It starts with relationships. Schiff Hardin believes that understanding our clients' needs and goals is our most important job. We listen. We strive to become trusted advisers and strong advocates for our clients.
Our attorneys have achieved substantial recognition by their peers and clients alike. Chambers USA has ranked 23 of our attorneys and 11 of our practice areas in their prestigious list.
Then, there is our depth of experience. As a general practice law firm, Schiff Hardin has strong capabilities in most legal disciplines and a total dedication to client service. We have helped shape the law in a number of cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal, and state appellate courts, including landmark decisions in the fields of utility rate jurisdiction, intellectual property, product liability, animal law, class actions, and many other areas.
We solve tough legal questions and find innovative solutions to difficult legal problems across the country and around the world. With offices in eight cities, and attorneys admitted to more than 100 jurisdictions — including 26 states, 72 U.S. courts, and six different countries — Schiff Hardin has the broad reach to meet the needs of domestic and international clients.
Throughout our long history we have devoted ourselves to the clients we serve. That is why so many have remained our clients for so long.
Law Firm Networks
We augment our reach with our membership in three referral networks of independent, separate law firms located around the country and around the world.
The Network of Trial Law Firms
The Network of Trial Law Firms (http://www.trial.com) is a not-for-profit professional organization founded in 1993 and comprising 7,000 attorneys practicing in over 140 offices throughout the United States and Canada. It focuses on trial and litigation practices, and is dedicated to continuing legal education and ongoing professional development. The goal of the 24 law firms participating in the Network is to provide their clients with high quality trial and litigation representation through advances in education, technology, business and science.
The United States Law Firm Group
The United States Law Firm Group (http://www.uslfg.com) is a national network of 18 established U.S. law firms. Variations in the laws and court systems of America's 50 states make knowledge of local and regional policies and practices essential. Every USLFG firm has many years of experience in its own region and is able to refer clients to other member firms to satisfy the clients' specific requirements throughout the country.
With a worldwide network of 15,000 attorneys in more than 155 top independent law firms located in 100 countries and 44 states, TerraLex (http://www.terralex.org) lawyers guide clients through the challenges of global business. Their mission is to help member firms serve their clients' legal needs and business interests through a worldwide network of quality law firms that meets high professional standards.