The power of diversity is the power of collective wisdom.

Diversity & Inclusion

Diverse and inclusive teams are better teams. Better teams deliver better results. At RSHC “diversity” “equity” and “inclusion” are not simply buzzwords, but the essence of our law firm – not just because it is right, not just because a law firm should reflect those we serve, but because of the fundamental truth that the more diverse, equitable, and inclusive our teams, the better the solutions and the greater the value that we produce for our clients.  

We believe actions speak louder than words. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is real and demonstrable – but don’t just take our word for it, here’s a list of some of the recent recognitions we have received as a result of “walking the walk” on DEI:

  • Chambers USA Awards 2023, Diversity & Inclusion: Outstanding Contribution – Patricia Brown Holmes
  • Finalist Chambers USA Awards, Diversity & Inclusion:  Outstanding Firm (2023, 2021)
  • Vault's Top 150 Under 150 (2022 - 2023)
  • Chicago Committee for Minorities in Large Law Firms Delivering Diversity Award (2022)
  • Exelon’s DEI Honor Roll (2021 - 2022)
  • Law 360 Top Ranked Firm for Diverse Attorney Workforce Nationwide (2018 - 2022)
  • McDonald’s EMPOWER Award (2022)
  • Ranked Top 10 for Most Diverse Equity Partnership by Law360 (2020 - 2023)
  • Vault’s Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For # 6 in Chicago (2022)
  • Chicago Committee on Minorities in Law Large Law Firms Commitment & Investment Award (2021)
  • Corporate Counsel Women, Influence and Power in Law Awards, Managing Partner of the Year – Patricia Brown Holmes, RSHC (2021)
  • Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion (2020)

We strive to be an equitable and inclusive workplace for all of our people, where each contributor is recognized, shows up authentically, and feels the investment of the organization in the individual's future. RSHC is a member of the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. 

For us, diversity, equity and inclusion begin with the names on our door, extends through our partnership and associate ranks, and informs our recruiting, staffing, and vendor choices. We believe that lawyers from different backgrounds provide a better perspective on the problems that our clients face. We are committed to serving our clients with superb lawyers who offer a variety of cultural, racial, and gender perspectives.  We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, nurturing, and advancing lawyers from all groups and walks of life and intend to maintain and expand our diverse and inclusive culture.

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RSHC Secures Record Verdict and Complete Vindication for Eddie Bolden

Twenty-seven years to the day that he was convicted of and soon thereafter sentenced to life in prison for crimes he did not commit, RSHC won complete and total vindication for Eddie Bolden.  On Friday, October 29, 2021, a Chicago jury resoundingly rejected the defendants attempts to, yet again, deprive Eddie of justice.  Twenty-eight times, once for every count against every defendant, the jury proclaimed Eddie’s innocence and the complicity of those who framed him.  The jury awarded $25 million in compensatory damages, as well as $100,000 in punitive damages against each of the living defendants.
Eddie Bolden is truly a profile in courage.  He courageously endured 22 years of imprisonment for a crime he did not commit.  Eddie relentlessly proclaimed his innocence.  But his voice went unheard by our justice system for decades.  RSHC took up his cause, got his conviction reversed, won his freedom, and obtained his certificate of innocence.  On October 29th the jury proclaimed, for the entire world: We hear you, we see you, we are going to deliver the justice you deserve.  The jury delivered the justice our system allows – a resounding verdict proclaiming his innocence and the guilt of those who framed him.  So proud of Eddie and the RSHC team who tirelessly worked to vindicate him.    One can only imagine the horror of that experience.  
Eddie never stopped fighting and, once enlisted, neither did the RSHC team that took up his cause as its own.