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    Patricia Brown Holmes CCBA Ida B. Platt Award Recipient

    To be a first and a female role model. The Cook County Bar Association awarded RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes the Historic Ida B. Platt Award at their June 22 104th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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    RSHC Attorneys Named 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

    We are proud to announce that the Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers has named 19 of RSHC’s Illinois attorneys as Leading Lawyers and seven as Emerging Lawyers. RSHC adds two new names this year, as Valarie Hays and Tal Chaiken were named a 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyer and Emerging Lawyer, respectively.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes to Receive Rainbow PUSH Coalition's Business Leadership Award

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes will be awarded Rainbow Push Coalition's (RPC) Business Leadership Award at their 47th Annual International Convention, "Make America Fair and Equal: The 2018 Global Agenda," on Thursday, June 14, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
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    Drahcir Smith, A 2018 40 Illinois Attorneys Under Forty Honoree

    RSHC Partner Drahcir Marie Smith was selected as one of this year’s most talented young attorneys practicing in Illinois by Law Bulletin Media’s 40 Under Forty Committee. This year’s 19th annual competition was more challenging because 1,500 nominations were received for attorneys throughout Illinois.
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    RSHC Wins 2018 LMA International Your Honor Award

    The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) has selected Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP as the Second Place winner in the Communications: Holiday Mailings/Announcements category of the 2018 Your Honor Awards. The LMA Your Honor Awards recognizes excellence in legal marketing by promoting projects and programs that provide innovation and return on marketing dollar investment. Visit the full winners’ list to learn more about the latest honorees.
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    2018 Illinois Super Lawyers and Top Ranking for Holmes (Top 50 Women)

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila is again proud to announce that eight partners have been selected for inclusion on the 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list. For the last ten years, Patricia Brown Holmes has ranked in the Top 50 Women. The Super Lawyers multiphase selection process involves peer nominations, independent research on 12 indicators, evaluation by Blue Ribbon panel members, and final selection of only 5% of the attorneys in Illinois.
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    McCoy and Holmes, A Synergistic Team, 2017 Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago

    Congratulations to RSHC Partners, Joseph McCoy and Patricia Brown Holmes, on their recognition in Crain’s Chicago Business inaugural edition of Chicago’s Most Influential Minority Lawyers. They are among 45 female and male lawyers recognized for their impressive achievements and dedication to diversity initiatives.
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    Patricia Brown Holmes – Chicago Defender’s 2017 Newsmakers Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Patricia Brown Holmes, will be honored for her achievements in the legal industry at the annual Chicago Defender’s Newsmakers Awards GALA on Saturday, December 2.
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    RSHC Ranked in 2018 “Best Law Firms”

    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila has been named a Tier 1 firm in Chicago in four practice areas by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® for the Eighth Edition of “Best Law Firms.” The firm also earned a Tier 2 ranking in Chicago for Appellate Practice and a National Tier 1 and 2 ranking in two practice areas.
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    Ronald Safer 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award Honoree

    RSHC Partner, Ron Safer, has been selected as one of nine honorees of the 2017 Justice John Paul Stevens Award given by the Chicago Bar Association and Chicago Bar Foundation.
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    Eight RSHC Partners Named to Best Lawyers® 2018 List

    Eight RSHC partners have been recognized by their peers for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in six areas of selection. They are reviewed by their peers on the basis of professional expertise, and undergo an authentication process to make sure they are in current practice and in good standing.
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    Matt Fischer Named 2018 “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers®

    RSHC is pleased to announce that Matt Fischer, a founding partner, has been awarded the highest overall rating by his peers and named Best Lawyers’ 2018 Chicago Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions–Defendants “Lawyer of the Year.” Matt was previously recognized in 2013 for this honor. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this accolade particularly significant. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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