Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Officially Opens Historic Springfield Law Firm’s Montgomery County Office

Date Posted: 8/21/2014

HILLSBORO, IL – Representatives from the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and local elected officials joined the attorneys from Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. and their friends, family, and clients to cut the ceremonial yellow ribbon on May 9th to officially open the historic Springfield law firm’s satellite office located 434 South Main Street in Hillsboro. Many local area guests had an opportunity to meet with the firm’s attorneys and members of their support staff during an open house before the ribbon cutting ceremony, and some joined the firm for dinner at the Red Rooster afterwards. Linda Collins of Hillsboro won the door prize, which was a picnic basket containing a gift certificate to Gianni’s, two passes to the Orpheum Theatre, a bottle of wine, and two wine glasses.

“The turnout for our ribbon cutting was amazing, and I’m glad that my firm was exposed to the warm Montgomery County hospitality that I’ve always known,” stated Chris Sherer, managing partner of the firm. “The reception that our new office has received so far has only validated our decision to make it easier for the residents of Montgomery County to access our firm’s services. Of course, for me, opening a satellite office in my hometown is a dream come true.”

Sherer explains that the firm’s Hillsboro office will serve as an access point to every attorney at the firm’s main office in Springfield, allowing the firm’s collective expertise and resources to be brought to bear upon a client’s legal problem. Not only does the firm’s legal team offer decades of collective legal experience, but their attorneys are backed by the highest levels of professional recognition. Many of the firm’s attorneys have received the prestigious “AV Preeminent” rating  from Martindale-Hubbell®, and some have been included in the selection of “Super Lawyers”®, a distinction earned by a small percentage of all practicing lawyers in the state. Attorneys from the firm have also been included in “Leading Lawyers Network” publications. The firm counts among its former members and associates a current United States Senator from Illinois, congressmen, judges, and prominent private and governmental leaders. Additionally, the firm is a member of SCG Legal, an invitation-only group of over 145 preeminent independent law firms.  

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