About Our Firm

Smith O’Callaghan & White focuses its practice exclusively on all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis on representing employers in employment-related litigation. Because we concentrate our practice in labor and employment law, the firm has the expertise and experience to handle the most complex matters effectively and efficiently, obtaining excellent results while strictly managing costs. The firm has built its practice on the commitment to provide first-rate legal services to meet client business objectives.

Our attorneys are committed to providing the full level of their expertise and energy to find innovative and workable solutions to client problems.

The firm is located at 33 North LaSalle Street in the heart of Chicago’s legal and business community. This location provides ready access to federal and state courts, as well as government offices and administrative agencies. Most of the firm’s work is concentrated in Chicago and the Midwest region, but we have extensive experience handling matters throughout the United States.


Smith O’Callaghan & White represents a diverse group of business clients, including: large international corporations and Global 500 companies, Fortune 500 companies, limited liability companies and partnerships, manufacturers, medium and small businesses, financial concerns, professional entities and other law firms.

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Smith O’Callaghan & White is committed to one fundamental objective: obtaining favorable results for our clients. This commitment guides every aspect of our legal work and is demonstrated by a record of success on behalf of our clients.

Diversity is Our Foundation

Smith O’Callaghan & White is proud of its long-standing commitment to diversity. Our dedication to diversity is of paramount importance as it is the foundation upon which we were built. Smith O’Callaghan & White is one of the very few “Go-To Law Firms” in the United States with the majority of its named partners, 2 of 3 named partners, who are women:

Mary Aileen O’Callaghan and Laura A. White.

With 2 of 3 named partners as women, diversity is a fundamental element of our culture and everyday existence. Our commitment to diversity starts with diversity in the management and decision-making of the firm and extends to attracting diverse lawyers, including an established record of having at least 50% of the firm’s associates who are women. Our firm has benefited from its inception by having Mary Aileen O’Callaghan and Laura A. White lead our team of lawyers in providing exceptional service to our clients.

Smith O’Callaghan & White ensures equal opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Smith O’Callaghan & White, we believe that the diversity of our backgrounds, experience and ideas enhances the high quality legal work our clients have come to expect. Our firm stands side-by-side with our clients, as well as all other businesses and professional entities, in promoting diversity in the workplace. And we look forward to partnering with others for whom diversity is also a priority.