It’s been 26 years since I first walked into Chicago-Kent on Adams.  I was an immature 22 year old who only applied to law school because a friend from college enlightened me that having a law degree can create a lot of options for you. Plus, it allowed me to delay entering the working world

Another week, another apparently terrible police involved shooting. This time it was close to home, just over the border in Kenosha where Jacob Blake was shot in front of his kids despite being unarmed.  It seems to be another case of unjustified, excessive force.

I don’t claim to be an expert on police issues, although

It feels a bit morbid to write this, but with Covid-19 and all of the workers who feel unsure about returning to work, especially teachers, we wanted to do something to help out.

The reality is that everyone should have some sort of living will that directs what you want to have happen in case

If this post were a tweet it would say: Are lawyer awards worth anything?  No.

But I’m going to give a longer explanation as to why.

The marketplace for legal services is overcrowded, with no shortage of attorneys. It’s no wonder why lawyers feel the need to distinguish themselves from their peers. Lawyers can easily

I recently received an inquiry from a 13 year old student in Chicago asking me for advice on what it takes to become a lawyer.  Here’s what she said:

Hello , my name is XXX (removed to protect their name) and I’m 13 years old .Im not emailing you for a report on anything if

For a licensed professional in Illinois, having their hard-earned professional license investigated by The Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) is a threat to their career, livelihood and personal life. Professional licenses can be investigated and disciplined for a variety of reasons. Federal laws, administrative regulations, new licensing board rules, statues and ordinances

We have been running our service since 2001.  We are lawyers in Chicago who will talk to you for free about any Illinois legal matter.  We will answer questions and if you need a referral and we know someone for you, we will recommend the best lawyer we know for your situation.

The attorneys we

Despite what that image says, most attorneys I know and come across are normal, decent human beings. They, like you and me, have their flaws, but most don’t think that they are better than anyone else just because they are an attorney.

But there are some that think they are royalty or otherwise above their

As lawyers in Illinois, we are required to complete 30 hours of continuing legal education every two years.  It’s somewhat tedious and a bit needless as I’m constantly educating myself on new laws, cases and legal happenings.  But we must formally attend conferences or in my case, watch videos online, so that’s what I do.

A couple months ago, a Cook County jury awarded a woman more than $148 million after she became paralyzed when a structure at O’Hare airport came loose during a storm and landed on her.  Her verdict against the City of Chicago was the largest I’ve ever seen in an Illinois personal injury case.

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