A Springfield, Illinois, Law Firm Offering Comprehensive Legal Services

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, has roots dating back to 1828, and is recognized as the oldest law firm in Illinois. Just 10 years after Illinois gained statehood, our founder, John Todd Stuart, opened our firm in Springfield. Many of Illinois' finest attorneys, including a young Abraham Lincoln, joined Stuart in the practice of law during the ensuing years. In 1921, the firm adopted the name of Brown, Hay & Stephens. Through many changes in partners and the legal environment over the past 180 years, we have remained committed to providing exceptional legal counsel and representation for businesses, government entities and individuals in a diverse range of legal disciplines.

Today, as always, our lawyers remain dedicated to upholding our founding principles of expertise and integrity. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our firm's reputation for excellence and how we can use our experience to resolve your legal matters.

We Offer A Proven Commitment To Excellence.

Our clients throughout Central Illinois benefit from our location in Springfield. Our city is the seat of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of state government and includes state and federal courts. Courts located within our Springfield city limits include the Supreme Court of Illinois, the Illinois Fourth District Appellate Court, the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Central District of Illinois and the Sangamon County Circuit Court.

Contact us to learn more about how we can help you resolve your legal matter. Throughout our history, we have developed and sustained relationships with many business entities, public institutions, and individuals, while participating in the community's important legal and civic activities. Our reputation for excellence results from our continued commitment to providing exceptional counsel with diligence and integrity for close to two centuries.