Heyl Royster

Harry Chipeta Jr.

Chicago, IL

Joined Firm in 2023

Harry is a strategic, skilled, thoughtful litigator, eager to advocate for his clients.

  • CALI Award Winner in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure
  • Served as Lead Articles Editor for The John Marshall Law Review
  • Born in Malawi, Africa
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Harry Chipeta Jr.

Attorney in Chicago, IL

Focusing his practice on civil defense litigation, consisting primarily of product liability/toxic tort, insurance defense, construction, and Workers' Compensation, Harry joined the firm's Chicago office in the spring of 2023.

Before joining Heyl Royster, Harry was an Associate attorney at a prominent national firm concentrating in product liability, transportation/trucking defense, and wrongful death defense. He developed strategic efforts as National Coordinating Counsel to address a Fortune 100 Company's product liability needs. He was also a defense trial team member in a wrongful death case involving a football-related traumatic brain injury claim. Additionally, Harry has argued before the Illinois Appellate Court First District in a pro bono representation of a client seeking a reversal of a burglary conviction. See People v. Lee, 2021 Ill. App. 192109 (Ill.App.Ct. 2021).

A graduate of the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, formerly The John Marshall Law School, Harry served as Lead Articles Editor at The John Marshall Law Review and was a CALI Award winner in Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure. He served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable P. Scott Neville and the Honorable Carl A. Walker in the Illinois Appellate Court First and Second Divisions. During this tenure, Harry drafted various Rule 23 Orders and a first impression opinion addressing successor liability for Illinois Human Rights Act violations, later reviewed by the Illinois Supreme Court. See People ex rel. Department of Human Rights v. Oakridge Nursing & Rehab Center, 2019 IL App (1st) 170806.



J.D., The John Marshall Law School

B.A., Northern Illinois University, Political Science

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

Professional Affiliations

Black Men Lawyers’ Association

Cook County Bar Association



  • CALI Award – Constitutional Law I and Civil Procedure II, 2016
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