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Robert Tarlock, Esq.

Robert Tarlock, Esq.

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Rob has represented numerous clients at both administrative hearings and in appeals in U.S. District and Circuit Courts throughout the country. He has presented on has presented on Social Security practice at NOSSCR conferences, the National Business Institute, and the Chicago Bar Association.  Rob has co-authored a presentation on Environmental Justice for Loyola College of Law’s Children’s Legal Rights Journal Symposium, and volunteers for Lawyers For The Creative Arts.

Rob interned as a clerk at the Northern District Court of Illinois and Daley Circuit Court in Chicago, and he has taught in the Chicago Public School system. Prior to becoming an attorney, Rob was a hip-hop musician for fifteen years, producing four albums, touring the planet, leading college workshops about the significance of hip- hop culture, and working for a number of political campaigns, including voter protection in Western Pennsylvania in the fall of 2008.  He still occasionally performs music as well as practices in civil court.

Areas of Practice:

Social Security Disability
Railroad Disability

Bar Admissions:

Illinois – 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit – 2023
U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit – 2023
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit – 2023
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois – 2018
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana – 2022
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana – 2022
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin – 2021


DePaul Law School, J.D. – 2016
Colby College, B.A. – 2002

Speaking Engagements:

National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives (NOSSCR)
National Business Institute
Chicago Bar Association