What to ask an Illinois work injury attorney

If you are hurt on the job, finding an Illinois workers’ compensation attorney may seem easy enough, however, open the phone book or look on the internet and you are faced with a long list of attorneys and law firms that want to take your case. That is where we can help. We can help... Read more »

What happens when you die without a will?

What happens when you die without a will?
Upon the death of an individual in Illinois, his or her property (the “estate”) must be collected and distributed either by will, or in the absence of a valid will, by a process called intestacy. Thus intestacy may result if either 1) the deceased person never had a will created or 2) the deceased persons’... Read more »

Wait until Donald Trump finds out about Mexican soccer fans in the USA

Wait until Donald Trump finds out about Mexican soccer fans in the USA
Tonight in Atlanta, Mexico plays Panama in the semi-finals of the Gold Cup which is the soccer championship for North and Central America.  If they win they will likely play the U.S. in the final on Sunday, although to save time we can just forget the game and say that the U.S. will win 2-0.... Read more »
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Are the Chicago Tribune gun headlines making any difference?

Are the Chicago Tribune gun headlines making any difference?
A couple of years ago I noticed that the Tribune started making every weekend online headline a story about how many people had been shot and killed the night before.  It’s kind of sad, kind of numbing and kind of sobering among other things. When you do see the same headline over and over, it’s... Read more »

What it's like to testify at deposition

What it's like to testify at deposition
That photo is from a somewhat famous legal transcript.  The witness’ response is to the other lawyer’s first question which was asking him to state his name.  He didn’t take too kindly to that and while maybe his lawyer could have prepared him a little better, he clearly was a hot head nut job. If... Read more »

The blog posts that weren't

How do you defend the worst people on earth?  You believe in everyone's right to a fair trial.
I like to add funny pictures to most of my posts.  Mostly it’s to entertain myself, but I hope it entertains you a bit.  The law can be so boring and even if my topic is a yawner, I want there to be something interesting about the post. I’ve been collecting funny photos over the... Read more »
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Illinois Lawyers. We Are The Worst

Illinois Lawyers.  We Are The Worst
As a way to do diffuse our kids when they become mad at us over something trivial, my wife and I like to say “Who’s the worst???”, “Daddy’s the worst?” or Mommy or whoever.  It probably doesn’t diffuse anything, but it makes us laugh.  When we screw up with each other, we tell the other... Read more »

Abusing women was cool in the 80's

Abusing women was cool in the 80's
I am a fan of game shows.  In fact, my wife and I have both appeared on Wheel of Fortune.  I’d bomb out on a show like Jeopardy, although she’d do great. When I was a kid, two of my favorite shows were The Price Is Right and Family Feud. I still occasionally watch The... Read more »

Summer is here. Is your lawyer here too?

Summer is here.  Is your lawyer here too?
As we approach July, there is no better time of year to live in Chicago.  The weather is (should be) great, there are tons of festivals going on, you can watch minor league baseball at Comiskey, big boy baseball at Wrigley, go to outdoor concerts, etc.  It’s also a big time for lawyers to take... Read more »
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How to piss off the Judge and end up in jail

How to piss off the Judge and end up in jail
I’ve been helping people find the right lawyer for their situation for more than 14 years. It’s logical that during that time I’ve talked to nice people and mean people; old people and young people; and certainly smart people and dumb people. Since my service launched in 2001, I’ve been shocked by the number of... Read more »