Chicago’s Civil Rights Firm
Two decades ago, our attorney, Christopher R. Smith, established this firm as a beacon for justice. He is highly regarded for his tenacious representation of citizens and inmates whose civil rights have been violated. Our firm also advocates for whistleblowers and injury victims and defends the accused.
At Christopher Smith Trial Group, we are passionate about what we do and committed to providing great service and bottom-line results. Our Chicago firm serves clients in Cook County and throughout northern Illinois. Christopher Smith has practiced law for more than 30 years. Read more about our renowned trial lawyer:
Attorney Raymond J. Smith has more than 50 years of experience in civil litigation and criminal defense. The elder Mr. Smith is of counsel, taking part in litigation in select circumstances.
An Experienced Trial Lawyer Fighting For Justice
Christopher Smith has litigated scores of cases in the civil rights arena, including police misconduct cases and prisoners’ rights violations. His advocacy has resulted in millions of dollars in recoveries for victims of excessive force, unjustified shootings, false arrest, malicious prosecution and other abuse of power by law enforcement. Whether it is a high-profile case or an under-the-radar case, whether it happened in the city or in the suburbs, Mr. Smith brings the same energy and attention to detail to representing our clients.
- See examples of our verdicts and settlements on behalf of Illinois citizens who have been wronged.
Christopher Smith has also joined forces on big civil rights cases with prominent attorneys like Jennifer Bonjean in New York, whom he has mentored and worked with while working to become one of the premier trial lawyers in northern Illinois. Before private practice, Mr. Smith represented thousands of indigent clients as a public defender in Cook County and was certified by the Illinois Capital Trial Litigation Bar to serve as a qualified lead counsel in death penalty cases. Over the years, attorney Smith has also been a leading voice in the field, often quoted in local news articles regarding cases he has been involved in.
Additional Areas Of Focus
While our firm is best known for pursuing justice in police misconduct cases, Christopher Smith Trial Group represents individuals in whistleblower cases, in personal injury and medical malpractice litigation, and in high-stakes criminal defense. Christopher Smith also handles both civil and criminal appeals in the state and federal courts of Illinois. The common thread of our practice areas is skilled and passionate representation of our clients in the courtroom and in behind-the-scenes negotiations.