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We Deliver Justice

The fight for justice is not easy. With dedicated civil rights lawyers on your side, it is not only possible to fight, but to fight and win. Our law firm is committed to protecting rights and securing compensation for clients across Chicago, Cook County and northern Illinois.

At Christopher Smith Trial Group, we know how to prevail for high-profile clients facing the glare and pressure of publicity. We also take cases no one has heard of, relentless in our pursuit of justice for individuals who have had their rights violated by city, county, state or federal agencies.

Legal Leaders

We fight aggressively and effectively for the rights of people who have been wronged. That’s why Christopher Smith Trial Group clients have received millions of dollars in compensation.

Fighting For Rights And Results

You see it in headlines every day: police brutality; use of excessive force; false arrest; unjustified police shootings. The violation of a person’s civil rights can take many forms. No matter where it happens or who it happens to, it is always wrong.

Taking on City Hall or a large corporation is never simple or easy, but with a Chicago civil rights attorney, you can do it. We are a law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of people who have suffered at the hands of police officers on the street or have been harmed in a jail cell by corrections officers or personnel.

We take the fight to them, regardless of how powerful or rich they might be.

Our Results

$7.9 MILLION

In Jackson v. City of Chicago, our client was awarded $7.9 million in damages by a federal jury. Our client was wrongfully arrested, falsely accused and forced to endure 10 months in jail on a charge that was eventually thrown out.

$3.7 MILLION

In Adams v. City of Chicago, our clients were awarded $3.7 million by a federal jury after they were beaten, had racial epithets hurled at them and were falsely charged by city police officers.

$4.6 MILLION

A jury awarded $4.6 million to our clients, who are the family of a man who died in Cook County Jail because he did not receive the medical attention he needed.

$3.5 MILLION

Our attorneys obtained a settlement of $3.5 million in a case involving wrongful conviction. Hampton vs. City of Chicago

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Results matter. Take a look at what we have done for our clients.

  • In Jackson v. City of Chicago, our client was awarded $7.9 million in damages by a federal jury. Our client was wrongfully arrested, falsely accused and forced to endure 10 months in jail on a charge that was eventually thrown out.
  • In Adams v. City of Chicago, our clients were awarded $3.7 million by a federal jury after they were beaten, had racial epithets hurled at them and were falsely charged by city police officers.
  • In Russell v. City of Chicago, we obtained a $333,000 jury verdict for a Chicago family whose home was violated.

We also provide resolute representation to those accused of crimes. If you have been charged with a drug offense or a violent crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can make the difference in your case. We also represent individuals facing white collar crime charges and those who want to appeal a criminal or civil verdict.

In addition, we represent people who have suffered personal injuries due to the carelessness or negligence of others.