RSHC in the news

    • July 2020

    Patricia Brown Holmes Named to Illinois Judicial Conference COVID-19 Task Force

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes has been chosen to serve on the Illinois Judicial Conference’s COVID-19 task force to guide the court system through its court-reopening processes. The 14-member team comprised of judges and lawyers from different practice areas and different communities will evaluate and make recommendations about technology options for jury selection and trials and remote proceedings while maintaining due process and safety during the pandemic.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes Named to Illinois Judicial Conference COVID-19 Task Force
    • May 2020

    Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch

    Shandice Sluch recently discussed how her observation and predictive skills from playing Division I volleyball at South Carolina State University help her in preparing for litigation with Chicago Lawyer magazine. A childhood dream, Shandice plans to blend her passion for fashion with law by practicing trademark and copyright law in the fashion industry.
    Full story: Chicago Lawyer Magazine Features Shandice Sluch
    • April 2020

    Craig Jeffrey Selected for Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board

    RSHC is proud to announce that Craig Jeffrey, a real estate partner with two decades of experience, has been selected to serve as a member of Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board. Craig looks forward to supporting Law360 in improving its news coverage.
    Full story: Craig Jeffrey Selected for Law360’s 2020 Real Estate Editorial Advisory Board
    • March 2020

    RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times

    RSHC Founding Partner Ron Safer, a former federal prosecutor, was featured in a recent Chicago Sun Times article about the First Step Act.
    Full story: RSHC Founder, Ron Safer, featured in Chicago Sun Times
    • February 2020

    Bruce Wagman Lead Counsel for New HSUS Complaint Against USDA

    RSHC's Bruce Wagman is lead counsel for The Humane Society of the United States in a new action challenging the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture's increase in slaughterhouse speeds. The suit asserts that not only is the increased speed inhumane, it makes working conditions even more dangerous for workers, and compromises the safety of the food that Americans put on their table.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman Lead Counsel for New HSUS Complaint Against USDA
    • 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
    • July 2019

    RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel

    We are pleased to announce that our partner, Edward Casmere, was recently accepted into the membership of the prestigious Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel (FDCC). The FDCC is comprised of U.S. and international civil defense litigators, senior corporate counsel, and insurance claims executives. Dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism for lawyers and other professionals, the FDCC strives to achieve a balanced justice system in the defense of civil lawsuits.
    Full story: RSHC Founding Partner Edward Casmere elected to The Federation of Defense & Corporate Counsel
    • 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 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

    Drahcir Smith Elected 2019-2020 BWLA Corresponding Secretary

    Congratulations to Drahcir Smith and the entire 2019-2020 Black Women Lawyers’ Association of Greater Chicago, Inc. (BWLA) Board of Directors and Scholarship Fund Board, who were installed on June 3. The group pledged their renewed commitment to making an “impact” on the legal profession, as well as the general community-at-large, and changing so many lives.
    Full story: Drahcir Smith Elected 2019-2020 BWLA Corresponding Secretary
    • June 2019

    Meghan McMeel and Kate Stimeling, Speakers at The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Chicago and San Francisco

    RSHC is proud to sponsor and have RSHC Partners, Meghan McMeel and Kate Stimeling, presenting at The Women, Diversity & Change Summit programs in Chicago (June 6) and San Francisco (June 11). Meghan will be speaking at the June 6 program on strategies for strategically fostering effective sponsors for women in law to progress their careers. Kate will be presenting on the June 11 San Francisco panel, “Sponsors, Influencers & Career Engineering.” The conference will explore and inspire lasting change for women and minorities in the legal profession.
    Full story: Meghan McMeel and Kate Stimeling, Speakers at The Women, Diversity & Change Summit: Chicago and San Francisco
    • June 2019

    Bruce Wagman, Co-Founder and President of Project Chimps, Reflects on Five-Year Milestone

    A Dream Became Reality—Project Chimps celebrates a 5-year milestone! Bruce Wagman, Co-Founder, President and RSHC animal protection lawyer, recalls the journey. Currently 59 chimpanzees with almost 150 more to join them are thriving at the 236-acre Project Chimps sanctuary in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north Georgia.
    Full story: Bruce Wagman, Co-Founder and President of Project Chimps, Reflects on Five-Year Milestone
    • March 2019

    Feminist Hit Music and How It Inspired Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes was the special guest on the March 15 Rare & Scratchy Rock ‘N Roll retrospective podcast hosted by Radio Dave Milberg featuring 30 Feminist Hit Singles Before Their Time between the 1950’s and 1990’s. The history and snippets of thirty (30) hit songs about female empowerment by Aretha Franklin (Respect), Helen Reddy (I am Woman), Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive), and more were remembered for their strong and positive impact.
    Full story: Feminist Hit Music and How It Inspired Patricia Brown Holmes
    • March 2019

    Ruth Krugly, 2019 ACLU Annual Luncheon Co-Chair

    ACLU Annual Luncheon Co-Chair, Ruth Krugly, welcomed almost 2,000 supporters to the March 15 program. The ACLU’s 100 year history is reflected in the issuance of landmark court rulings and the passage of transformational legislation, and its relentless efforts to secure the civil rights and liberties of all.
    Full story: Ruth Krugly, 2019 ACLU Annual Luncheon Co-Chair