Schiff Hardin's largest and most diverse practice area is Litigation. Our approximately 200 litigators have extensive experience in virtually every kind of litigation, with a particularly strong track record in complex cases.

We represent corporate clients as both plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts, and before federal, state and local administrative agencies.

While trial work is a key component of our practice, our attorneys are skilled at all types of alternative dispute resolution including:

  • Neutral evaluation
  • Mediation
  • Mini-trials
  • Binding or non-binding arbitration

We explore such options when appropriate to help reduce the cost, disruption, and time sometimes required for traditional courtroom proceedings.

In addition to being experienced litigators, our attorneys are active members of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, and have published and spoken widely on litigation-related issues at conferences and industry events across the country.

Our preeminence in litigation is evidenced by the fact that Chambers USA recognized our litigation practice in their annual rankings for many consecutive years. Nine of our litigators were listed as Leading Lawyers by Chambers USA.

Nine of our litigators have been elected Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), the most distinguished professional organization in this field.

Twenty-eight attorneys have been named to the 2012 Illinois Leading Lawyers Network.

Benchmark Litigation consistently lists Schiff Hardin as a "Recommended Firm".


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