For three decades, Schwartz Gilligan has provided its clients with expert legal guidance and a winning courtroom presence.

Our History

Founded in 1989, Schwartz Gilligan has a reputation for excellence and a commitment to client service. Our philosophy is simple: to provide quality legal representation at a reasonable rate. We refuse to fall into the trap of a “one size fits all” approach. Instead, we work closely with our clients on each individual case to tailor our strategy for maximum results. Our experience with every aspect of civil litigation is unmatched. From pre-suit to trial to appeals, we leverage decades of experience to counsel our clients every step of the way.

Our Results

At Schwartz Gilligan, we do not just talk about trials; we actually take cases to trial. To date, our firm has handled more than 300 trials in almost every county in Illinois and in numerous federal court districts.

Our People

We appreciate the importance of employing persons from different backgrounds to create a harmonious work environment and maximize business results. At the firm, we unite employees with different attributes, behaviors, and talents – all elements of diversity. While we have recruited associates from schools throughout the nation, we enthusiastically recruit both attorneys and staff members from our state law schools and local business schools. Their legal education, maturity, work ethic, and motivation give the firm continuity and consistency. Our paralegals and legal assistants work hard to assist our attorneys and ensure that filings are accurate, deadlines are met, and tasks are prioritized. Their experience and dedication keeps the firm running smoothly.


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Legal Assistants and Staff

  • Jillian Click

  • Allison Foulk

  • Berenice Leyva

  • Selena Mullis

  • Yesenia Salgado

  • Joanna Skiedzelewski

Our Locations

Regional Office

Chicago Office


425 North Martingale Road, Suite 1150
Schaumburg, Illinois 60173
(847) 330 - 3700
(847) 330 - 3711 (facsimile)

120 North LaSalle Street, 34th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 419 - 1011
(312) 419 - 1012 (facsimile)