Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP Opens Chicago Office

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Litigator Craig Derrig joins WSHB as Managing Partner to lead newest office in Midwest

With the addition of Chicago, WSHB is even better equipped to serve our clients with 21 regional offices throughout the nation.

Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP is pleased to announce the opening of its newest regional office at 203 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60601. Craig Derrig, a nationally regarded civil litigator, will lead the Chicago office as Managing Partner. Derrig focuses his practice on defending product liability, general and premises liability, environmental, and complex commercial matters.

"Opening Illinois is driven by multiple clients request for our firm to have a presence in this market," said Dan Berman, Firm Chairman and Co-founder. "We are a trial firm known nationally for securing consistent results from office to office. With the addition of Chicago, WSHB is even better equipped to serve our clients with 21 regional offices throughout the nation."

Derrig is especially accomplished at defending corporate clients in trucking and product liability accidents. His commercial experience includes breach of contract, Uniform Commercial Code and related breach of warranty disputes. Derrig has tried cases in Illinois state and federal courts and has defended clients at numerous arbitration hearings and mediations.

“A hard-working team player, Craig demonstrates a high level of responsiveness in his interactions with firm clients and has built a track record of success in efficiently litigating their matters,” shared Berman. “His dedication to the firm and its clients consistently has been recognized by his peers, who have selected Craig for inclusion on Illinois Super Lawyers’ list of Rising Stars.”

The Firm's Chicago office is located at 203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2100, Chicago, Illinois. The main phone number is (312) 558-3108. The fax number is (312) 277-7344.

About Wood Smith Henning & Berman LLP

Founded in 1997 by David Wood, Kevin Smith, Stephen Henning and Daniel Berman, WSHB is one of the fastest growing law firms in the United States. WSHB currently employs over 200 attorneys in 21 offices in Arizona, California, Connecticut, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Washington. With active practices in professional liability, employment, commercial, medical malpractice and healthcare, construction, environmental, real estate, transportation, subrogation, toxic tort and intellectual property litigation, WSHB has tried over 900 cases to verdict and is internationally recognized for an exceptionally high rate of success. WSHB is proud to be one of the most diverse law firms in the country, receiving a top 5 ranking on the American Law Journal’s Diversity Scorecard as well as being the recipient of DRI's Law Firm Diversity Award.

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