Brown, Hay + Stephens is the oldest law firm in Illinois with its roots dating back to 1828 when founder John Todd Stuart opened a law office in Springfield. In 1921, the firm became known as Brown Hay + Stephens. In the early years, many of Illinois’ finest attorneys practiced here including a young Abraham Lincoln.

Today, the firm offers a broad range of diversified legal services for all types of clients. Its reputation of integrity and competence has positioned the firm as one of the most respected in Illinois.

With its offices in Springfield, the firm's attorneys have direct access to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of Illinois government.
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Nearby State and Federal courts 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
The Sangamon County Circuit Court

The attorneys and staff at Brown, Hay + Stephens cultivate strong, trusting relationships with their clients and are actively involved in the Springfield and legal communities.

At our firm, we value:

  • Relationships
  • Self-motivated individual production
  • Reputation and history
  • Honesty, integrity and fairness
  • Collaboration

Our brand promises are:

  • We are practical, responsive, hands-on lawyers who serve our community.
  • We provide ethical, efficient and qualified legal counsel, with the goal of developing and maintaining long-term client relationships.
  • We deliver a high-quality work product.