Robert W. Neirynck

Robert W. Neirynck

Attorney
Location:
Bloomington, Illinois
Phone:
309-808-6067
Fax:
309-828-4325
Email:
Expertise

Mr. Neirynck has concentrated his practice on the trial and appeal of civil cases in both state and federal court. Mr. Neirynck is a Certified Mediator of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Mr. Neirynck authored "Teacher's Strikes - A New Militancy," published in the Notre Dame Lawyer. He is also a chapter author of "Mandamus and Inverse Condemnation," for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He has been a speaker for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 1985, 1989, and 1994.

Background & Education

Mr. Neirynck was born in 1944. He was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1969 after graduating from the University of Illinois B.A., cum laude in 1966 and the University of Notre Dame Law School J.D., cum laude in 1969. While attending law school, he was the articles editor for the Notre Dame Lawyer (1969). He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Leland Simkins, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District (1973-75). He served as a special assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois for condemnation from 1985 to 2011. He is married with four children.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Mr. Neirynck is a member of the McLean County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association where he was an assembly delegate from 1972 through 1980. He is past chairman of the Insurance Law Counsel (1988-1989). He is a member of the Defense Research Institute and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel where he served on the board of directors from 1983 through 1994. He has been a past participant in the Allerton Conference on civil procedure in 1982 and 1984. He is a member of the Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence which drafted the Illinois Rules of Evidence effective January 1, 2011. In 1993, he was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as the Downstate Illinois Chair from 2004 to 2006.

Community Activities

Mr. Neirynck has served as vice-president, parish council, Holy Trinity Church; president, Holy Trinity Grade School Board of Education; and Advisory Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McLean County.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Trials and Appeals
  • Eminent Domain Law

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Certified Mediator of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1969

Education

  • Notre Dame Law School, Notre Dame, Indiana
    • J.D. cum laude - 1969
    • Honors: Articles Editor, Notre Dame Lawyer, 1969
  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois
    • A.B., Bachelor of Arts cum laude - 1966
    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta (History Honorary Fraternity)

Published Works

  • Authored, Teachers' Strikes - A New Militancy, 43 Notre Dame Lawyer 367, 1968; Reprinted in Labor Law Journal, December, 1968
  • Illinois Eminent Domain Practice (Chapter Author), Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education, 1985
  • Authored, “Mandamus and Inverse Condemnation,” for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education in 1985, 1989, and 1994

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • McLean County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Assembly delegate, 1972 - 1980
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Tort Council, 1980 - 1984
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Insurance Law Council, past chairman, 1988 - 1989
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Vice-Chairman, 1987 - 1988
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, Board of Directors, 1983 - 1994
  • Defense Research Institute, Member
  • Allerton Conference on civil procedure in 1982 and 198, Past Participant
  • Special Supreme Court Committee on Illinois Evidence, Member
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Elected Fellow
  • Downstate Illinois Chair, 2004 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Honorable Leland Simkins, Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, Former Law Clerk, 1973 - 1975
  • State of Illinois, Special Assistant Attorney General, 1985 - 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vice-president, parish council, Holy Trinity Church
  • President, Holy Trinity Grade School Board of Education
  • Advisory Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of McLean County