Samuel G. Harrod IV


Commercial Litigation

Sam, who joined MPS in 1996, is a commercial litigator, employment attorney and business counselor, focused on advising employers on the full range of employment policies and practices, including on-boarding and separation agreements, discrimination claims and disciplinary proceedings; representing business clients in contract disputes; representing commercial lenders in complex workouts and foreclosures; and counseling temporary staffing agencies in all aspects of their business.

With over 30 years of experience, Sam has first-chaired many bench and jury trials, and has had numerous successes on behalf of clients. He strives to push cases to conclusion as quickly as the legal process allows, and is always looking for ways to outmaneuver opposing counsel.

Sam also regularly assists clients in drafting and negotiating various types of business contracts, including master service agreements and related statements of work, distribution and supply agreements, independent contractor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. Sam’s extensive litigation experience provides him with a unique and valuable perspective in counseling clients on business matters.

For clients who are selling their businesses, Sam oversees the compilation of disclosure schedules in connection with purchase agreements.

“In commercial litigation right now, we’re as good as you’ll find. Our team is smart, savvy, and absolutely relentless. Nobody wants to face them in court.”


1515 E. Woodfield Road, Suite 250 Schaumburg, Illinois 60173

T: 847-330-2418
F: 847-330-1231
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  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Economics, Eureka College


  • Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois; Trial Bar