The power of diversity is the power of collective wisdom.
Diversity & Inclusion
Diverse and inclusive teams are better teams. Better teams deliver better results. We recognize that diversity alone is not sufficient. We strive to be an 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. Crain's Chicago Business has also recognized RSHC among Chicago's Notable Businesses Championing Diversity & Inclusion 2020 because diversity and inclusion are core principles of RSHC.
For us, diversity 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.
Simply put, we believe that the more diverse and inclusive our teams, the better the solutions and the greater the value that we produce for our clients.
While several partners lead our diversity efforts, all of our lawyers carry this banner. Many have won awards honoring their commitment to diversity. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining, nurturing, and advancing lawyers from all groups and walks of life and intend to maintain and expand our inclusive culture.
RSHC Secures Record Verdict and Complete Vindication for Eddie Bolden
by Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
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.