Robert William Gettleman (born May 5, 1943) is a United States federal judge.
Gettleman was born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and moved with his family to Miami, Florida at a young age. Gettleman received a B.S./B.A. from Boston University in 1965. He received a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law in 1968. He was a Staff law clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 1968. He was a law clerk, Hon. Latham Castle, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit from 1968 to 1969. He was a Law clerk, Hon. Luther Swygert, U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit in 1970.
Gettleman was in private practice of law in Chicago, Illinois from 1970 to 1994. He joined the firm of D'Ancona & Pflaum as an associate in the firm's litigation department in 1970, and became a partner in 1974. He remained with the firm until being appointed to the federal bench.