Bobby Earles


I defend clients against threats to their business, and resolve their legal issues, both in and out of the courtroom.

Bobby is a full-service litigator and trial lawyer who focuses his practice on private equity and mergers & acquisitions-related disputes. He has managed all aspects of the civil litigation process, including mediation, motion practice, managing complex discovery projects, taking and defending depositions, working alongside experts, preparing cases for trial and trying cases to verdict. 

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  • Cooley Secures Win in Mallinckrodt Chapter 11 Case 


  • University of Chicago Law School
    JD, Pro Bono Award, 2012

  • Howard University
    BBA, Business Management
    magna cum laude, 2001

Admissions & Credentials



  • Fellow, Chicago Urban League IMPACT Leadership Development Program

  • Co-Founder, “It’s Just [Black Lawyers Having] Lunch”

  • Mentor, LINK Unlimited

  • Member, Chicago Inn of Court

  • Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth

  • American Bar Association

  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Large Law Firms

Rankings & Accolades

    Super Lawyers: Rising Star – Illinois

    Lawyers of Color: Nation's Best

    Ariel Investments and WVON Radio: Chicago’s 40 Game Changers