Howard Schaffner

Howard Schaffner

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Howard Schaffner is a senior partner in firm of Hofeld and Schaffner. The Hofeld and Schaffner law firm is been honored to be ranked as a top tier law firm by US News and World Reports and to have received the highest ranking from Martindale Hubble.

As a specialist in plaintiff’ s personal injury Mr. Schaffner has achieved multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements in well over 150 cases. A few examples include;

  • $39,000,000.00 verdict in a drug product liability case
  • $16,000,000.00 verdict in a lead poisoning case
  • $12,000,000.00 verdict in a case involving a negligent delay in diagnosing cancer
  • $22,000,000.00 verdict in a medical negligence case involving delay in diagnosing a spinal injury
  • $19,000,000.00 settlement in a construction site accident $12,000,000.00 settlement in an auto case

Because of his excellent results in the representation of catastrophically injured persons Mr. Schaffner:

  • Was named in Chicago Magazine as one of the 10 best attorneys in Illinois
  • Was twice awarded the Chicago Law Bulletin Award of Excellence for his trial results
  • Received an award for being one of only 11 attorneys in Illinois to achieve more than 5 verdicts exceeding $10,000,000.00
  • Has been listed for 19 consecutive years in Best Lawyers in America
  • Consistently ranked as a top Illinois attorney by Leading Lawyers Network
  • Rated superior by AVVO

Mr. Schaffner has been an invited lecturer and author on various topics related to the representation of injured persons giving invited presentations in attorney seminars at:

  • The Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education,
  • The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Illinois State Bar Association

Mr. Schaffner belongs to the following professional organizations:

  • Board of Managers- Illinois Trial Lawyers (Member Board of Managers)
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association International Society of Barristers


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Current Employment Position

  • Partner


  • 100%

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1964


  • The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1970
  • Roosevelt University
    • B.A.

Practice Areas

  • Products Liability
  • Torts
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury