RSHC in the news

    • January 2020

    Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leslie D. Davis ARDC Review Board Member

    RSHC is proud to announce that Partner Leslie D. Davis has been appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court to serve as a member of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC) Review Board, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of lawyer wrongdoing in Illinois. Leslie’s appointment began January 10, 2020 and expires December 31, 2021.
    Full story: Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leslie D. Davis ARDC Review Board Member
    • January 2020

    Simone A. Randolph, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers

    From a young age RSHC Partner Simone Randolph knew she “wanted to use the law to avoid conflicts, to bring people together for a common goal.” Hard work, organization, proactive communication, and anticipation of client needs enables her to run multiple complex real estate and financing deals across the country on the day to day. Grateful to and inspired by her mentors, she also possesses a true passion for the development of junior colleagues and diversity in the legal profession.
    Full story: Simone A. Randolph, Editorial Profile in Leading Lawyers
    • December 2019

    Career of Powerhouse Chicago Lawyer and Former Judge Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes is currently being featured in a December 29 Lawdragon Lawyer Limelight sharing what it took for her to get where she is today.
    Full story: Career of Powerhouse Chicago Lawyer and Former Judge Patricia Brown Holmes
    • December 2019

    Holmes Named 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law

    RSHC is proud to announce that our Managing Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, has been recognized as a 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law by Crain’s Chicago Business. An inspirational leader, Patricia “leads from the front,” and encourages others to dream, learn, do, and become more. Patricia teaches others to overcome obstacles, tear down walls, and break through glass ceilings with unparalleled grace, dignity, and humility. We are honored to call her our Managing Partner.
    Full story: Holmes Named 2019 Notable Minority in Accounting, Consulting & Law
    • December 2019

    Rod Perry and Cheryl Walker Presenters at Construction SuperConference 2019

    On December 16, RSHC Partner Rod Perry and RSHC Of Counsel Cheryl Walker will be co-panelists at the Construction SuperConference 2019 program, “Participation Goals: Strategies to Achieve Them,” to be held at Terranea Resort, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA. Contractors are often called upon to meet or exceed project goals established for (public and private) participation by disadvantaged business enterprises (DBEs), minority-owned business enterprises (MBEs), and women-owned business enterprises (WBEs).
    Full story: Rod Perry and Cheryl Walker Presenters at Construction SuperConference 2019
    • October 2019

    Azar Alexander SeattleU Lawyer Profile, A Part of Judge Keith’s Legacy

    Azar Alexander, RSHC Associate and Seattle University School of Law alumni, was featured in the school’s Fall 2019 edition of SeattleU Lawyer, “Learning from a Legend.” Azar had the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as a law clerk from 2018-2019 for his home state legal hero and civil rights legend, the late Hon. Damon J. Keith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
    Full story: Azar Alexander SeattleU Lawyer Profile, A Part of Judge Keith’s Legacy
    • October 2019

    Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program

    RSHC Partner Shalem Massey will be a panelist at the October 24-25, 2019 ABA/TIPs program, “The Aviation Lawyer’s Operating Handbook: Learning to Litigate, Navigate, and Communicate,” to be held in Washington, DC. Shalem and his co-presenters will discuss the tripartite relationship, the issues which arise, and best practices at their session, “Keeping Formation: Navigating the Relationship of Insured, Insurer, and Outside Counsel.”
    Full story: Shalem Massey Speaking at ABA/TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program
    • September 2019

    Ryan Poscablo Selected to 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Ryan Poscablo on his selection to the 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers list as a Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney. This recognition is limited to 5% of lawyers in the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the United States. Annual selections are made using a rigorous, patented multiphase process that includes nominations, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.
    Full story: Ryan Poscablo Selected to 2019 New York Metro Super Lawyers List
    • September 2019

    RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announces the addition of a new partner, Jamal Sadat Muhammad. Jamal Muhammad brings with him experience in both the public sector and private practice, handling criminal trials and federal investigations, international investigations crossing multiple jurisdictions and countries, as well as civil investigations involving derivative shareholder litigation, sexual harassment, wire fraud, mail fraud, and honest services fraud.
    Full story: RSHC Strengthens West-Coast Presence with Attorney Noted for Trial Strategy and Work on Federal Investigations, Criminal Defense
    • August 2019

    RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator

    Partner Louis A. Klapp joins Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila’s growing nationally-known intellectual property practice. A leader in the demanding IP litigation field, Louis’ practice is devoted to all aspects of patent, trademark, and trade secret disputes from pre-filing investigation through appeal.
    Full story: RSHC Adds Innovation-Focused Intellectual Property Litigator
    • July 2019

    RSHC Ranked #1 in Two Categories in Vault’s “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” Rankings

    Vault’s “2020 Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” names RSHC tops several different categories. RSHC was named #1 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Diversity, and #1 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Pro Bono. RSHC was also named #14 in Best Midsize Law Firms for Technology and Innovation, #18 for Firm Culture, and #23 Overall.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked #1 in Two Categories in Vault’s “Best Midsize Law Firms to Work For” Rankings
    • July 2019

    RSHC Expands Product Liability Practice, Launches Southern California Presence

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP (RSHC) announced the hiring of two new partners, Jeffrey W. Morof and Shalem A. Massey. Jeffrey W. Morof has spent his entire career defending aerospace clients and the aviation insurance market in product liability and commercial litigation matters, including serving as national counsel for two large aerospace manufacturers. Shalem A. Massey is a litigator with experience handling high-stakes and “bet the company” matters for businesses and insurers in the aerospace and technology industries.
    Full story: RSHC Expands Product Liability Practice, Launches Southern California Presence
    • July 2019

    RSHC Again Named A Best Firm for Minority Attorneys

    RSHC is working to change the face of the legal profession, literally, and figuratively. We are pleased to announce that RSHC has been named a Top Five firm for minority lawyers AND a Top Ten firm for minority equity partners.
    Full story: RSHC Again Named A Best Firm for Minority Attorneys
    • June 2019

    RSHC Client Bernard Williams Free on Bond After 23 Years Wrongfully Incarcerated

    Ron Safer and Eli Litoff are proud to be part of the team that secured Bernard Williams’ release from Cook County Jail on Friday. In February, the Court of Appeals vacated Mr. Williams’ murder conviction and granted a new trial, but a Cook County Judge ordered that Mr. Williams be held without bail until his new trial was completed.
    Full story: RSHC Client Bernard Williams Free on Bond After 23 Years Wrongfully Incarcerated
    • June 2019

    Raymond Rushing 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award Recipient

    RSHC is delighted to announce that the Cook County Bar Association’s Board of Directors selected RSHC Associate Raymond Rushing to receive the 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award, which recognizes a member of the Cook County Bar Association who has been admitted to practice law in Illinois for five (5) years or less, for outstanding service rendered to the legal profession and to the Bar Association. Raymond will be presented with this award at the CCBA’s 105th Annual Awards and Installation Banquet to be held on Thursday, June 20, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
    Full story: Raymond Rushing 2019 CCBA Junior Counselor Award Recipient