Howard S. Schaffner

Top rated Medical Malpractice attorney in Chicago, Illinois

Hofeld & Schaffner
Howard S. Schaffner
Hofeld & Schaffner

Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Licensed in Illinois since: 1970

Education: The John Marshall Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014

Hofeld & Schaffner

30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2425
Chicago, IL 60602 Visit website


Attorney Howard S. Schaffner is a partner at the highly respected Chicago law firm of Hofeld & Schaffner. Mr. Schaffner focuses his practice on protecting the rights of victims of negligence throughout Cook County and surrounding northeastern Illinois by helping them pursue justice through personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice suits.

Mr. Schaffner began his legal career in 1970 after earning his law degree from The John Marshall Law School and his approval to practice law in Illinois. In the 45 years since Mr. Schaffner began practicing law, he has earned the respect of both his clients and his peers for his extensive legal knowledge and dedication to his clients' needs.

Attorney Schaffner holds a "Superb" Avvo rating, and he has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Best Lawyers** lists him among the best attorneys in the nation, and his peers have selected him for inclusion on the list of the country's Leading Lawyers.

Mr. Schaffner's years of experience, thorough understanding of legal nuances in his practice areas and long record of success, which includes several multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements, have resulted in a variety of legal associations and organizations requesting him to serve as a guest speaker.

Even away from the podium, attorney Schaffner is an active member of the legal community. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, where he served as a member of the board of governors for four years.

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.
**The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

Practice areas

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 50% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1970, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background:
  • Roosevelt University, B.A.

Office location for Howard S. Schaffner

30 North LaSalle Street
Suite 2425
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone: 312-702-1918


10 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2014

Top Lists

Top 100: Illinois Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006 Top 10: Illinois Super Lawyers: 2005

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