Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

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Main Office:
222 North La Salle Street, Suite 300 | Chicago | IL | 60601
Phone: 312-704-3000  | Fax: 312-704-3001 

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Year of establishment 1934 Number of Partners 314
Number of offices 26 Partner:associate ratio 1.70
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 21.20
Number of attorneys 472 Percentage of minority attorneys 0.00
Number of associates 184 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 0.00
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
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At Hinshaw, we value long-term client relationships. That’s why we make it a priority to help contribute to our client’s success, whether that means solving a problem or helping to achieve their goal. We like to think that we are more than just our clients' “lawyers.” We feel we are on the same journey with our clients — to grow their business into a sustainable institution. Sometimes this requires next generation solutions; in other words, a little creativity applied to legal issues or problems. Other times, it requires just purely practical thinking. We do both. Whatever the matter, our advice and counsel are tailored to our clients, which can only come from a strong partnership and deep understanding of their business and objectives. Our team of lawyers can provide a wide variety of sophisticated legal advice and counsel. Additionally, since we are located in many of the major cities across the country, we can provide national depth of expertise coupled with a local or regional presence and local or regional knowledge. Across all of our offices, we strive to consistently deliver service at the highest levels of quality and reliability, giving our clients a one-firm approach and giving us the long-lasting relationships we treasure. Hinshaw is a national law firm with approximately 500 lawyers. We offer a full-service practice, with an emphasis in litigation, corporate and business law, environmental, labor and employment law, professional liability defense, and wealth preservation and taxation matters. Our attorneys provide services to a range of for-profit and not-for-profit clients in industries that include construction, financial services, health care, insurance, legal, manufacturing, real estate, retail and transportation. Our clients also include government agencies, municipalities and schools.

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Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on July 21, 2017

This firm can be an excellent fit for those who are committed to it. The client list is prestigious and the firm's court victories are impressive. But there is a lot of competition, so know that in advance.

Pros : There is a lot to learn here, and you will get experience in many areas of the law. There are also a lot of important contacts you can make here, and that may set you up to make or break your career. As many lawyers will tell you, establishing contacts is vital to the business.
Cons : The environment may not be for everyone. There is a cutthroat ethos among attorneys and there is a strong desire to get ahead. If you don't want to compete directly with your colleagues on a daily basis, this may not be the opportunity for you. You may want to keep looking.

Awards and recognitions

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division's 2013 Diversity Award
Defense Research Institute's (DRI's) Law Firm Diversity Award
Setting the Bar" Award
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives Life After Innocence Project's First Annual Howard Joseph Award
Katie Lachter Named "2012 Distinguished Legal Writing Award" Winner by the Burton Awards
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives DRI's Law Firm Diversity Award for 2012
Hinshaw Partners Sina Bahadoran and Cheryl Wilke Named Winners of 2014 Client Choice Awards by the International Law Office and Lexology
Tomislav Kuzmanovic Receives Croatian American Bar Association's 2012 Vinodol Code Award
Tom H. Luetkemeyer Receives Loyola University School of Law's Francis J. Rooney / St. Thomas More Award
Sergio Acosta Receives Award From U.S. Department of Justice for Work on Jon Burge Prosecution
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives Diversity Award from Indian-American Bar Association of Chicago
Liz Baker Receives University of Maryland Law Schools 2013 Benjamin L. Cardin Public Service Award
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Receives Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division's 2013 Diversity Award
Hinshaw Represents Zebra Technologies in Award-Winning Lease Transaction


The Law Firm Diversity Profile contains the firm's self-reported responses to the Vault/MCCA Law Firm Diversity Survey, an annual survey conducted by Vault.com in partnership with the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Detailed demographic breakdowns of the firm's attorneys by level, race, gender, LGBT and disability status offer a valuable statistical overview, while descriptions of its diversity programs, initiatives and strategic plans provide a comprehensive portrait of the firm's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Summer associate program

Our ten-week summer program is designed to provide law students with a complete and realistic view of our practice areas, as well as the culture of our firm. Summer associates work within the practice groups comprising the six departments of the firm-Defense Litigation, Business Transactions I and II, Business Litigation, Specialty Litigation & Insurance Coverage, and Lawyers for Professionals. This allows the summer associates to fully understand the breadth of the firm's expertise, the opportunities available at the firm and our expectations of new associates. Although the firm views the summer program as a working experience, it is our goal to make a summer position with the firm both intellectually and personally rewarding.

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