April 12, 2017
Personal bankruptcy filings down

Why Are Bankruptcy Courts So Crowded?

National numbers down but expected to rise Through mid-December, 2020, there were 23,392  personal bankruptcy filings in  Chicago, down from 37,785 in 2019.  Nationally, at mid-year, there were 659,881 non-business bankruptcy filings compared with 750,878 in […]
February 16, 2017
claim form for workers' compensation benefits

5 Things to Know Before Filing for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Have you considered filing for workers’ compensation benefits? The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides a system of benefits to employees who suffer injuries resulting from on-the-job accidents. This Act provides limited benefits, regardless of fault, but […]
February 2, 2017
Lawyer at O'Hare airport

Volunteer Lawyers for Refugees

Trump’s Executive Order Spurs Legal Response Since the early 1900’s, U.S. Presidents have issued over 13,000 Executive Orders (EO). These are legally binding orders used to direct action by federal agencies under the President’s control. EO’s […]
January 19, 2017
Alcohol and car keys equals legal conflict

Faced with a DUI and Needing a Defense

Swerving on the Highway to Hell An encounter with the police may begin with a short trip to the store for a pack of cigarettes or maybe a taco. Not too far from home, not planning […]
December 7, 2016
Attack on Pearl Harbor

Remembering America Under Attack

Today, we remember, reflect upon, and honor those whose lives were lost in the surprise attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, 75 years ago on December 7, 1941.  Shortly before 8:00 a.m. […]
October 19, 2016
ham and eggs for legal help

Find a Lawyer Who’s Better than Breakfast

A lot of the lawyers that John Grisham writes about he describes as “ham and eggers.” These are generally the small firm and solo lawyers, advertising for clients and serving the legal needs of ordinary people.  […]
September 15, 2016
Chicago Cubs logos

Don’t Let a Scammer Ruin Your Celebration of the Cubs

Perhaps today or tomorrow, the Chicago Cubs will clinch the Central Division championship and begin preparing for another playoff run.  Considering that the Cubs have not appeared in a World Series since 1945 and not won […]
July 2, 2016
Firecrackers

Enjoy the Show this 4th of July!

Let the Pros Handle the Fireworks. Fireworks are still NOT legal in Illinois.  Most people lining up at the fireworks stores across the state line know that they can legally buy firecrackers, bottle rockets, and roman candles […]