Archive for August 2015

Legal and life advice for those heading off to college

Legal and life advice for those heading off to college
Nothing will make you feel old like seeing kids you used to baby sit head off to college.  My fantastic nephew is a freshman this fall.  But when I think of him I picture his as the two year old who was a ring bearer at my wedding and went on to become the five... Read more »

Would Anyone Want To Be Friends With Donald Trump?

Would Anyone Want To Be Friends With Donald Trump?
It’s not surprising that Donald Trump is doing well in the GOP primaries.  We are a country who has elected The Terminator and a former WWE wrestler as Governor to their respective states along with countless musicians and athletes who have no other major qualifications than their fame and shtick.  America loves celebrities. What’s different... Read more »

If a hospital isn't good enough for your dog ...

If a hospital isn't good enough for your dog ...
I recently referred out a medical malpractice case to a top Chicago attorney. The potential plaintiff had something really bad happen to them at the ironically named St. Bernard Hospital. Medical malpractice lawsuits in Illinois are really hard and most of them are won by the doctors or hospitals.  Beyond that though, if I refer... Read more »
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What happens after a divorce in Illinois?

What happens after a divorce in Illinois?
When a divorce case comes to an end, and all the issues have been ironed out, the judge will issue a final decree or order. The decree includes everything the parties have agreed on, plus things that the judge has decided. This final document often addresses property division, custody, visitation, child support and alimony. However,... Read more »

Who is this guy pretending to be an Illinois lawyer???

Who is this guy pretending to be an Illinois lawyer???
I referred out a case recently to a car accident lawyer in Chicago.  The guy I recommended is a top guy who gets great results for his clients.  Of course he’s not the only good PI attorney in Chicago and I recommend a bunch.  I just felt this was the right lawyer for this particular... Read more »

Finally, a way to punish ambulance chasers

Finally, a way to punish ambulance chasers
Due to the first amendment, it’s legal for lawyers in Illinois to ambulance chase if they don’t mind all the grease that gets on their hand as a result. The way it’s often done is lawyers will get copies of police reports to learn the facts and addresses of potential plaintiffs.  In fact there are... Read more »
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Is there anyone worse than these people?

Is there anyone worse than these people?
  As I’ve gotten older, little things don’t bother me as much. I don’t get bummed out if/when the Bulls lose in the playoffs or when the Cubs don’t even make it that far. Slow drivers don’t get my blood boiling.  I can deal with people who brag about themselves.  Life’s too short to sweat... Read more »

When should I have a gun with me?

When should I have a gun with me?
I read with interest after the horrible shootings in Charleston how some lawmakers and gun rights advocates were blaming the victims for not being armed themselves.  If they were they could have seen the shooter coming and shot him first which of course is a much better solution than not having any guns at all.... Read more »