The firm was founded by Carl A. Sorling in 1944. It is the largest private practice law firm in Springfield, Illinois. There are 22 active shareholders, 7 associates and 6 attorneys with an of counsel relationship.
The firm has a diversified general and specialty practice in Springfield and Illinois in general. The practice includes substantial work in the corporate, civil litigation, financial institution, insurance regulation and defense, utility, family law, employment, health care, construction, local, state and federal tax, estate planning, probate, environmental, municipal, public finance, real estate, legislative advocacy and administrative law areas. The firm represents a growing number of local private and public corporations, as well as professional trade associations. The firm also serves a diversified national clientele as regional or local counsel in commercial, regulatory and litigation matters.
The firm has developed a large governmental practice, and is active in all aspects of government relations, including trade association representation, vendor assistance, and all state regulatory matters. In addition, the firm represents clients with national and state-wide interests in both the legislative and executive branch processes.
The firm stresses development and retention of lawyers with individual skills designed to offer creative and cost efficient legal and business solutions for clients. The goal is always to bring a responsive and personal approach to the practice of law.