Who we are
Together Richard Doherty & Jim Smith have over 40 years of experience.
Read more below about our professional qualifications.
My client representation is guided by the virtues of selflessness, compassion, excellence and high ethical standards. I work with my clients to put these virtues into action and achieve favorable results.
I believe in community. I'm a husband, a father, and have involvement in a number of civic and charitable endeavors. But I believe that no matter how much I give, I get more back in return. I apply this ethic to my legal practice, too; I've found that if I focus on the process of benefitting the community, good results naturally follow.
Richard is a life-long resident of Chicagoland. He enjoys boating, fishing, woodworking and spending time with his family.
At FCA, my favorite endeavor is working with a client to clean up a credit report and help them to achieve their goal of buying a home where they can raise a family. Everyone deserves a fair chance at that opportunity; but sometimes we need a little help. I've found that eliminating credit report errors can be the help that a prospective homeowner needs.
The John Marshall Law School – J.D. – 1994
State Court Admissions:
Illinois and Wisconsin
Federal Court Admissions:
United States Court of Appeals: 7th Circuit; 9th Circuit
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Eastern District of Wisconsin
Western District of Wisconsin
Eastern District of Missouri
The John Marshall Law School – J.D. – 2005
State Court Admissions: Illinois, Michigan, and Wisconsin
Federal Court Admissions: United States Court of Appeals: 7th Circuit; 9th Circuit
District Courts: Central District of Illinois, Northern District of Illinois, Southern District of Illinois, Northern District of Indiana, Eastern District of Michigan, Western District of Michigan, Eastern District of Missouri, Eastern District of Wisconsin.