Chicago Welcomes Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C.

Trial and Appellate Specialist Crisham & Kubes, Ltd. and Mid-Size Powerhouse Schuyler Roche, P.C. Join Forces

CHICAGO, IL - April 1, 2009 - Amid an economically challenged industry that has seen unprecedented lawyer layoffs and downsizing over the past 6-12 months, particularly among larger law firms, two of Chicago's most successful small to midsize firms are combining their respective strengths and setting the stage for growth. Schuyler Roche, P.C., a full-service 40-lawyer firm and one of Chicago's oldest with roots dating to the 19th century, and Crisham & Kubes, Ltd., a Chicago-based group of 10 trial and appellate lawyers practicing complex commercial and insurance litigation, will now be known as Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C. James L. Komie, former president of Schuyler Roche, will continue to serve as president of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C. Tom Crisham and Jeff Kubes will be members of the Board of Directors.

"This is a tremendous move that will benefit our current and future clients," said Michael B. Roche, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Schuyler, Roche & Crisham, P.C. "Not only do I get to practice law with my friend and colleague of 30 years - Tom Crisham - but the best part for all concerned is that two highly respected and successful firms in their own right with complementary strengths are now able to deliver to our collective client base even greater and more in-depth litigation and appellate expertise."

Added founding Crisham & Kubes' partner, Thomas M. Crisham, "Jeff Kubes and I are thrilled to have an opportunity to join a group of attorneys who share our vision for the future."

The firm will operate from Schuyler Roche's current offices in the Prudential Building (across from Millennium Park) where it is one of the building's original tenants.

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