arbitrators
  • Beijing International Arbitration Center (BIAC) – accredited Foreign Arbitrator
  • Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC) – accredited Foreign Arbitrator
  • Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration (SCIA) – accredited Foreign Arbitrator
  • National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) (a/k/a FINRA) – certified public Arbitrator (past) —and- Former invited Speaker at National Arbitrator Skills Training Conference re: Interim Injunctions
  • New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) – certified (public) Arbitrator (past)
  • Chicago Board Options Exchange- certified (public) Arbitrator (past)
  • National Future’s Association- certified public Arbitrator (past)
  • Circuit Court of Cook County, State of Illinois – certified Arbitrator & Chairman (past)

Professional and Other Activities

Representative Arbitration Cases:

  • Chair/Sole-Arbitrator in 1st-ever nationwide NASD emergency injunction case involving claims of broker employer raiding, interference with contract, and non-compete agreement
  • Chair/Sole-Arbitrator in $20 Million partnership dissolution of real estate developers
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel in case of corporate executive claim for wrongful termination, breach of employment agreement, and counterclaim for trade secret & non-compete violations
  • Chair/Sole Hearing Officer in public school tenured teacher employment dismissal appeals
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel in case of securities brokerage Vice-President’s multi-million dollar severance compensation dispute, and counter-claim of non-compete violations
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panel – wrongful employment termination & discrimination
  • Chairman of 3-Arbitrator Panels in numerous multi-million dollar securities disputes

Honours and Licensure

  • Judicial Candidate for Election for State of Illinois Circuit Court Judge. Rated “Well-Qualified” for State Judge by Supreme Court Blue-Ribbon Judicial Screening Committee.
  • Licensed as Attorney-at-Law in State of Illinois (1982-2008), U.S. District Court for N.D. IL. (Trial Bar), U.S. Court of Appeals for Seventh Circuit, and admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Law Enforcement experience – former part-time sworn Police Officer – northern Illinois suburbs
  • Licensed Real Estate Broker in State of Illinois (1997 – 2008)

Academic Qualifications

B.A., Political Science, University of Michigan, 1978 (Honors: Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa)
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), Harvard Law School, 1982

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