At our core is our culture.

It takes great effort to maintain a first-rate law firm culture. We’re proud that Much Shelist, year after year, remains focused on service, and shared values, with great legal minds and a dedicated administrative staff.

“Culture is critically important to us at Much Shelist.  We are lawyers and trusted business advisors.  We are also moms, dads, sons and daughters, soccer coaches and community volunteers.  Everything we do is based on shared values and a steadfast commitment to delivering our best – to our clients, our families and our community.” 

- Mitchell Roth, Managing Partner 


Service. It always starts with service.

What does Much Shelist client service look like? Responsiveness. Accessibility.  Pragmatism. Sophistication. We provide answers and solutions that aren’t just tailored to your industry, but to your specific business objectives.


Need your attorney to participate in an international conference call at 5:00 am? No problem. Have two weeks to close a particularly complicated deal? Let’s get started. Want to clear your head on a run and discuss the best approach to a critical problem? Where would you like to meet? We know that business never stops. And when it comes to being there for our clients, neither do we.

Happy lawyers do the best work.

You want someone working for you who loves their work. You need productive attorneys who show up ready to make a difference for their clients. The benefits of a great workplace culture go directly to our clients.

Our culture is what truly sets us apart and allows us to earn the trust and confidence of our clients. And others are noticing. In 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, The Chicago Tribune selected Much Shelist as one of the city’s top workplaces. In 2015, the National Law Journal selected Much Shelist as one of only 20 firms featured on its Midsize Hot List. This marked the fifth time we have appeared on the prestigious list since it was created in 2009. Much Shelist was also featured in Fortune magazine's "Top Ranked Law Firm" list by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubbell®. Of the 254,000 firms rated by Martindale-Hubbell, only 1,000 achieved the status of Top Ranked Law Firm. Currently, the average peer rating of Much Shelist attorneys on the Martindale-Hubbell website is 5.0 out of 5.0 — a perfect record.