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Headquartered in Chicago with offices in Northern and Southern Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico and Wisconsin, providing professional legal services to our clients is our top priority. We are a client focused and results oriented firm, and recognize that our success is entirely dependent upon our people. Cassiday Schade employs skilled trial lawyers who consistently achieve favorable results.

Collaborative Culture
We are not your average law firm, here, everyone is a valued member of the team. We pride ourselves on having a cohesive, collaborative work environment and an open door policy that facilitates communication at every level of the organization.

We know that people matter.
Cassiday Schade is known for our collaborative work environment. Whether you are an administrative staff member, an associate attorney, or a partner, you are part of the team. The tenure of employment by many speaks volumes about the care we take to create an atmosphere where people look forward to coming to work. Our firm is a place where doors are open, new ideas are encouraged and professional development is prioritized.

Diversity, inclusion and equal opportunities for all are key.
At Cassiday Schade, diversity is more than just a statement, it is a priority. Our firm is committed to promoting equal opportunities, fostering a respectful and professional workplace culture, and encouraging growth potential for all. By embracing diversity, we are able to better serve both our employees and our clients and maintain the highest legal standards. Read our EEO policy.


Job Postings


Chicago, IL 
A mid-sized litigation defense law firm headquartered in the Chicago Loop is looking for a motivated Accounts Receivable Clerk to complement their accounting team. The firm as a whole is committed to promoting equal opportunities, fostering a respectful and professional workplace culture, and encouraging growth potential for all. They are eager to onboard an individual that will mirror these standing values.

There is a strong focus on data entry and cash application work in this role. Ultimately, this position is responsible for accurately recording revenue by verifying receipts and resolving discrepancies to accurately post incoming cash. Third party payers and multi-payer files add a level of complexity to this role.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Records daily check and EFT deposits
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  • Communicates with Billing specialists and clients to resolve overpayments on files
  • Notifies Billing Specialists of prior day short payments
  • Confirms and processes client discounts
  • Records approved write-offs
  • Prepares and sends invoice approval letters to appropriate payers
  • Arranges pick-up of settlement checks with attorneys and secretaries
  • Assists others both inside and outside of the department or firm with cash application inquiries

The ideal candidate will have the following skills and qualifications;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Exhibits strong organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to identify and reconcile discrepancies
  • Proficiencies in Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Fundamental Microsoft Excel skills
  • Previous cash application experience required
  • Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Elite Enterprise experience favored
  • Law firm background desired


St. Louis, MO

Cassiday Schade LLP, a mid-sized litigation firm, is recruiting for a part-time General Office Clerk to join its St. Louis, MO office.

General duties will include but are not limited to scanning, saving, and profiling documents into the firm’s Document Management System; filing both electronically and in the physical file; closing files; light typing; and other projects as assigned. 

Ideal candidate will have general office experience (prior law firm experience is a plus but not required), possess working knowledge of Microsoft Office (be computer knowledgeable) and be a proficient typist.

Qualified candidates may submit applications electronically to careers@cassiday.com.
 

Merrillville or Indianapolis, IN

Cassiday Schade LLP is currently recruiting for a talented associate attorney (licensed in Indiana) with 2 to 5 years of experience in civil litigation including Medical Malpractice to work in our Merrillville or Indianapolis, Indiana office. Strong writing and analytical skills are required.

Experience in the US District Court for the Northern and/or Southern District of Indiana is preferred.

Qualified candidates may submit applications electronically to careers@cassiday.com. Applications may also be mailed: 222 West Adams, Suite 2900, Chicago, Illinois 60606 or faxed: (312) 444-1669.

The following application components are required and must be submitted collectively:

•Resume
•References with contact information
•Writing sample
•Law school transcript

Please note: Candidates who submit incomplete applications will not be considered for vacant positions. All of the components outlined above are expected to arrive as a collective application package.


Indianapolis, IN

Cassiday Schade LLP has an exciting opportunity for a legal secretary for its Indianapolis, IN office. 

Candidate must be a team player with strong communication skills with the ability to multi-task and work independently as well as part of a team. Candidate must be a skilled typist with competent transcription abilities along with proficiencies in Microsoft Office. Ideal candidate will have civil ligation experience with efiling proficiency. Medical malpractice / terminology preferred. Excellent benefits and a salary commensurate with skills.

Qualified candidates may submit their resumes electronically to careers@cassiday.com or via mail to: 222 W. Adams, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60606 or facsimile at 312.444.1669.


Libertyville, IL 

Cassiday Schade LLP is currently recruiting for a talented associate attorney with 1 to 4 years of litigation experience in medical malpractice defense to be based in the firm's Libertyville location.

Qualified candidates may submit applications electronically to careers@cassiday.com, via facsimile to (312) 444-1669; or by mail: (Attention Jennifer Pogvara), 222 W Adams, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60606.

The following application components are requested to be submitted collectively:

• Resume
• Writing sample
• Law school transcript
• References with contact information

Chicago, IL
Cassiday Schade LLP is currently recruiting for a talented associate attorney with 2 to 5 years of litigation experience to be based in the firm's Chicago office.

Qualified candidates may apply electronically to careers@cassiday.com; via facsimile to (314) 444-1669; or by mail: Cassiday Schade LLP (Attention: Jennifer Pogvara) 222 W Adams, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60606. 

The following application components are requested to be submitted collectively:

• Resume
• Writing sample
• Law school transcript
• References with contact information
 
St. Louis, MO

Cassiday Schade LLP is a Chicago-headquartered, mid-sized civil litigation defense firm with an impressive 40+ year history. Our attorneys handle matters throughout Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and New Mexico.

Cassiday Schade LLP is currently recruiting for a talented associate attorney with 2 to 5 years of litigation experience for our St. Louis office. Strong writing and analytical skills are required.

Qualified candidates may submit applications electronically to careers@cassiday.com, via facsimile to (312) 444-1669; or by mail: (Attention Jennifer Pogvara), 222 W Adams, Suite 2900, Chicago, IL 60606.

The following application components are requested to be submitted collectively:

• Resume
• Writing sample
• Law school transcript
• References with contact information
 

About Us

Cassiday Schade is a litigation law firm headquartered in Chicago, with a presence throughout the Midwest. We focus on providing our clients with exceptional and efficient representation and act as national or regional counsel for clients facing nationwide exposures.

With experience in virtually all areas of civil litigation, we have a diverse client base and our attorneys provide companies of various sizes with extensive trial experience and case preparation acumen. Throughout our history, we have represented individuals and companies in a variety of industries, including long-term care, insurance, financial services, manufacturing, construction, professional services and transportation. In addition to trial and appellate work, we provide both organizations and individuals with the tools to analyze and prevent risk before litigation arises.

We take pride in working with our clients and not just for them. Every case is different, and determining the best possible outcome is what our attorneys deliver. Sometimes this means aggressive preparation for trial, other times it may involve seeking an early resolution through alternative means, such as mediation or arbitration. Ultimately, our clients receive the benefit of having their matters handled with maximum efficiency and skill.

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Practices

At Cassiday Schade, we recognize the important distinction between trial and appellate work and the need for appellate specialists. Our attorneys have outstanding research, writing and oral advocacy skills and bring an original perspective and tailored strategy to each appeal. A significant portion of our strategy includes analyzing whether or not an appeal is the best course of action for our clients. Our practice group provides an appellate perspective when issues arise at trial, including the introduction of prejudicial evidence by an opponent, an opponent's efforts to limit the introduction of evidence favorable to the defense and jury instructions. We also become involved after litigation concludes, and offer guidance on post-trial motions and responses.

Cassiday Schade’s Civil Rights & Correctional Healthcare practice is dedicated to providing expert, cost-effective legal defense to correctional healthcare employers, as well as the doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers they employ. Our attorneys aren’t just excellent litigators, we are also industry experts and are intimately acquainted with trends, changes and legal developments that may impact our clients.

Cassiday Schade’s Commercial attorneys serve as advocates and business advisors to clients from a wide range of industries including banking, real estate financing and investment, health care, automobile sales and finance, financial services, insurance, manufacturing, and construction.

The representation of contractors, developers and design professionals has been a focus of Cassiday Schade since the inception of the firm. The depth of our experience covers the broad spectrum of all points where construction and the law intersect. Our list of clients includes the largest general contractors in Illinois as well as owners, architects, engineers and specialty subcontractors. We routinely represent these companies in their biggest and most problematic cases. While we have the ability to staff large accounts, we keep our client teams small so that our attorneys remain familiar with the client’s background and needs. This ensures efficiency and consistency in our representation of our clients.

Cassiday Schade’s Employment practice group represents organizations in a wide range of employment related disputes. As part of our litigation strategy, our attorneys provide an early assessment of each case to determine the best avenue toward resolution, considering both the nature and potential exposure of the claim and the needs of the client.

Cassiday Schade’s Environmental and Toxic Injury practice group serves clients who are, or may be, exposed to claims arising from the manufacture, sale or use of potentially toxic and hazardous substances, and to the threat of litigation arising from environmental claims attendant to land, air and water pollution. Our firm is often retained to handle not only the litigation of active lawsuits, but to monitor litigation for nationwide corporations, advise corporations on risk reduction and coordinate the nationwide defense strategy for corporations facing toxic tort, product liability and other commercial issues. Our success is determined by a skilled team of attorneys with industry acumen and access to a large network of experts and consultants. No matter the issue, our overarching goal is the same: to bring our clients the best possible result through proactive and individualized service.

The family law practice at Cassiday Schade covers a broad spectrum of work, from simple separation agreements to the most intricate and delicate situations. Our success stems from the precision, persistence and care to which we apply ourselves with respect to the law, as well as the ability to communicate thoroughly and compassionately with our clients, from the initial consultation to the final agreement or judicial ruling.

Cassiday Schade’s Hospitality and Retail practice represents a wide-range of clients in complex litigation matters, including hotels and hotel chains, hotel management companies, hotel property owners, franchisees, restaurants, bars, shopping malls, and event production companies. In addition, our skilled team of attorneys is committed to providing our clients with guidance and risk-management strategies to avoid future litigation. This includes but is not limited to, legal counseling, alternative dispute resolution and pre suit negotiations.

Cassiday Schade’s Insurance practice group provides full-service litigation, transactional and alternative dispute resolution capabilities to insurance carriers and other commercial entities. Our expert team of attorneys is focused on providing clients with prompt, direct advice regarding the risks presented in any given situation, both preventively and when litigation arises. Our team also frequently utilizes litigation alternatives such as contractual resolutions, standstill agreements and mediation, all of which can be of great assistance in complex insurance matters.

We represent some of the nation’s top hospitals and other healthcare providers in the successful defense of malpractice litigation. The actions we defend are approached with the highest level of professional consideration and we have tried hundreds of cases to verdict in over 50 counties nationally. Our industry expertise and innovative use of technology to create demonstrative evidence during trial provides clients with the most successful defense possible. We also have access to a network of the most qualified consultants and experts who provide guidance and work closely with our team of attorneys on these lawsuits.

Cassiday Schade’s Nursing Home & Long-Term Care practice group represents nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospices, home health care agencies and rehabilitation centers. At the core of our practice is an understanding of the difficulty inherent in effectively addressing the quality of care provided to individuals whose health is compromised. Our attorneys are a dedicated group of litigators with extensive industry knowledge of OBRA Regulations, the Illinois Administrative Code and the Nursing Home Care Act. We are committed to partnering with our clients in the investigation, planning, direction and defense of a case to determine the most efficient and practical resolution.

Cassiday Schade’s Products Liability practice group has extensive knowledge of state and federal product liability laws and the applicable standards governing the design, manufacture and distribution of products. Our attorneys’ first step is product identification, specifically to examine our clients’ involvement in the design, manufacture, and/or distribution. This includes following paper trails and pursuing investigation to locate and preserve evidence. We also immediately analyze whether any legal defenses, such as statutes of limitations or repose, can be asserted. Our experience in the industry provides us with access to the most sophisticated experts. We act quickly to retain the best consultants, provide them with all applicable materials and obtain their input in order to present the best legal and technical defense.

Professional liability cases are often complex, both factually and procedurally. Cassiday Schade’s Professional Liability practice group services a wide range of clients including accountants, architects and engineers, attorneys, nursing homes, officers and directors, paramedics and psychologists. Our attorneys realize the importance of understanding burdens of proof, standards of care and the need to promptly identify the right consultants and experts. We stay abreast of case law and developments in the profession so that we can bring the highest level of knowledge and understanding to a given case. Our practice team involves our clients in all aspects of litigation, keeping them informed and seeking their input.

Cassiday Schade’s Transportation practice group represents motor carriers, owners, operators, trucking companies and insurance carriers in what are often catastrophic accidents involving trucks, trains, buses, vans, automobiles and other modes of transportation. Our rapid response team of attorneys, accident reconstructionists and transportation investigators is on-call 24 hours a day and can be immediately dispatched to preserve and document physical evidence, inspect vehicles and perform a download of the electronic control module. We also frequently defend cases where the first notice is the lawsuit. Our attorneys perform early assessments of both the liability and damage aspects of each case. This analysis often leads to an early resolution by way of alternative dispute methods including mediation.

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