Two partners from Schiff Hardin LLP’s Product Liability and Mass Torts Group received separate awards for their pro bono work earlier this month. Edward Casmere, a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, received the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Joshua D. Lee, also a partner in the firm’s Chicago office, received the prestigious Edmund S. Muskie Pro Bono Service Award from the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section.
The court presented Casmere’s award at the sixteenth annual Awards for Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service on May 14, 2015, at the Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse. Lee received his award during the first ever TIPS Spring Section Conference on May 1, 2015.
Both Casmere and Lee concentrate their practices on complex litigation, including product liability and mass torts.