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 & Partners' Chambers USA recognized our litigation practice in their annual rankings in 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2009, 20082007 and 2006. Nine of our litigators were listed as Leading Lawyers in 2014 by Chambers & Partners' 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-nine attorneys have been named to the 2014 Law Bulletin Publishing Company's Illinois Leading Lawyers Network.

Euromoney Institutional Investor plc's Benchmark Litigation listed Schiff Hardin as a "Recommended Firm" in 2013.