Practices

 

HSPRD is nationally recognized for its litigation successes. Our attorneys are members of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Society of Trial Lawyers, and the American Board of Trial Advocates. Twice, HSPRD attorneys have been appointed to the federal bench as magistrate judges. Our depth of talent is unmatched, and we achieve success for our clients by bringing together teams of the best lawyers across multiple disciplines to deliver nothing short of excellence.

Appellate Law

HSPRD regularly represents clients before the United States Supreme Court, the federal courts of appeal and state appellate and supreme courts. Our attorneys also regularly brief and argue complex legal issues pending in federal and state trial courts around the country and have subject matter experience in a broad array of substantive legal areas. READ MORE

Birth Trauma Defense

Obstetrical negligence claims are among the most complex medical cases to litigate. The strongest defense is grounded in a depth of specialized knowledge and broad experience. The extensive body of medical literature involving the peripartum period is constantly growing and staying up-to-date with the research is essential to a top quality defense. READ MORE

Business Transactions

HSPRD counsels both public and privately held U.S. and foreign clients, ranging from start-up entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 corporations. Our services cover the wide range of challenges and opportunities clients encounter throughout the business life cycle, from formation to mergers and acquisitions, daily operations to protecting intellectual property, raising capital to securities law compliance, and corporate governance to international ventures and tax management. Businesses require legal counsel who not only have broad experience and expertise in a wide variety of legal disciplines, but who also have financial and practical business applications experience. READ MORE

Civil Rights/Constitutional Law

We take pride in having one of the largest, best established, highest quality, and most successful civil rights practices in the nation. Very few law firms of any size have litigated and won as many major civil rights cases as we have. Our civil rights and constitutional law practice is nationwide, with several cases before the United States Supreme Court. READ MORE

Class Actions

HSPRD is among the nation’s most successful firms in both prosecuting and defending class actions. Few forms of legal action are as potentially powerful a means of leveling the playing field for those suing, or as potentially difficult for those being sued, as class actions. READ MORE

Commercial Litigation

Our firm’s litigators have a wealth of experience in handling complex commercial litigation in federal and state courts nationally for companies in the following industries: automotive; construction; financial services and insurance; real estate; chemical, pharmaceutical and electronics manufacturing; banking; computer distribution; and medical. READ MORE

Construction Law

HSPRD attorneys serve as trusted advisors and litigators for many construction companies, design professional firms, and their insurers. We handle personal injury claims, design and construction defect claims, indemnity claims, contract disputes, commercial disputes, delay claims, mechanics liens, public and regulatory compliance, OSHA-complaints, performance bonds, labor issues and other related matters.

Corporate Law

HSPRD attorneys are trusted counselors and advisors to a diverse group of corporate clients, partnerships and other business entities of all sizes, from start-ups to multinational companies, public and private, as well as to individual officers and directors. READ MORE

False Claims Act/Qui Tam Litigation

Our lawyers have helped whistleblowers evaluate and pursue their claims. We have filed and won some of the largest and most significant whistleblower cases ever brought. We do not take many cases. But that’s deliberate on our part—so that we can commit our resources to your case. Our record testifies to the success of our approach. READ MORE

Educational Equity Law

Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. has significant experience in counseling and representing school districts, educators, parents and students in the areas of educational equity and parity, including compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and representation during investigations conducted by the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. READ MORE

Family Law

Our family law practice is handled by experienced, dedicated and tenacious attorneys with more than fifty years of combined experience. Our attorneys are sensitive to the issues that face you and your family. We understand that each case is unique and we are dedicated to maintaining close communication with you to ensure your top priorities are addressed. READ MORE

Gaming Law

HSPRD attorneys have decades of experience serving gaming, casino and related clients in all aspects of the gaming and entertainment industry. We help our clients navigate the regulatory and permitting process, advise on capital development projects and construction transactions, handle labor and employment concerns, provide intellectual property protection, offer tax and real estate advice and handle any litigation or arbitration involving our clients when disputes arise in any setting. Our long history and extensive industry contacts help clients seeking to capitalize on opportunities, leverage contacts and address the challenges faced by owners and developers of casino, racing and entertainment venues. In this highly competitive forum, where timely, knowledgeable and practical professional advice can mean the difference between success and failure, HSPRD is well-positioned to provide that advice and counsel, wherever our gaming clients reside. READ MORE

Immigration and Nationality Law

HSPRD’s immigration and nationality law practice group offers clients a unique depth and scope of expertise and experience equaled by few other law firms in the country. The group is led by two of the country’s most respected and experienced immigration and nationality lawyers, Kalman D. Resnick and Terry Yale Feiertag, and supported by a team of talented lawyers and skilled paralegals. READ MORE

Insurance Law

HSPRD has a significant practice focused on advising as to the meaning and scope of coverage of insurance policies and representing various entities in litigation arising from insurance-policy-coverage issues. Our lawyers have vast experience in advising insurers as to the scope of coverage for mass and toxic tort and environmental situations and representing them in litigation concerning coverage for such events. READ MORE

Intellectual Property

HSPRD has considerable experience in the area of intellectual property, including litigation, transactions and counseling in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. We have solicited thousands of patents and trademark registrations, both domestic and foreign, in a wide range of disciplines; prepared thousands of patentability, trademark availability, infringement and validity opinions; negotiated and prepared hundreds of license and other technology related agreements; and litigated hundreds of cases involving patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition and trade secret matters. READ MORE

Labor and Employment Law

HSPRD’s labor and employment group includes some of the most experienced and highly regarded labor and employment lawyers in Chicago. Before joining the firm, our labor and employment lawyers held positions such as Deputy Corporation Counsel, in charge of all litigation matters for the City of Chicago; Chief of the Labor and Employment Division of the City of Chicago Law Department; and Supervisory Trial Attorney for the Chicago office of the EEOC. READ MORE

Medical Malpractice Defense

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined experience in defending medical professionals and entities against negligence claims. Hundreds of physicians, nurses and therapists have relied on us for their defense. We represent most of the Chicago-area’s major medical centers. READ MORE

Personal Injury

Our personal injury lawyers are experienced, tenacious, and committed. We understand the urgency and the stresses that are placed on injured persons, their families and their loved ones as a result of traumatic accidents. In our offices, each person’s case is important and unique. Our professionals give unparalleled support. We handle cases with both meticulous preparation and unrelenting aggressiveness. READ MORE

Probate and Estate Law

The loss of a loved one is traumatic; however, grieving families should not have to suffer unnecessary stress. HSPRD can handle the many legal, financial, and administrative steps following the death of a loved one. Our services include probate (estate administration) and trust administration, including litigation and contested estates. READ MORE

Professional Liability

When it comes to handling professional liability disputes, HSPRD is one of the Chicago area’s most experienced firms. We handle cases involving legal malpractice, accountant liability, architect and engineer liability, and many other types of professional malpractice. We are experienced in defending dentists, insurance brokers, land surveyors, realtors, paramedics, and lenders in matters of liability and errors and omissions. READ MORE

Real Estate Law

HSPRD handles real estate matters, including residential home and condominium purchases. We prepare or assist in the preparation of contracts, loan applications, financing and refinancing documents, and leases. We also can represent you with zoning applications, evictions, trust purchases, and related tax matters. Whether you need assistance with a seller, buyer, lender or a zoning issue, we can represent you. READ MORE

Wealth Management

HSPRD offers a world class range of tax, estate, business planning and charitable advisory services to individual clients, family groups, fiduciaries, and charitable organizations. We advise professional fiduciaries, represent parties in fiduciary litigation, and counsel fiduciaries in the administration of trusts and estates. READ MORE

Workers’ Compensation

HSPRD is the firm that injured workers turn to for winning results. HSPRD investigates and pursues every case thoroughly. We make sure that our clients get both the maximum available weekly benefits and their choice of medical care under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act. We also investigate to determine whether clients have third-party claims against someone other than the employer who may be responsible for their injuries. READ MORE