Harvey J. Barnett​

Of Counsel

Mr. Barnett’s 47 years of practice have been devoted exclusively to litigation and trial work primarily in the field of complex commercial matters. His practice has included almost every type of litigation matter and subject, including: corporate, contract, partnership, real estate, securities, employment, labor, environmental, professional malpractice, insurance, intellectual property rights, stockholder and derivative actions, class actions, civil actions, civil rights/discrimination cases, personal injury, antitrust, franchising, criminal (pro bono), domestic relations, construction and arbitrations. Mr. Barnett has tried cases in all courts and tribunals throughout the country, including jury trials, non-jury, equity courts, administrative tribunals and arbitrations. He has handled appeals in State and Federal Appellate Courts throughout the country, including the United States Supreme Court.


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 1967)
    • cum laude
    • Northwestern Law Review
  • University of Illinois (B.A. in Political Science 1964)
    • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Arbitration Rosters

  • American Arbitration Association (Complex Commercial Panel)
  • Certified Mediator

Memberships and Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association (Defense of Prisoners Committee)
  • Illinois State Bar Association