Cassiday Schade L.L.P. – Indiana

Making Legal History

In 1979, eight Chicago attorneys founded a new law firm that quickly became one of the city’s top-ranked. Cassiday Schade LLP is a law firm sought after for its attorneys’ trial experience and case preparation acumen. With experience in virtually all areas of civil litigation, we have a diverse client base, representing corporations from a variety of industries, including medical and long-term care, insurance, manufacturing, construction, professional services and transportation. We take pride in working with our clients, not just for them. This results in a mutual understanding of client needs in terms of cost, litigation philosophy and potential impact on other disputes.

Litigation is Our Talent

Cassiday Schade has a 30 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.

Client Need is Our Focus

Highly skilled analysis of a client’s needs is the basis for determining how best to proceed in a given matter and that is what Cassiday Schade delivers.  In many situations, this means aggressive preparation for trial.  In others, it means seeking resolution through alternative means, such as mediation or arbitration.  In the end, clients receive the benefit of having their matters handled with maximum efficiency because our lawyers listen to their individual needs and concerns and act accordingly. We encourage our clients to maintain active participation in the legal process as part of the attorney-client relationship.

Integrity is Our Foundation

A significant number of our attorneys and staff have spent their entire careers with the firm – evidence of an open, thoughtful and team-oriented culture that fosters integrity and trust.  This integrity and trust is also reflected in our many long-term and successful client relationships.

Firm Website

James A. Foster

One Professional Center
2100 North Main Street, Ste. 300
Crown Point, IN 46307


Emergency: (312) 961-5616
Business: (312) 444-2479
Fax: (312)-444-1669

Brandon J. Kroft

One Professional Center
2100 North Main Street, Ste. 300
Crown Point, IN 46307


Emergency: (773) 301-5762
Business: (219) 663-5575
Fax: (312)-444-1669