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 works to provides its clients with the sound, proven legal defense they need and deserve.
HPS 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 12 attorneys to its current strength of 70+ and have opened nine additional offices in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Tampa, Pensacola, Denver, San Jose, Wheaton, Reno and San Diego, providing a variety of litigation services across the country.
In recent years, we have expanded our practice areas to include appellate, 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.
HPS attorneys have taken more than 150 cases to verdict and handled more than 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.