Our firm's attorneys engage in a wide range of litigation and trial proceedings including:
- commercial litigation
- insurance coverage litigation and counseling
- labor and employment litigation and counseling
- professional liability defense
- attorney fee disputes and litigation management
- environmental litigation and counseling
- federal criminal defense
- eminent domain
MBT was founded in 1994 when a small group of highly talented lawyers left their large Chicago law firms to open a practice that would better serve their clients' needs. Our goal was to deliver the responsiveness, flexibility and cost-effectiveness of a smaller firm with the expertise and resources of a larger firm. Toward that end, MBT has assembled a first-class team of attorneys with wide-ranging and sophisticated legal expertise, proven courtroom experience, and a keen understanding of our clients' industries and needs. Today, our firm has over 100 attorneys and is among the 35 largest law firms in Illinois. MBT is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Dallas, Phoenix and San Francisco.
OUR CORE PRINCIPLESAs MBT has grown, we have remained committed to four core principles:
|QUALITY||Achieving the right results the first time|
|SERVICE||Going the extra mile--doing whatever it takes to meet each client's needs and business goals|
|CREATIVITY||Developing innovative strategies that solve our clients' underlying problems|
|VALUE||Delivering the best possible legal representation to our clients at a reasonable cost|
At MBT, QUALITY is assured through rigorous review processes which ensure that best practices are followed to deliver the most successful legal opinions, counsel and results. Such practices include matter intake and trial review procedures which are used to fine tune litigation strategies and tactics.
Our business day is defined by client needs, not hours of the day. Simply stated, we do whatever it takes to determine and meet each client's needs and business goals. We take pride in our responsiveness and take extra care to keep our clients advised and informed. This commitment to responsiveness and communication is the foundation to our superior client SERVICE.
Effective and efficient results require forward-looking approaches and CREATIVITY in solving problems. We partner with our clients and utilize their superior knowledge of their business operations along with our legal experience to craft novel approaches to achieve successful results.
We are committed to fair and equitable fee arrangements. Our rates are lower than those of most firms with comparable experience. MBT's rate structure and flexible fee arrangements reflect our small-firm approach - delivering high VALUE at a reasonable cost. Budgets are used extensively in litigation matters and we encourage discussion of fees at the outset to assure client satisfaction and avoid surprises.