Serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of R. Connor & Associates, P.C., Robert Heist leads a law practice with offices in Chicago and Boston that has an international presence. Areas of focus include professional liability, insurance defense, commercial litigation, and family law. In this practice, Robert Heist and his team focus on strategically limiting litigation costs through arbitration and mediation processes whenever possible.
Mr. Heist completed his JD at the John Marshall Law School and pursued an MBA at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management in Illinois. He has additionally taken Director Education courses at Harvard Business School, including “Making Corporate Boards More Effective.”
Graduating in 1982, Robert Heist attended Milton Hershey School for a decade during his childhood. As a professional, Mr. Heist took on a manager role with the Milton Hershey School and also directed the Hershey Trust Company. Active in support of several charities, Mr. Heist volunteers with the Appalachian Service Project, which constructs homes for Tennessee and Kentucky families in need.