Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.

4 Star Rating     3 reviews

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 279
Number of offices 19 Partner to associate ratio 2.00
Biggest office Chicago Percentage of women attorneys 32.40
Number of attorneys 423 Percentage of minority attorneys 15.40
Number of associates 143 Percentage of LGBT attorneys 2.80
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP.
   3 reviews

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Reviews

- Reviewed on March 16, 2018

Advice to law firm management: I do not have any advice to the firm management. As I have indicated, I believe Hinshaw is a well-managed law firm.

Pros: Hinshaw & Culbertson is a well-managed firm. The working environment is professional. Associates receive yearly performance reviews and also are eligible to receive bonuses based on their amount of billable hours. I worked there as an associate for approximately 5 years and found it to be a generally very good working environment.

Cons: In my opinion, like many or most large law firms, Hinshaw seems to reward attorneys who bring in clients/work (rainmakers), much more than it values the attorneys who work for the clients and whose excellent work is required to keep the clients satisfied.

Partners to Avoid and Why: In my five years of employment at Hinshaw, I did not encounter any current partner who I would avoid. I encountered only one partner who is no longer employed there that I would strongly advise people to avoid.

Favorite Things About this Firm: Hinshaw will treat you fairly. Hinshaw will compensate you fairly. If you have questions or concerns Hinshaw's human resources and/or management will attempt to address any issues.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee

Last Year at Employer: 2014

Job type: Full time

- Reviewed on December 18, 2017

Advice to law firm management: Listen to and act upon peoples' complaints. Many people often got frustrated that two different people who put in vastly different amounts of effort often received the same outcomes. This just causes more turnover and instability.

Pros: They valued work-life balance and offered pleasant minor benefits around the office - major benefits like health insurance, etc. were also somewhat above average.

Cons: Management seemed out of touch - people often got away with not pulling their weight. It seemed your complaints were often ignored, or that you were not treated as an individual. Pay was not great, and, as a result, loafing or frustration were fairly common, and turnover could be high.

Current or former employee?: Former Employee


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.

Practice Areas

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. practices law in the following areas and works with its clients to provide the best possible legal solutions.

  • Cyber Alerts
  • Accountants Liability
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Architects & Engineers Liability
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Formation
  • Civil Rights And Constitutional Litigation
  • Compliance Investigations And Enforcement
  • Consumer And Class Action Litigation
  • Copyright
  • Corporate Governance Structure
  • Counselors For The Profession
  • Cyber Security For Law Firms
  • Directors & Officers Liability
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Family-Owned Businesses
  • Government Contracts And Procurement
  • Health Care Fraud & Abuse Compliance And Regulatory Requirements
  • Health Care Information Technology Privacy And Security
  • Health Care Provider Operations
  • Health Care Transactions
  • Hrguard - Employment Risk Management Solution
  • Immigration
  • Insurance Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Litigation Management
  • Litigators For The Profession
  • Managed Care Payment Contracting And Regulatory Matters
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mortgage Servicing And Lender Litigation
  • Municipal And Licensing Law
  • New Business Intake Solution
  • Patent
  • Real Estate Agents & Brokers Liability
  • Regulatory Investigations And Compliance Counseling
  • Reinsurance
  • Sec And Finra Defense And Litigation
  • Securities
  • Security Brokers Liability
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Technology Errors & Omission
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademark
  • Workers Compensation Defense
  • Alarm & Security Law
  • Appellate
  • Aviation Law
  • Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights
  • Business & Commercial Transactions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Services
  • Consumer Financial Services
  • Environmental
  • Equine Law
  • Estate Planning & Wealth Preservation
  • Family Law
  • Fidelity Law
  • Gaming Law
  • Government
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Insurance Regulatory Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment
  • Lawyers For The Professionâ®
  • Life Health & Disability Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage Defense Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Estate & Lending
  • School Law
  • Surety Law
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation Law
  • White Collar Defense & Internal Investigations

Hiring Criteria

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. follows the set of hiring criteria outlined below.

Associate hiring decisions are driven by the needs of the firm's practice groups. Candidates are selected and interviewed by the practice group's members and a member of the firm's Associate Interviewing Committee (AIC). The firm uses a "behavioral interview" format which seeks to identify candidates whose character traits correlate with associates who typically succeed at the firm and are promoted to partnership. Before an offer can be extended, the practice group leader and department leader must concur in the hiring decision and obtain the approval of the firm's three-member Associate Hiring Committee.

Pro bono

Hinshaw & Culbertson does not report any information regarding its pro bono activities.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. 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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