The short answer to this blog post is no.

The medium answer is “Ha ha, no.”

The longer answer requires an explanation as to my strong opinion on why this is nonsense. There are tons of attorney awards out there.  A lot of really amazing attorneys get them.  And some really crappy ones do too.

It’s been about 24 years since I started working as a lawyer. My first job was with a mid-sized firm and they provided me with a lot of training. I had a mentor, a supervisor and was just a shadow for my first couple of months. They brought me along very slowly.  I wasn’t in

Are there better professionals than nurses? If you’ve ever been in a hospital or had a loved one who needed care, you’d likely agree with me that 99% of nurses do a great job and are often the stars of the show.

There are some that don’t do a good job and others that do

It’s almost stunning that Coronavirus isn’t behind us yet.  Unfortunately it’s still here and going strong, although not as bad in Illinois as places like Texas and Florida.  Certainly the most common question we have received of late is can an employer require you to get a Covid vaccine?

The answer, with very limited exceptions,

In general, I think most Illinois attorneys are honest.  Human nature, however, makes many people afraid of confrontation or unwilling to tell people something they don’t want to hear.  These traits, and a worry about getting sued, unfortunately lead some attorneys to lie.

So I get calls all of the time that start out something

Testifying in court is nothing like what you see from law dramas on TV.   There is rarely a gotcha type moment.  Wall lawyers love to hit home runs with the results of the testimony they take, the reality is that most of it is really just helping paint a picture.  The best case usually is

Nobody wants to spend money on a lawyer if they don’t have to. I certainly don’t and I understand the value that a good one can bring.  If you do have to pay for a lawyer out of pocket – as opposed to a pay if you win case like a work injury or car

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Every few months I do a blog post about some of the interesting questions we’ve received. Here are some from the last few months.

I was let go

One of the things about being a lawyer that most people don’t think about is that most law schools don’t actually prepare you how to run a law firm or talk to people.  You see this a lot with some really excellent attorneys when it comes to going to court or being an “expert” on