The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP has announced the election of 12 attorneys as new partners of the firm, effective July 1, 2018. Located in nine of the firm’s offices throughout the U.S., one of the new partners is Esther Seitz, who practices at the firm’s Springfield office, located at 400 S. Ninth St., Suite 200.

“We are very excited to welcome these lawyers to the partnership. They are each terrific individuals and skilled lawyers in their areas of practice. They make us stronger as a firm and will help us serve our clients for many years to come,” said firm chairman Kevin Burke.

Seitz advises her clients–which include major newspapers and online publishers as well as a variety of private and public entities–on matters involving intellectual property, media and government law. She was named one of Springfield Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 in 2015.