Linda K. Stevens
Smith O'Callaghan & White
I am a trial lawyer and counselor with a national practice based in Chicago. I have more than 30 years’ experience in resolving – both inside and outside of the courtroom – intellectual property and other commercial disputes. I have experience with emergency injunction hearings, dispositive motions, international arbitration, mediation, and trying cases to both bench and jury.
In addition to my courtroom and other dispute resolution work, I have acted as general outside counsel, assisting intellectual property-focused businesses with a wide array of business issues. This general corporate experience gives me a broader and more holistic view how litigation fits (or doesn't fit) into a client's business and strategy. I know that most clients view litigation as a last resort, a tool to be used only after other, more strategic and cost-effective dispute resolution methods have been explored. But when litigation is necessary, clients want quick and effective action.
PRACTICE AREAS: Employment and Intellectual Property Litigation
PRIOR ROLES/EXPERIENCE: Schiff Hardin (partner)
LAW SCHOOL: University of Michigan
LOCATION: Chicago, IL