Richardson & Mackoff Ltd., is the dynamic law firm created in 2007 when Travis Richardson and Myron Mackoff decided to merge their practices and combine their nearly forty years of litigation expertise. Mr. Richardson and Mr. Mackoff were both featured in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 2005 40 Attorneys Under 40 to Watch. The firm is founded on the belief that every client matters. Both Richardson and Mackoff are committed to bringing affordable and quality legal representation and personal service to each of their clients.
Richardson & Mackoff, Ltd., specializes in both civil and criminal litigation with an emphasis on personal injury and criminal defense. The partners also have significant experience with government representation, complex corporate litigation, defamation and libel suits, civil rights, and ethics. Past and current clients include AT&T, ExxonMobil, H&R Block, Circuit Clerk, Dorothy Brown, as well as many smaller businesses and individuals.
Travis Richardson is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Michigan Law School where he co-founded the Michigan Journal of Race and Law. His practice encompasses commercial, employment, civil and criminal litigation for individuals, government agencies and companies.
He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), National Bar Association (NBA), Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA). Mr. Richardson was recently accepted into the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section's Leadership Academy. He is a past chair of the NBA Young Lawyer's Division, past Director of the NBA's Region VII, and past chair of the CBA Coordinating Council for Minority Affairs.
Firm co-founder Myron Mackoff spent his first 8 years of practice with the Illinois Attorney Generalâ€™s Environmental Law Division trying civil cases in courts throughout Northern Illinois. In May, 2002 he left the Attorney Generalâ€™s Office to become associated with the law firm of Hubert, Fowler, & Quinn, later known as the Hubert Law Group. Under the tutelage of the late Donald Hubert, a former president of the Chicago Bar Association, Mr. Mackoff grew his civil practice to include complex corporate litigation, personal injury matters, tort defense, government representation and professional ethics representation. Mr. Mackoff quickly advanced in the firm, becoming a partner in January 2005. Mr. Mackoff worked closely with Mr. Hubert on the defense a number of multi-million dollar class-action and civil rights suits. While practicing with Mr. Hubert, Mr. Mackoff was given the opportunity to work on a number of pro-bono projects including the successful representation of a couple of Negro League baseball players whose baseball careers were being questioned by the Chicago Tribune and the Illinois Attorney General. In 2005, Mr. Mackoff was named one of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin's 40 Attorneys Under 40 to Watch. It was that honor that allowed him to renew his friendship with Travis Richardson.
After Mr. Hubertâ€™s death in 2006, Mr. Mackoff was chosen to wind down the affairs of the Hubert Law Group and ensuring continuity of service for all of its clients. It was at that time that he had a chance meeting with Travis Richardson in the Cook County Law Library. The two both saw a significant opportunity presented in combining their practices. In June of 2007 the law firm of Richardson and Mackoff, Ltd. was incorporated. Since that time, the partners have worked together on cases for ExxonMobil, AT&T, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown, the City of Chicago, the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Proviso School District 209. In 2008, the Circuit Court of the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Trial Bar presented Mr. Mackoff with an award for Excellence in Pro Bono work stemming from a civil rights matter he was able to settle for a client who had been through six other court-appointed attorneys. Mr. Mackoff has repeatedly been named a â€œSuper-Lawyerâ€ by Law & Politics and Chicago Magazine. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), the Decalogue Society of Lawyers, the Federal Trial Bar, the Cook County Bar Association (CCBA) and Chicago Bar Association (CBA). In addition to his practice with Richardson & Mackoff, Mr. Mackoff is currently an Adjunct Professor at the Northwestern University School of Law.