Robert A. Heap


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.

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.
  • Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois
    • B.S. – 1978
    • Major: Education
  • Northern Illinois University, De Kalb, Illinois
    • M.S. – 1978
    • Major: Education Administration


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

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