Benefiting from its central geographic location and proximity to many of the firm's existing business and insurer clients, the Chicago office has seen significant growth since launching in early 2008, and continued expansion is anticipated.
Chicago office attorneys regularly litigate matters throughout the Midwest, with attorneys licensed in Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, and Wisconsin state courts and admitted in United States District Courts and Courts of Appeal through the Midwest. The Chicago office also includes lawyers who served as 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. Chicago office attorneys have extensive experience addressing a wide-range of issues across many practice areas, including class actions, products liability, employment, professional liability, insurance coverage, construction, real estate and franchise law.
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) Program and Annual Auction, and Campout for Kids.
In addition to representing corporate clients such as Danaher Corporation, Motorola Solutions, Inc., and Realogy Corporation, the Chicago office has relationships with most of the firm’s insurer clients, including ACE-Chubb, Zurich, XL Catlin, and Hiscox.