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RSHC is a national law firm whose partners offer decades of experience in handling and successfully resolving cases involving the most challenging, complex, and high-stakes legal issues.
Our teams of seasoned and capable attorneys in Chicago, San Francisco and New York, represent and serve the interests of valued clients around the world.
Our lawyers are focused on developing effective strategies that are designed to achieve the best possible results, in negotiated settlements as well as litigation and trial. They have tried hundreds of cases in more than 25 state and federal courts and have defended class actions in more than 30 different states.
Our clients range from individuals and small privately held companies to large international corporations. We represent dozens of publicly traded companies, including many on the Fortune 100 list and several in the Fortune 50.
Our clients value and trust us because we offer much more than legal counsel; we offer long-term, mutually beneficial business relationships. We understand and uphold their priorities, we serve as their partners and trusted advisors, and we align our services and our pricing with what matters most to them. We deliver value according to how our clients define value.
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RSHC Law News & Highlights

RSHC Prepared City of Chicago’s Amicus Brief Against President Trump’s Travel Ban

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, March 2017
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila had the privilege of working with the City of Chicago in preparing an important amicus brief on behalf of the Cities of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and other major U.S. cities and counties, who have been negatively affected by President Trump’s new executive order.

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Patricia Brown Holmes, 2017 Vanguard Award Honoree

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, March 2017
The Black Women Lawyers Association (BWLA), during their 30th Anniversary year, recognizes former BWLA President and founding member Patricia Brown Holmes, also immediate past CBA President, as their 2017 Vanguard Award recipient. The Vanguard Awards provide Chicago’s legal community with a focal point that celebrates the accomplishments of diverse lawyers and organizations and fosters greater understanding and collaboration between the city’s diverse bar associations.

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All Charges Against "Marquette Park 4" Dismissed

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, February 2017
State’s Attorney Dismisses All Charges Against Wrongfully Convicted "Marquette Park 4", Ron Safer and Eli Litoff Part of the Team of Lawyers that Provided Pro Bono Legal Counsel.

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Chicago Transit Authority Advised on Federal Funding for Largest Capital Improvement Project in CTA History

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, January 2017
Bob Rivkin and Alissa Kelso successfully advised the Chicago Transit Authority in its efforts to secure federal funding for the largest capital improvement project in CTA history.

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Illinois Super Lawyers and Top of the List Rankings for Holmes (Top 50 Women) and Safer (Top 100)

Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila, January 2017
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila is proud to announce that eight partners have been selected for inclusion on the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list. Patricia Brown Holmes ranked in the Top 50 Women, and Ronald S. Safer ranked in the Top 100. The Super Lawyers selection process involves a diverse list of top attorneys nominated by peers, independent research across 12 key categories, evaluation by a highly credentialed Blue Ribbon panel of attorneys and final selection of only 5% to Super Lawyers.

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