Benefiting from its central geographic location and proximity to many of the firm's existing business and insurer clients, the Chicago office has seen steady growth since launching in early 2008. Inthis connection, the office recently moved into new space at One North Franklin in downtown Chicago to keep up with anticipated expansion.
Chicago office attorneys regularly litigate matters, including class actions, throughout the Midwest in a number of practice areas, including products liability, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, construction, real estate and franchise law. The Chicago office includes lawyers who served a law clerks or judicial interns in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Illinois; the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Illinois; and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Criminal Appeals Division.
Led by office Managing Partner Hayes Ryan, the Chicago office promotes the firm's commitment to charity and community service. Over the past year, Chicago attorneys have participated in Race Judicata, the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Annual Auction, and Campout for Kids.
In addition to representing corporate clients such as Danaher Corporation, Realogy Corporation and Volvo Financial Corporation, the Chicago office has relationships with most insurance companies, including ACE, Beazley, and Zurich.