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Phone: 312-337-9701




The Neiman Law Firm | Our Attorneys

Robert E. Neiman


  • J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Bloomington, 1969
  • B.S., Indiana University Bloomington, 1966

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Indiana

Activities & Associations

  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Former President, Chicago Inn of Court
  • Member, Indiana University School of Law, Board of Visitors
  • Instructor, National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • United States Attorney General's Distinguished Service Award, January 1993
  • Fellow, Indiana University of Law, Academy of Law Alumni
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007 - 2012
  • Selected by Super Lawyers magazine, 2005 - 2012 - Selected as one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Illinois, 2008
  • Listed, Chambers & Partners USA Guide, an annual listing of the leading business lawyers and law firms in the world, 2007 - 2008
  • Selected by Leading Lawyers Network, 2005 - 2012 - Among the Top 100 Business Lawyers in Illinois, 2010

Jim has a national reputation as a top federal prosecutor and corporate litigator. He has prosecuted a broad range of high-profile cases involving health care fraud, financial fraud, and white collar crime. He is the former United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, (1985-1991), was a special agent for the FBI and for the criminal investigation division of the IRS as well an Assistant United States Attorney. He served as the First Special Counsel for Financial Institution Fraud to then-Deputy Attorney General William P. Barr and oversaw the prosecution for the failures of the 100 largest savings-and-loans institutions. Jim also mediated issues related to parallel criminal, civil and administrative actions between the Justice Department and regulators on four of the largest thrift failures.

He edited the revision of the U.S. Attorney's Manual, chaired the Attorney General's Advisory Committee for two terms and served on the National Economic Crime Council. Jim has substantial experience in the health care area. He tried the first Medicare/Medicaid false claims act ever tried in the United States and negotiated the first $100 million settlement on behalf of a Medicare provider. He has represented physicians, hospitals, and durable medical equipment manufacturers in various Health and Human Services, Office of the Inspector General, and FBI investigations and in Qui-tam lawsuits. In addition, he was the editor in charge of writing the U.S. Department of Justice handbook on how to prosecute health care fraud.

He served as General Counsel of a billion dollar NYSE health care corporation for three years. In private practice, Jim served as minority counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee representing Republican members in the "October Surprise Hearings." In addition, he was acting General Counsel of a NYSE gaming company. Jim has conducted hundreds of internal investigations for numerous NYSE corporations and has tried more than 50 federal cases.