About us

Our Firm

Dressler Peters provides bold, practical legal and business advice to emerging-growth, Fortune 500, financial and other companies throughout the United States. Our experienced attorneys create lasting value by collaborating closely with clients—and one another—to address sophisticated litigation and transactional challenges and support short- and long-term business goals. Together, we’ve built a national reputation for helping clients advance their business interests; prevail in complex business initiatives, transactions and legal disputes; and create value for owners and shareholders by mitigating risk and positioning themselves for opportunities.

An important part of being a good lawyer is being able to quickly frame issues and respond to your discrete situation. We rely on our boutique focus on core practice strengths to deliver favorable and timely outcomes in matters big and small. Our team includes former business professionals who bring real-world business experience to the practice of law. Our entrepreneurial thinking and close collaboration helps us anticipate what’s coming and react nimbly and aggressively.

We serve businesses of all sizes, from global corporations, to middle market businesses, to startups and entrepreneurial operations. We strive to work closely as long-term partners who understand the strategic concerns and financial goals of owners and shareholders. We are proud to represent many of the world’s largest industrial companies and financial institutions. These clients value our ability to deliver results effectively and display both levelheaded realism and empathy for how disputes or opportunities impact our clients’ lives.

The blending of traditional legal services with appropriate new technology tools for lawyers helps us to provide enhanced legal services to clients. Similarly, understanding and economically utilizing electronic discovery technology is a key to providing cost-effective services to clients in complex litigation.

We serve clients around the world from offices in Chicago, Indiana and Missouri.Our attorneys are licensed to practice in the states of Illinois, Indiana and Missouri as well as admitted in the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; the Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; the District of Nebraska; the District of New Mexico; The District of Colorado; the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin; the Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal; and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Pro Bono & Community

Attorneys at Dressler Peters are drawn to a culture that encourages them to dedicate substantial personal time and effort to pro bono work. We invest significantly by treating Pro Bono work internally as billable hours.

We give back to the community by representing people who cannot afford legal services. We are especially receptive to representing people with disabilities and organizations that support them. As examples, we dedicate pro bono hours to serve as panel counsel for the Jeanne A. Carpenter Legal Defense Fund of the Epilepsy Foundation of America; Black Fashion America; Black Fashion Week; Chicago Volunteer Legal Services; JUF Community Legal Services Law Clinic; Art Inspired; Abilities First; and Great Lakes Giant Schnauzer Rescue.

We also give back to the legal community by accepting pro bono cases for the Federal court system. As trial attorneys for the Seventh Circuit Court, we’ve been assigned a number of cases, including Section 1983 cases requiring a significant time commitment.

Additionally, our attorneys and staff all dedicate substantial personal time and effort to community service. For example, each year we co-sponsor a charity bike ride that has raised nearly $50,000 for children with disabilities.

Affiliations & Memberships

To stay current in their practice and forge valuable connections that benefit our clients and our firm, Dressler Peters attorneys participate in a wide variety of professional organizations. These organizations provide a forum for professional development and create valuable connections with peers and industry affiliates.

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Dressler Peters understands that the quality and experience of our lawyers are among our greatest strengths. Our firm is filled with smart, hardworking professionals with outstanding credentials, and we value smarts coupled with collegiality and a person’s drive to make themselves and everyone around them better. The firm encourages attorneys to continually develop their skills and client relationships, and is committed to making substantial investments to hire and retain exceptional legal talent to provide our clients with the very best in legal services.

The firm is also committed to developing and maintaining a diverse workforce. Our attorneys’ diverse life backgrounds, legal experiences and knowledge of various industries are true assets for our firm and clients. We believe that collaborating with colleagues with diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences makes practicing law more fulfilling and, more importantly, a benefit to clients.

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