Practice Areas

Robinson Curley & Clayton, P.C. provides broad-based litigation services to corporations, other legal entities and individuals in a variety of practice areas.

Commercial Litigation

Business disputes can be extremely disruptive to the entities and individuals involved, draining resources and attention from the business's core mission, and in some instances, threatening its very existence. 

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Workplace disputes are taxing on employers and employees alike.  For employers, these conflicts drain resources and divert attention from their business. For employees, disputes with employers can be highly stressful, as livelihoods are threatened and important protected rights hang in the balance. 

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Receiverships and Insolvency

The goal of our insolvency practice is to plan and execute cost-effective asset recovery strategies for our liquidator, receiver, and trustee clients, so they can maximize the assets of their estates. We have demonstrated time and again our ability to do so.

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Intellectual Property

Intellectual property rights are essential components of many business and creative enterprises. Creators and innovators of all types, from individuals to large corporate entities, have valuable intellectual property assets that must be secured and protected. For many, these assets are key to their economic survival.

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C. Philip Curley
Founding Shareholder | Full Bio

Fay Clayton (Retired)
Full Bio

Alan F. Curley 
Shareholder | Full Bio


Cynthia H. Hyndman
Shareholder | Full Bio

Alan R. Dolinko
Shareholder | Full Bio

Robert S. Michaels
Shareholder | Full Bio


Robert L. Margolis
Partner | Full Bio

Adam N.Hirsch
Partner | Full Bio

Andrew E. Cunningham
Associate | Full Bio

  • Adam Hirsch recently participated in a webinar entitled “Resolving Shareholder Disputes” sponsored by Financial Poise. Adam will also be writing a regular column at called “(Alleged) Frauds, Fakes, and Ponzis,” in which he will explore current events and legal issues in the world of commercial fraud.

  • Rob Michaels will be moderating two webinar series sponsored by Financial Poise: a two-part series on persuasive brief-writing and a four-part series giving an overview of federal court litigation. More information is available at For information about his upcoming seminar (Working with Experts), click here.

  • Robert Michaels and Adam Hirsch are moderating and serving as panelists on a number of continuing legal education webinars created by Financial Poise and co-produced by West LegalEd Center and the ChamberWise Education Consortium. Adam moderated a panel on discovery practice and was a panelist on a discussion entitled “Working with Experts.” Robert will be a panelist on seminars about injunction/TRO practice and appellate practice and will be moderating a panel about dispositive motions. These webinars and others may be found at

  • Robert Michaels and Andrew Cunningham wrote the article Litigation Funding for Federal Equity Receivers, published in the Summer 2015 edition of The Receiver, a publication of the National Association of Federal Equity Receivers.  Click here to read the article.

  • RCC has been named one of Chicago's "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News & World Report, earning a "Tier 1" ranking for commercial litigation and employment law in the 2015 Edition of U.S. News -- Best Lawyers'"Best Law Firms."

  • RCC "Super Lawyers":  Six RCC attorneys have been named "Super Lawyers" in the 2015 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine.