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Temple Building, then and now

Despres, Schwartz and Geoghegan Ltd. is a general litigation firm in Chicago that specializes in labor and employment law, civil rights, consumer fraud, voting rights and other constitutional rights litigation. Our lawyers, Thomas Geoghegan, Michael Persoon, Sean Morales-Doyle and Carol Nguyen, have a great deal of experience handling class actions, complex litigation, labor arbitration, and appellate advocacy. We pride ourselves on our commitment to social justice – a commitment that stems back nearly 80 years to our founding by the late Leon Despres.

We are located in the iconic Chicago Temple Building on the corner of Washington and Clark Streets, Downtown Chicago. At 568ft it was the tallest building in Chicago when completed in 1924. This status lasted until 1930 when the Chicago Board of Trade was built. Photo credit: Left – C.1953 unknown photographer; Right - Antoine Taveneaux via Wikimedia Commons