Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

3 Star Rating     1 review 
Main Office:
120 South LaSalle Street, Suite 1600 | Chicago | IL | 60603
Phone: 312-577-7000  | Fax: 312-577-7007 

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Year of establishment 1859 Number of partners 32
Number of offices 6 Partner to associate ratio 1.50
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 14.30
Number of attorneys 57 Percentage of minority attorneys 10.50
Number of associates 22
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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP Reviews

- Reviewed on July 28, 2017

Advice to law firm management: I would discourage some of the cliquishness between the attorneys. I think that it would increase morale as well as make the promotion process be fairer. It would also make for a happier place to work.

Pros: I found the work extremely challenging and stimulating. Many of the other attorneys have background in their respective area of patent expertise. I found all of the attorneys to be very intelligent. There are a lot of interesting IP cases as well that are very technical.

Cons: The in group mentality can be pretty bad. I found that there was a degree of cliquishness with some of the attorneys which created an uncomfortable environment. I know that it happens at other firms but it was very noticeable here. I wouldn't call it a deal breaker, but it is concerning.

Current or former employee?: Current Employee


With over 155 years of experience, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is Chicago’s oldest law firm in continuous practice and a national leader in the field of intellectual property law, with offices across the United States and an international client base. By focusing only on intellectual property matters, Fitch Even offers clients the high level of technical competence and legal skills needed in this increasingly complex area of the law, along with a tradition of providing outstanding, personalized client service that continues to this day. The development and protection of any innovation or brand demands meticulous attention at each stage in its life cycle. At Fitch Even, we provide that attention through a unique combination of technical understanding, business savvy, and legal depth. Recognizing that intellectual property is at the very heart of a company’s business plan, we work with clients to tailor their individual strategies to the real-world needs of their specific products and services in the marketplace. We are adept at obtaining strong global intellectual property rights and managing global IP portfolios, successfully navigating the intricacies of the varying legal systems involved. Our extensive experience handling IP disputes in the courtroom informs our entire practice. Fitch Even regularly handles intellectual property and technology-related litigation, including the trial of matters involving patent, trade secret, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and related commercial disputes. The firm's trial-tested litigation teams have a proven track record for delivering outstanding returns on the litigation investment. Fitch Even also offers a full range of services to help clients leverage their intellectual property by developing strategic licensing, investment, and other business relationships important to diversification and growth. Fitch Even attorneys have the skills and insight to effectively guide our clients’ interests throughout the entire IP life cycle—from initial development through successful monetization, avoidance of competitor’s rights, and, if necessary, vigorous enforcement or defense in the courtroom.

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Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP Awards and Recognitions

Fitch Even Partner Tom Lebens Receives Distinguished Service Award from Cal Poly University

Fitch Even Partner Tom Lebens Receives Distinguished Service Award from Cal Poly University

Fitch Even Client iLight Technologies Wins 2013 Chicago Innovation Award

Fitch Even Partner Sherri Blount Selected as Judge for PMA REGGIE Awards

Fitch Even Partner Sherri Blount Selected as Judge for PMA Awards

IP Alert: Supreme Court to Hear First AIA Case and Consider Fee Awards in Copyright Cases

Tom Lebens Recognized With "Top 20 Under 40 Award"


Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Recognizing this and leveraging our individual strengths in unity benefits us all. At Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP, we firmly believe that embracing and cultivating a diverse firm enhances our ability to serve our clients more effectively, while providing a more vibrant, supportive, and productive professional environment for all our people.

Fitch Even is committed to identifying, hiring, retaining, and advancing qualified lawyers and other professionals of every race, gender, age, national origin, physical ability, religion, and sexual orientation. We do so through focused recruiting, training, mentoring, evaluation, and promotion, helping to ensure that all diverse lawyers and professionals can develop rewarding business relationships, achieve professional growth, and access leadership opportunities within our firm. Fostering and leveraging the talents of a diverse team reinforces our firm's creativity and innovation, enabling us to attract and retain capable people with the multitude of skills and varied perspectives that clients need in today's global marketplace.

Summer associate program

Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is committed to growing our firm from within. We seek bright and energetic law students with strong technical backgrounds who want to explore the possibility of a long-term career with our firm.

Summer associates work closely with many of our attorneys on a wide range of real work assignments. Typical assignments include drafting patent and trademark applications, legal memorandums, motions, and briefs, as well as planning and attending depositions and court proceedings. In addition to receiving one-on-one mentoring on projects, summer associates are exposed to a variety of intellectual property topics through internal seminars led by seasoned attorneys. Summer associates have ample opportunity to collaborate as well as socialize with partners and associates, providing a clear view of our firm culture.

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