Businesses across the nation face unrelenting attack in the tort litigation system from an increasingly sophisticated, motivated and aggressive plaintiff's bar. Adverse verdicts are skyrocketing and eight-figure awards are no longer the exception, but a sad reality in today's litigation environment. In this turbulent and risky legal environment, Hall Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC, provides its clients with the sound, proven legal defense they need and deserve.
Hall Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC, opened its doors for business in August 2002, but our roots in the catastrophic defense litigation field stretch back decades. The attorneys who created HPS comprised much of the medical litigation department at Lord Bissell & Brook LLP, one of the largest firms in Chicago with a century-long history of strong defense litigation experience.
Since that time, HPS has emerged as the premier litigation defense firm in the city. Based in Chicago, we have grown from our original group of 13 attorneys to its current strength of 40 plus and have opened offices in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City , Tampa and Pensacola, providing a variety of litigation services across the country.
In recent years, we have expanded our practice areas to include appellate, aviation/transportation, employment, commercial, healthcare, product liability, coverage and construction. Each of these practice groups are led by partners who have joined our firm from Lord Bissell & Brook. Their inclusion gives us the strength, skills, experience and depth to handle a much greater breadth of litigation and counseling needs.
In our first decade, we have taken over 130 cases to verdict and handled over 80 appeals in state and federal court, firmly establishing our position as one of the city's elite defense firms at both the trial and appellate levels. The proven trial skills of our partners, coupled with the high caliber of our associate support have earned us the confidence of clients across the country.
Our attorneys demonstrate our firm’s tireless commitment to excellence. Overall commitment to our mission, as well as loyalty to our clients, fosters a positive, collaborative work environment that consistently yields enviable results. Our cases are staffed with small teams of attorneys hand-picked to handle the intricacies and nuances of each lawsuit. Led by seasoned trial attorneys with proven track records, our litigation teams work aggressively to quickly and efficiently provide our clients with the best possible results.
The secret of our success is our attorneys. We employ only attorneys who are proven trial lawyers or are driven to attaining that mantle. Superb legal skills are a must, but so are conviction, drive, character and integrity. Passion for this practice and zealous defense of our clients are our hallmarks. We strive to promote employee satisfaction and loyalty in order to provide greater continuity in the handling of our files. This philosophy has allowed HPS to recruit the very best attorneys in our specialty areas.