Robert A. Heap

Robert A. Heap

Partner since 1988
Naperville, Illinois

A native of Belvidere, Illinois, Mr. Heap earned his Bachelor's degree in education from Northern Illinois University in 1978.

After graduation, Mr. Heap came to Naperville as a fifth grade teacher at Scott Elementary School. While teaching, he earned a Master Degree in educational administration from Northern Illinois University and then entered the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent School of Law.

Mr. Heap graduated from law school, with honors, in 1983.

Mr. Heap began his legal career as a prosecutor with the DuPage County State's Attorney's Office, where he earned a reputation as an aggressive prosecutor of criminal cases - primarily in the felony trial division.

In 1987, Mr. Heap entered private practice, concentrating in civil and criminal litigation. A founding partner of Kuhn & Heap, Mr. Heap continues to practice in those specialties.

Mr. Heap served as a member of the DuPage County Board for sixteen years where he was vice chairman of the board and served as chairman of the Finance Committee. He is a regular, and popular, speaker on local governmental and political issues.

Mr. Heap and his wife, Jane Fawell, reside in Naperville with their three children.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1985
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987


  • Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Honors
  • Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL, USA
    • B.S. - 1978
    • Minor: Education
  • Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, IL
    • M.S.
    • Major: Education Administration


  • Legal Evidence, College of DuPage, 1986
  • Business Law, North Central College, Adjunct Professor, 2009 - 2010