RSHC in the news

    • March 2017

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

    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.
    Full story: RSHC Prepared City of Chicago’s Amicus Brief Against President Trump’s Travel Ban
    • March 2017

    Patricia Brown Holmes, 2017 Vanguard Award Honoree

    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.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, 2017 Vanguard Award Honoree
    • March 2017

    Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference

    Josh Lee, Co-Panelist, Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    Full story: Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference
    • February 2017

    All Charges Against "Marquette Park 4" Dismissed

    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.
    Full story: All Charges Against "Marquette Park 4" Dismissed
    • January 2017

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

    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.
    Full story: Illinois Super Lawyers and Top of the List Rankings for Holmes (Top 50 Women) and Safer (Top 100)
    • December 2016

    Patricia Brown Holmes, Awarded Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year 2016

    Patricia Brown Holmes is an inspirational leader in the legal and greater community. She personifies justice, equality, inclusion and hope. She is a highly respected and accomplished lawyer with a reputation for excellence, integrity and unerring judgment.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes, Awarded Chicago Lawyer Person of the Year 2016
    • November 2016

    RSHC Ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP has been named a Tier 1 firm in Chicago in four practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Seventh Edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm also earned a Tier 2 ranking in Chicago for Appellate Practice and a National Tier 3 ranking in two practice areas.
    Full story: RSHC Ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”
    • October 2016

    RSHC Serves as Pro Bono Counsel for ACLU

    RSHC Serves as Pro Bono Counsel for ACLU, Hastings Center in Asylum-Seeker Detention Policy Suit
    Full story: RSHC Serves as Pro Bono Counsel for ACLU
    • September 2016

    Federal Circuit Clarifies the Boundaries of the Elusive “Abstract Idea” in Section 101 Challenges

    Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC v. DirecTV, LLC et al. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Full story: Federal Circuit Clarifies the Boundaries of the Elusive “Abstract Idea” in Section 101 Challenges
    • September 2016

    Federal Circuit Offers Further Ammunition to Section 101

    Full story: Federal Circuit Offers Further Ammunition to Section 101
    • August 2016

    Bob Riley and Ron Safer Named 2017 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers®

    RSHC is pleased to announce two of its founding partners have been awarded the highest overall rating by their peers as 2017 Lawyers of the Year. Bob Riley has been named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Chicago Product Liability Litigation–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year”, and Ron Safer has been named Best Lawyers’ 2017 Chicago Criminal Defense: White-Collar “Lawyer of the Year.” Only one lawyer is recognized for each specialty and location.
    Full story: Bob Riley and Ron Safer Named 2017 Lawyers of the Year by Best Lawyers®
    • August 2016

    Seven RSHC Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017

    The Firm is proud of its seven partners selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©
    Full story: Seven RSHC Partners Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017
    • August 2016

    Holmes – Special Prosecutor to Investigate CPD Personnel Conduct in McDonald Shooting

    Patricia Brown Holmes will investigate and determine whether charges should be filed against Chicago Police Department personnel involved in the October 20, 2014 LaQuan McDonald shooting.
    Full story: Holmes – Special Prosecutor to Investigate CPD Personnel Conduct in McDonald Shooting
    • July 2016

    Unprecedented Collaboration on CCPD New Training Approach

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila and three major law firms partner to support the Cook County Public Defender’s Office develop unique aspects for their new advocacy curriculum.
    Full story: Unprecedented Collaboration on CCPD New Training Approach
    • July 2016

    First RSHC Verdict is Victory for Deere & Co.

    Matt Fischer and Brian O’Connor Watson successfully defended Deere & Company against claims of negligence and strict product liability after a two week trial in Independence, Missouri. The plaintiff sought millions of dollars in compensatory damages as well as punitive damages. The jury returned a verdict for Deere on all counts. Plaintiff has elected not to appeal the jury’s verdict.
    Full story: First RSHC Verdict is Victory for Deere & Co.