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About Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

At just over 50 attorneys, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery is an intellectual property firm with a global reach. Originating from the Windy City, the firm now has five offices coast-to-coast.

Chicago’s Oldest

Fitch Even was founded as a general practice firm in Chicago in 1859, making it the oldest continuously operating law firm in Chicago. Originally named Goodwin, Larned & Goodwin after its three founders, the firm underwent a series of name changes throughout the decades and landed on its current iteration in 1983. Today, the firm has expanded beyond its Chicago roots to set up shop in Washington, DC; San Diego; Los Angeles; and San Luis Obispo.

IP Experts in Every Industry

Fitch Even is an IP firm through-and-though, with practice areas that cover every aspect of its clients’ intellectual property needs: advertising, marketing, and promotions; copyrights; entertainment and media; international IP protection; internet and domain names; IP litigation; IP portfolio management; IP strategy development; IP transactions; patent preparation and prosecution; product clearance and legal opinions; PTAB trial practice; reissue and reexamination proceedings; trademark and brand protection; and trade secrets.

Fitch Even clients hail from around the world and are a diverse bunch. Client include individuals, small business, start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, universities, hospitals, venture capital firms, and research institutions. The firm takes pride in its deep knowledge across industries, ranging from food and agriculture to biotechnology to pharmaceuticals to energy to technology and more.

Partnering to Promote Diversity

Fitch Even offers a range of programming to foster a diverse workplace. Beyond its strong recruiting efforts through OCI and minority job fairs, the firm is a long-time supporter of the Chicago Women in IP organization, and the firm has a women’s initiative of its own. The firm also has a strategic alliance with Wood IP LLC, which is a minority- and veteran-owned IP firm in Washington, DC. The partnership allows both firms to take advantage of expanded resources and a more diverse skillset. 

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

120 South LaSalle St
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60603
Phone: (312) 577-7000

Firm Stats

Chair: Mark W. Hetzler
Hiring Partner: Nikki Little
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
1 - 50
Billable-Hour Requirement:

Base Salary

Salary not disclosed.

Employment Contact

Jennifer Pezan
Recruiting Coordinator

No. of U.S. Offices: 5

No. of International Offices: 0

Major Office Locations

Chicago, IL
Los Angeles, CA
San Diego, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
Washington, DC

Major Departments

Advertising, Marketing & Promotions
Entertainment & Media
International IP Protection
Internet & Domain Names
IP Litigation
IP Portfolio Management
IP Strategy Development
IP Transactions
Intellectual Property
Patent Preparation & Prosecution
Product Clearance & Legal Opinions
PTAB Trial Practice
Reissue & Reexamination Proceedings
Trademark & Brand Protection
Trade Secrets
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.