Civil Demand Letters After You Are Busted For Shoplifting

Civil Demand Letters After You Are Busted For Shoplifting
Shoplifters who were caught and released are getting an additional scare in the mail after the event occurs. You may have been caught lifting a pack of gum, or a shirt from a local store. When you were caught you may have just been asked some questions and let go on the spot. However, a... Read more »

Dr. Dao Was Acting Like A Spoiled Child On United

Dr. Dao Was Acting Like A Spoiled Child On United
No doubt that United Airlines created a PR disaster of their own doing when they decided to remove some passengers at O’Hare in favor of four crew members who needed a ride to Louisville.   They probably didn’t expect the now famous Dr. Dao to get beaten to a bloody pulp, but if they were smart... Read more »

When Your MMA Teacher Knocks You Out

When Your MMA Teacher Knocks You Out
First off, what’s the best Seinfeld sports moment for Kramer?  Karate class or “ball man” at the US Open?  I’m partial to the Karate episode myself. A kick to the head is just part of the game! If you’ve ever been to a gym and watched the classes, you know tae kwon do is not... Read more »
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The Most Surprising Thing About The United Airlines Fiasco

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By now you’ve probably seen and heard about how a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight because it was overbooked and United wanted to bump him so their crew members could take his and other seats. The passenger refused to leave and ended up a bloody mess.  The only person happy about this... Read more »

Wedding Registries Should Be Outlawed

Wedding Registries Should Be Outlawed
Spring is here.  Which means that wedding season is right around the corner. When I got married I was young and naive.  It’s all worked out great, but my wife and I joke about how lucky that is because we’ve both changed a ton since then.  Fortunately we’ve changed in mostly the same ways. I... Read more »

25 Lessons From Being A Chicago Lawyer

25 Lessons From Being A Chicago Lawyer
I just celebrated 16 years of launching my Illinois legal guidance and lawyer referral website which is now known as Illinois Lawyers.  I’ve talked to approximately 350,000 people in that time and I’ve learned a lot of different things.  Here are 25 them. When you say money is not an object, it’s always an object.... Read more »
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How Mike Pence Can Have Dinner With A Woman And Not Have Sex With Her

How Mike Pence Can Have Dinner With A Woman And Not Have Sex With Her
Our esteemed Vice-President Mike Pence made headlines last week when it was reported that he will not have dinner with a woman who is not his wife unless his wife is present and will not go to an event where alcohol is served if his wife is not with him. I too am terrified at... Read more »

Are Some Legal Plans Too Good To Be True?

Are Some Legal Plans Too Good To Be True?
You’ve probably heard about some advance pay legal programs through your work offered as an employee benefit or maybe you’ve seen a commercial for one. The question is, are these plans worth it? Most plans that I’ve seen offer that for a monthly fee you can get access to discounted or even free legal services... Read more »

Republican Hypocrisy In 13 Tweets

Imagine if a REPUBLICAN presidential candidate came under FBI investigation as votes were being cast — Sarah Huckabee (@SarahHuckabee) October 30, 2016 Shorter Sean Spicer: Golfing while white: strategic Golfing while black: lazy — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 20, 2017 Things Trump will attack: Politicians both left and right, U.S. allies, the cast of ‘Hamilton’... Read more »
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Should I Co-Sign A Loan For A Family Member Or Friend?

Should I Co-Sign A Loan For A Family Member Or Friend?
No!!!!!!  Never co-sign a loan for anyone!!!!**   ** Longer answer below. When you co-sign you are just as responsible as the person getting the benefit of the loan. If/when they don’t pay, you will be sued and you will have to pay.  It will mess up your credit.  It will cost you money. It... Read more »