Hire Jack Kerouac-Approved Peter Baugher To Be Your Legal Beagle!

Petey’s new website is up and running. It’s so professional – there’s no way in hell that Julie was involved. She’s not even named in Dadsers’s biography:

Peter Baugher has brought and defended commercial cases throughout the United States, winning major trials and arbitrations on significant issues for companies and individuals with challenging claims. Mr. Baugher now concentrates on arbitrations and mediations, both as an advocate and as an arbitrator, including in international commercial controversies. He has testified as a witness concerning attorney conduct and fees, and as an expert on U.S. securities laws and litigation at a trial in the Bahamas. Mr. Baugher is a member of the Illinois Bar and the Trial Bar of U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mr. Baugher was for many years a partner in Chicago business litigation boutique Schopf & Weiss LLP and its 2015 merger successor, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Earlier, he was a litigation partner at Adams Fox Adelstein & Rosen, and Schiff Hardin LLP.

Mr. Baugher chaired U.S. Senator Mark Kirk’s Judicial Advisory Board recommending Illinois federal judicial candidates, is President of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association, and was principal drafter of the Illinois International Commercial Arbitration Act, 710 ILCS 30/1-1 et seq. He arbitrates business disputes for the American Arbitration Association Large Complex Commercial Case Panel and the Financial industry Regulatory Authority, as well as independently. He is a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellow (London) and serves on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre’s Panel of Arbitrators. Mr. Baugher is a Life Member of the American Law Institute and on its Consultative Group for the pending Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial Arbitration. He was a director and past-Chicago chapter president of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms, past-president of the Chicago Lincoln American Inn of Court, and chaired the Chicago Bar Association International and Foreign Law, and Federal Civil Practice Committees. He served on the Seventh Circuit Bar Association’s American Jury Project Commission charged with assessing and recommending improvements in U.S. trial procedures.

Mr. Baugher lectures frequently on dispute resolution topics to bar groups and industry associations. He recently visited and spoke at international bar meetings and arbitration centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, Delhi, Dubai, and Chicago. Mr. Baugher serves as a director of the Grant Park Music Festival, and was a longtime director of the Illinois Humanities Council and the Sabre Foundation, a leading international book donation organization. He received the Arnold Berlin Award for Service to Princeton University. A statewide survey published annually in Chicago Magazine has twice ranked Mr. Baugher one of the top ten attorneys in Illinois, and he is routinely listed in professional polls as one of the state’s foremost business litigators and arbitrators.

Mr. Baugher graduated from Yale Law School, and was an editor of the Yale Review of Law and Social Action. He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and was a Wilson School Scholar. Following law school, Mr. Baugher clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit for Judge Philip W. Tone.

Mr. Baugher and his wife Robin, an accomplished artist (formerly a massage therapist, hospice volunteer, public television producer, banker, and speechwriter) have two grown children. The Baughers met working at the White House at the outset of their careers. They live in Chicago.

I had no idea Robin was such a Renaissance woman! What’s the plan now, Momsers?

Nice to know Petey included his First Amendment bashing, alongside wittle burro, on his “Publications & Events” page. I particulary enjoyed this Deep Thought on the “Contact” page:

I don’t know about you but when I think white elitist Trump voter, I think Jack Kerouac.

Petey included a pensive pose opposite his Deep Thoughts:


Bottom Picture! Jennifer and Bryan intimately welcome Petey to Wooville:

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100 Responses to Hire Jack Kerouac-Approved Peter Baugher To Be Your Legal Beagle!

  1. Tingolayo says:

    “The Baughers have one grown child and one special-needs toddler.”

    • Wolf, Hemmingway and Khaat whores says:

      The Baughers have devoted their time and life savings to the wellbeing of a rescue donkey that currently resides on a farm in Marin County.

  2. Random Snowflake™ says:

    So did Pete leave his old law firm? At his age why not fully retire and relax, maybe do some traveling with the wife? There has to be something more interesting to do with his time than continuing to commute to an office every day.. Or is Julie such a financial drain on his bank accounts that he just can’t afford to yet? Poor bastard. 😢

    • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

      Stated before (about two-years ago) and got bashed for suggesting it, but during acquisitions it’s very common (about two years out) that there’s employee job loss. They may position it differently “part of the transition team”, “early retirement” or a host of other ways to manipulate the situation but his departure was completely predictable. So, “left” may be open to interpretation but likely less so with the late-onset- entrepreneurship.

      • Albie Quirky Sending Hugs says:

        There was someone more senior to him (though younger) at the acquiring firm with a higher profile in Pettifogger’s specific sub niche of practice.

    • Afghani DADSTER Friend says:

      When law firms merge, it’s to acquire the rainmakers — the high performers who drive revenue. You often can’t keep all your firm’s clients because of conflicts of interests, so naturally you’re going to keep the person who has the biggest book of business. For example if you have Wells Fargo as a client and the other firm has a regional competitor of Wells Fargo, obviously the firm is going to want to keep WF and willing to lose the small bank.

      The other reason you merge is to increase leverage (the more aggressive partners you have, the more associates you can keep busy with 2000+ billable hrs, which is how firms really make their money, which is called PPP or Profits Per Partner). Peter is not, and never was, a rainmaker. Peter’s general profile is that of a “service partner” who may have a few of his own clients but generally services those of the rainmakers. This is exactly the type of person who gets pushed out in a law firm merger.

      When Peter started practicing, law firms were more collegial. Hardworking associates were made partners at a much higher rate, even if they didn’t bring in crazy amounts of work. There was less leverage (fewer associates per each partner). The spread between top and bottom compensation for partners was pretty flat. Nowadays, firms prefer to have as few equity partners as possible (this is why firms like Kirkland started creating a 2nd, lower, non-equity tier of partnership). More money for people at the top. Top earners can make 10x what a lower earner makes. Very much an “eat what you kill” ethos. And the way you do this is to bring in enough work that you can keep many associates busy.

  3. Mrs. Gilly Blake says:

    The RBDer who sent me the website URL had this to say about the fauxto of the pensive one: My name is Peter Baugher and I bring nothing to the table.

    • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

      Not even a sausage finger pointing at a thought-provoking passage from a self-help book underlined in glitter? Sounds like Momers wrote that drivel, cause not a single other soul would care to know any of that if they were thinking of hiring her husband. Not. A. One.
      No links to RBD for the way they “resolved” that conflict? Weird.

      • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

        My first thought. Having read other documents dribbled out by Robin Baugher, I’m 99% certain she composed this drivel. That closing paragraph is too, too much!

    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

      I suspect he was aimed at the north-facing marine-caulked windows so that it’s not readily apparent just how much he’s been into the Just For Men hair color.

      I think Donk horked up that mess, not Robin Baugher (née Massage Therapist).

      • Morrocanwear...I love you dance video! says:

        It has to be Julia’s who wrote that mess. So handy to have a talented journalist in the family.

        • Frequent Liar Miles says:

          Nah, there’s not one noun verbed.

        • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones, & Ghosted Book Deals says:

          ‘Legal Coach’ is the new Coobie campaign.

          • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones, & Ghosted Book Deals says:

            .JFA’ing JA must have wriiten, two grown kids no mention of grandchildren? Someone must really be jealous of the little inheritance suckers.
            No grandmother with a soul would leave that out, now an evil aunt?

          • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

            Winchester, good point re the grandchildren, but I can see Robin omitting them for “profethunal” reasons.

          • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

            Haha I am so tired I started to Google that word then…maybe they want to seem too young and hip to have grandspawn.

      • melting marionette says:

        related by family or not, “massage therapist” is a term that should not go anywhere near a professional bio.

        • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

          Robin easily could have cut her one profethunal incarnation associated with sex work, but I’m more baffled by “accomplished artist.” Did Momsers have several gallery showings we somehow missed?

          • melting marionette says:

            three words: river-stone fireplace.

          • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

            HA HA HA! My grandparents had just such a fireplace … in the late 1970s.

          • Wolf, Hemmingaway and Khaat Whores says:

            The decor in the Wilmette Assisted Living Facility always baffles me.

            They are supposed to be Ivy Leaguers, they casually sold the plot next door for a million (i.e. money is no object), outstanding members of the community blah blah hblah but they haven’t managed to hire an interior designer or even renovate themselves for the 30+ years that they have lived in that house.

            It might be some weird Protestant thing that I can’t quite grasp.

  4. Fucking Tourists says:

    As a long time counter cultural American, the highjacking of my culture seems to have no end. There, at the very center of Hades itself, a place of vile lies, cunning thievery, and money money money…. there lies a reference to our beloved Jack Kerouac.

    And then I think of Dean Moriarty. And I think of how Jerry Garcia looked at me, and only me, one Autumn night in 1994. He played for me. He loved me. He may as well have been my father. And I think of all the rusted out cars the old timer’s drove, the guys with sheets and sheets of family-made LSD. So much you figured they were mythical, ethereal creatures and you were in on some huge secret. I really miss the feeling of being in on a big secret….

    And then I never think of the tourists anymore, the ones who have taken over the scene. We didn’t pass them the torch, they just ripped it out of the hands of the dead. And they can quote whoever the fuck they want it’s all Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead to them. Fuck you tourists. I hope it does a Syd Barrett on you. There wasn’t one grifter out there who would have been proud peddling shit on Facebook. They had pride in their work. A higher calling.

    • my greg its full of stars says:

      I don’t know how to tell you this, but Kerouac held fairly reactionary views for nearly his entire life. A lot of people blamed it on the booze (during his famously sloshed appearance on William F Buckley’s Firing Line he declared himself a lifelong Republican), but his letters with Ginsberg show it was the truth. He hated hippies and wanted to call out the national guard to mow them down. His views were far closer to Archie Bunker than Rob Reiner.

      This stuff isn’t hard to find, I’m surprised both by Gilly’s reference and this one. There has been a lot of writing about this. He wasn’t just, like, in favor of smaller government. He was an arch-reactionary.

      • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

        Be that as it may, ON THE ROAD is associated with youthful rebellion and is a defining work of the beat generation, which is worlds away from Peter Baugher and the lifeless Lakeshore Assisted Living Facility.

  5. Frequent Liar Miles says:

    Robin wrote this, no question. It’s just like the overblown, exaggerated, interminable screeds she midwifed for her Donkey daughter’s various resumes — ‘scuse me BIOS. It goes on and on and on, signifying not much: he litigated in the OMG Bahamas! Chicago Magazine (OMG! THE Chicago Magazine?!) voted him one of the ten top something, something… Anyway, not denigrating Pettifogger’s accomplishments, he’s obviously hard-working and successful, but this puff-piece-leaning BIO, if indeed originating from former Nixon speechwriter Momser’s pen, explains a lot about our Donkey’s ridiculousness.

    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      Robin’s sausage snappers are all over that bio, but unlike her illustrious career (one of many) as a massage therapist, there is no happy ending. Ba donk donk!

    • Donkey's Calcified Pineal Gland says:

      Every paragraph starts with his name. The whole thing just shouts BORING.

  6. melting marionette says:

    thought i had seen worse – that is until i read the last paragraph with the family bio. and why include a photo of yourself, at an empty table, looking away from the camera.

    oliver twist wants some more…

  7. Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

    This just in: Petey’s new office address is the same as Raul’s condo.

  8. Handbag Is Not A Toilet Baby says:

    Ugh, I’m never able to be very critical of Pettifogger, because he reminds me so much of my father-in-law, who is a profoundly decent and kind man who would never, ever give up on one of his children, and is also a workaholic. My fil would never give up on *me* (I swear, there is nothing I could do — not scandal or addiction or anything), and I don’t even share his DNA.

    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      I can go with you up to a point here. My father would never abandon the JIML, my oldest sister, but he would not enable her, carry her Victoria’s Secret bags, and threaten to sue anyone who called her to account. And though Petey is indeed hard working, he’s also a tremendous snob, and I blame him and Nutty Granny Money Bags for Donkey’s myriad of issues.

      • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

        Yeah it was the abuse of the First Amendment issues, getting the site shut down and calling people’s work trying to get them terminated that won’t ever sit right with me. Unpopular opinion: As much as I hate White Walkers of NC and I 100% disagree with everything they stand for, unless they’re breaking the law, (murder/violence), which some did (rights are lost) and others didn’t (they have a FA right) and getting people fired for exercising their rights lawfully is as unethical as what was once done to this site.

        • Stalker is the New Praise JEAN BRODIE! says:

          There’s a difference between regular protected speech and hate speech. Speech that incites violence against others is not and should not be protected. They were fired for inciting violence, not exercising their rights lawfully.

          • Stalker is the New Praise JEAN BRODIE! says:
          • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

            Per the ACLU:
            First Amendment cannot be used as sword or shield to justify or rationalize violence. Violence — even when accompanied by speech — does not garner the protection of the First Amendment. It is also true that the airing of ideas — no matter how repugnant or loathsome — does not necessarily lead to violence.
            Hate speech is protected violence is not.

          • Stalker is the New Praise JEAN BRODIE! says:

            Hate speech like, “I HATE YOU” is protected. Threats are not protected. “We are gonna kill us some [target group]” is not protected. Nazis are explicitly threatening so they are not protected.

            I’m not a lawyer so don’t bother nitpicking me because FUCK NAZIS and i don’t care.

          • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:

            Too, there’s the difference between regular protected speech & dangerous speech — you don’t get to make bomb jokes in airports, etc., or yell “Fire!” in theaters & then hide behind the 1stA — SCOTUS has ruled that the 1stA, though it protects freedom of expression, does not protect dangerous speech.

  9. Energy Pussy (brought to you by BIG TAMPON) says:

    The unwarranted Kerouac nonsense and this sentence:
    He received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University where he majored in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and was a Wilson School Scholar.
    make me suspect sausage snappers. (You don’t major in a school.)

    • Tingolayo says:

      I’m torn– it does seem to have her hoof prints on it, but she would write her dad’s bio like this:

      Peter Baugher is a lawyer who went to Yale. He is is still wondering when his free-spirited daughter will get health insurance. She is an internationally acclaimed technology entrepreneur who has been to Burning Man four (FOUR!!!) times.* Ask how many tutus she owns (go ahead, ask. No, really–ask.) She recently pierced her nose, much to the consternation of her father’s friends at the University Club (um, er, oops?)**

      Peter’s hobbies include visiting his daughter in San Francisco, where she has lived for 18 months and two and a half weeks and enjoys doing lots and lots of yoga in public, shocking all the midwestern tourists.

      *She is still trying to get her parents to attend!
      **As a child, she threw herself a birthday party there. She has always been a rebel!

    • Afghani DADSTER Friend says:

      Obviously Baugher’s bio is poorly written, but Woodrow Wilson School actually is a major at Princeton. It’s probably still the only UG major you need to apply to and be accepted into. Baugher’s bio should say “he obtained his bachelor’s degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University”.

      No one in Woody Woo (WWS) would every say their major was “Foreign Affairs” or “Public Affairs” just like I doubt a Wharton undergrad at Penn would say their major was business. Wouldn’t want to be confused with a “commoner”.

  10. Razzmatazz says:

    Go Dadsers, you just made the dopest Kerouac reference since Natalie Merchant brought down the house reading the author’s bio from a paperback of “On the Road” on MTV Unplugged. Dadsers is woke AF.

  11. Woo Hoo says:

    Someone posted this in a Chicago Writers group if anyone is interested….


    • How Brayella Got Her Hoove Back says:


    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      Dr. Susan Block! Oh my word, I had to work with her very briefly a few years back. A California nutcase with more plastic surgery than Angelyne. If you’re interested in hanging out with porn stars and the folks who want to bang them, barter with Susie!

  12. Whatever says:

    Ok have you seen noodles poodles Facebook posts about she is Noodles and she benefits from white privilege? Most of the white folks are just so thrilled about her acknowledgment. She is blessed to be skinner, lighter and financial stable and she acknowledges what she benefits from her half whiteness. Really ok noodles poodles so what’s next, it’s a cop out to acknowledge it what are you doing to change other than her lame hashtag . Noodles you are an attention seeking whore, we have people who are literally protesting they are not wasting time with posts on Facebook. So privileged of you.

    • Albie Quirky Sending Hugs says:

      I actually thought it was a convoluted way of saying “Hey, dudes, I’m only half white, so I’m not actually appropriating South Asian culture! I’m just a very very pale Desi!)

      • Greg says:

        I can’t help it that I am thin, pretty, and rich! LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME LOOK AT ME!

        • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:


          • Stalker is the New Praise JEAN BRODIE! says:

            “I’m not ashamed of the color of my skin. It just happens to be light” … oh, so the most desirable color in both India and USA. It must be so tough to climb out of the shame of having socially desirable qualities. #sobrave #tellushowyouovercameyourtragedy

    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      Noodles Poodles’s post has led to the worst of the woos citing her and making their own confession, complete with fauxto.

      Really Morass? This grinning PleasureCEO snap is what you chose to accompany text revealing your white privilege?

  13. Albie Quirky Sending Hugs says:

    I honestly wish him well with his new business. He seems like someone who draws his sense of self from work, so I hope he finds this rewarding.

    That said, that website is the tackiest, craziest thing I have ever seen. The photo of Baugler against the Chicago night skyline is straight out of Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog. It looks like a parody.

    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      But, but, it’s so profethunal! I want to know my advocate once read the beats, don’t you?

    • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

      It’s funny I had (been having that conversation) with several attorneys. They all look like ambulance chasers on their websites. She really should have done her dad a solid and had one of her Silicon Valley titans do it for him.

  14. Energy Pussy (brought to you by BIG TAMPON) says:

    “They live in Chicago.” No, gregdamnit, they don’t.

    • Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

      Yeah, WTF? No one in the Midwest ever mistook Wilmette for Chicago.

  15. Afghani DADSTER Friend says:

    At his level of experience, his bio should only hit the highlight reel. Princeton, Yale Law, Article III clerkship, American Law Institute/Restatement of Int’l Commercial Law, a few representative cases. Boom.

    Everything else he has detracts from that. When AAA sends you the list of possible arbitrators/panelists to rank or strike, all that extra junk moves him into the strike column. It makes it look like he can’t hone in on the most important things and that he may get bogged down in your matter.

    • Dirty DJs Done Dirt Cheap says:

      Bauged down like a donkey carrying a DJ in the Rain.

    • Never the Bride says:

      Also, what’s with the “they met in the White House?” There’s some allusion to the accomplished artist’s having been a speechwriter, but it doesn’t explain why they both would have been in the White House. Gratuitous.

      This website looks like my mom designed it. (Clearly not an accomplished artist.)

      • Winchester House of Fauxtoshoots, Microphones & Ghosted Book Deals says:

        Image v Substance must run in the family. It’s like meeting at a Starbucks and implying you’re somehow affiliated with ownership.

        • The Real Afghani Dadster Friend says:

          They should at least have mentioned it was the Nixon WH. Right before he resigned in his 2nd term.

      • Because, for fucks sake. says:

        When I read that quote (RE: the White House) I immediately thought – Ooohhh we have ourselves an Ina Garten stalker here!

    • Razzmatazz says:

      If he was on a panel I was looking at, I would think: this guy probably loves hearing himself talk and is going to waste my time. Strike.

    • dr. cupcake cray cray says:

      My brother is an attorney and it only occurred to me over the weekend to go see what his bio on his firm’s site says about him. Now, he’s not a litigator, so maybe that makes a difference (but is Naugher (typo and it stands) a litigator?). But my brother been practicing for 13 years and his bio is as long at Petey-pie’s, except my brother’s bio includes things he’s published and lectures he’s given at conferences relevant to his practice, to substantiate his knowledge and experience. Nowhere does his bio mention my SIL and where they met, or my niece and nephew. Nor does it mention the shit he did in college or law school, though he didn’t attend an OMGIVY for either, so maybe heading up a relevant activity at a prestigious state school 14 years ago is not as impressive as heading up an activity at an OMGIVY 40+ years ago. *shrug*

      /humblebrag about accomplishments that are totally not my own to brag about

      • Tingolayo says:

        But do you wear a t-shirt, cap, and tote bag with his college name on them? Do you wear a floor-length frock in his school colors? Do you attend his reunions with him?

  16. Yoo hoo!! says:

    Did I miss the Jacy-teased scoop, catladies? Apologies for the dumb question; I’ve been besieged by desk errands.

    So sorry; so fat.

  17. Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

    SJW Ali Shanti’s response to the tragedy in Charlottesville. Not a greg damn word about anything that actually happened. Just ME ME ME. No one has ever suffered like the old raunch.

    Ali Shanti
    10 hrs · Boulder, CO ·
    All of the divisiveness has me torn up inside. Feeling lost and confused and angry and sad. It makes me want to turn away. But I know that’s not the answer either. Finding my way. And I go to sleep tonight praying that we all are.

  18. Gilly Blake, CEO, Donkey Disparagement Industry Gilly, Real Housewife at Dirt Festivals says:

    The woos keep responding to the tragedy in Charlottesville:

  19. Senator Kirk is Not Mentioned in My Bio says:

    With that five head are we sure there’s no sire relationship tween he and LaFraud? Tho hers is more critical

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