Archive for December 2013

I got sued and lived to tell about it

I got sued and lived to tell about it
              Any time I can relate to callers to my office or clients it is helpful.  Being able to put yourself in their shoes is a valuable tool and they appreciate the understanding. Well now I can calm the fears of anyone that has been sued. Years ago I... Read more »

What’s the difference between Duck Dynasty & The Dixie Chicks?

What’s the difference between Duck Dynasty & The Dixie Chicks?
              I’ve never seen the TV show Duck Dynasty, so when one of their “stars” got suspended from the show last week for homophobic and racist comments that he made to GQ Magazine, I had no idea who said it and if this was out of character for him.... Read more »

Here’s the real bad grandpa

Here’s the real bad grandpa
            The following article was in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin the other day.  Long and short of it, it’s alleged that a 95 year old man was still working as an attorney and cheated a trust out of around $45,000.  I can’t remember the comedian, but there was a... Read more »
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Is being a lawyer making me a bad guy?

Is being a lawyer making me a bad guy?
I see a lot of disgruntled attorneys in Chicago and am happy to report that I haven’t become one of them yet.  These guys don’t care about their clients and really are just miserable people who don’t have any choice but to continue practicing law. I like talking to people.  In almost 13 years I’ve... Read more »

10 Great Quotes From Attorney Nelson Mandela

10 Great Quotes From Attorney Nelson Mandela
Nelson Mandela was a one of a kind human being.  He was unjustly kept in a jail cell for 27 years and came through with unmatched grace and dignity.   I get annoyed if my flight sits on the runway for 30 minutes.  I was just reading about his life and learned that on top of... Read more »

Is Everything A Conspiracy?

I talk to a lot of mentally ill people.  They believe the police have planted a tracking device in their brain or that their former employer pays people to follow them around and harass them or that Oprah watches them through the TV (that doesn’t happen as much anymore).  You’ve probably heard people rant about... Read more »
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Does Ventra Finally Have Their Act Together?

Does Ventra Finally Have Their Act Together?
So two weeks ago, I called Ventra because my old CTA Chicago Card Plus hadn’t transferred the unused funds that were on there.  A very nice guy answered the phone, took down my information and told me that he didn’t know anything but promised that someone would call me back within 24-48 hours.  In fact... Read more »

12 random legal tips

12 random legal tips
Forget the 12 days of Christmas, here are 12 random Illinois legal tips.  Hey it’s better than getting socks for Christmas.  The penalties for a DUI are higher when there is a child passenger in the car? If convicted, the offender would face mandatory jail time, mandatory community service and a minimum fine of $1,000.00.  If you... Read more »