About the Firm

Cassiday Schade has a 35 year history of litigating cases with impressive results. We handle lawsuits throughout Illinois as well as mass litigation in multiple states, and we act as national or regional counsel for clients facing nationwide exposures. Some of the firm’s recent trial experience includes the defense of class action challenges to allegedly defective medical products, underground storage tank and toxic injury cases, catastrophic birth injury cases, intellectual property and professional liability litigation. In addition to trial and appellate work, our attorneys are often retained before litigation ensues so that risks can be analyzed and prevented.

Oct
23

Illinois Appellate Court Honors Venue Provision

Posted in Commercial

When entering into a business arrangement, venue provisions for future litigation are sometimes an afterthought. The prospect of litigation seems remote, and to some parties, it seems as if any venue provision will do. The First District’s recent opinion in Saba Software v. Deere &...

Oct
22

Pay attention to content, beware of masquerading legal documents

With Halloween approaching, now is as good a time as any to acknowledge that the legal documents we lawyers create sometimes masquerade as something they’re not. “Illinois courts have not hesitated to characterize pleadings by their content rather than by their title.” Township of Jubilee...

Jul
21

Recent ABA Ethics Opinion Gives Illinois Trial Lawyers Pause when Researching Prospective Jurors Online

Introduction In the 2003 film, Runaway Jury, Gene Hackman plays Rankin Fitch, a jury consultant for gun manufacturer sued by the widow of an office shooting victim. The manufacturer hired Finch to investigate jurors’ backgrounds, ultimately through both legitimate and...

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