Grant Schumann is a Chicago-based law firm that provides high quality legal services in an efficient and cost effective manner. We serve large corporations, small businesses, governmental entities and individual clients through the following practice areas: • Commercial Litigation • Governmental Liability • Real Estate and Commercial Lending • Corporate Services • Employment • White Collar Criminal Defense • Bankruptcy and Creditor's Rights
At Grant Schumann, we provide our clients with all of the advantages of a large firm, such as extensive experience and expertise in unique areas of the law, with the innovation, personal attention and affordability associated with a smaller firm. Our attorneys have established a reputation for integrity and credibility, not only among our colleagues, but more importantly among our clients.
Grant Schumann was established in 2004. Our founding principals have over 50 years of combined litigation and transactional legal experience. They organized Grant Schumann to combine the law firm's deep and diverse skills to better serve their large corporate, small business, governmental, and individual clients.
Maurice Grant concentrates in the areas of business and commercial litigation, real estate, and employment discrimination. Mr. Grant has extensive experience representing Fortune 500, governmental entities, medium and small businesses, and individuals.
Prior to founding Grant Schumann, Mr. Grant started the Law Offices of Maurice Grant. Earlier, he worked as an associate specializing in commercial, real estate, and employment litigation at the law firm now known as Much, Shelist, Freed, Denenberg, Ament & Rubenstein, P.C. After law school, Mr. Grant spent a year as a judicial law clerk for Justice Calvin C. Campbell of the Illinois Appellate Court.
Mr. Grant served as an adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago Kent School of Law where he taught Legal Drafting General Practice to second year law students.
Mr. Grant is a former member of the Board of Managers for the Chicago Bar Association and is a former Chair of the Solo and Small Firm Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. He currently serves as Pro Bono General Counsel for the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Grant also served on the Board of Trustees of Living Word Christian Center and the Board of Directors for the Illinois Facilities Fund (the largest not-for-profit lender in Illinois) and was the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Abraham Lincoln Centre. Mr. Grant currently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Chicago State University Foundation and sits on the Board of Directors for the Center for Conflict Resolution and the Evanston Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Grant graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law in 1984. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from DePaul University. Mr. Grant also attended graduate school at DePaul University majoring in European and African History. Mr. Grant is a licensed member of the Illinois Bar, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Grant has been named a Super Lawyer in 2012 and 2013 for commercial litigation.