Hinshaw Announces Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP Will Join the Firm

The move will add 23 attorneys to Hinshaw's Chicago office

March 9, 2023

Am Law 200 law firm Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP today announced that Adler Murphy & McQuillen LLP (AMM), a Chicago-based civil litigation firm, will join Hinshaw, effective April 1, 2023. The move will add AMM's entire bench of 23 lawyers and their other legal professionals to Hinshaw's Chicago office. The two firms share strong roots in the Chicago market and complementary civil litigation defense practices.

Adler Murphy & McQuillen has a 28-year history of representing clients across the aviation industry, including several commercial airlines, numerous aircraft, engine, and other aircraft system and component manufacturers, airports, and aviation insurance carriers. The move will result in the formation of Hinshaw's brand-new Aviation and Aerospace Practice Group, led by Michael G. McQuillen, with John M. Kelly and Paula L. Wegman serving as the products liability and commercial airlines section leaders, respectively. In addition, AMM also has a robust professional liability practice led by Lawrence S. Gosewisch. By joining forces with Hinshaw, AMM gains access to the platform and resources of a national firm and will expand Hinshaw's deep bench of highly experienced litigators.

"We are thrilled that Mike McQuillen and Larry Gosewisch and their teams will be joining the firm in our Chicago office," said Peter Sullivan, chairman of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. "The synergies between our two firms—including our robust litigation defense practices—made this move a perfect marriage. Their depth, experience, and reputation in the aviation and professional liability industries sealed the deal for us."

"We're extremely excited to become a part of Hinshaw. Their national platform will add strength to an already strong team and allow us to represent our clients more seamlessly in jurisdictions across the country," said Michael McQuillen, the lead partner of Adler Murphy & McQuillen. "The collegial culture and the philosophy of our two firms are off-the-charts similar. Given our shared and highly complementary litigation practices, we see nothing but clear skies ahead."

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