Illinois Attorney Blog

Recovering Attorney Fees in Illinois

Bad news first.  In Illinois, attorneys' fees are not always recoverable, even if you "win" your lawsuit.  Illinois is an "American Rule".. Read More

How do you get back personal property in Illinois?

Replevin is a statutory remedy in Illinois and is an action in which the owner or person entitled to the possession of goods or personal property.. Read More

The ABC's of Collecting an Illinois Judgment

So you have a judgment.  Now what?  In Illinois, you can start collecting on your judgment right after the Judge enters a judgment order and tells.. Read More

Rethinking the Need for Juries

It happened. I got the notice to serve on a jury. If you ever received a jury summons, you probably had either of these two reactions: (1) yay, I get.. Read More

Illinois Boat Owners - Is Your New Boat a Floating Lemon?

The purchase of a new water vessel, such as a boat, pontoon, sail boat, or jet ski is as exciting as it sounds, but can be a big financial.. Read More

What to do if your Illinois business gets sued.

When you answer the door and there is a sheriff with a badge and a gun handing you court papers, it can be pretty intimidating particularly if this.. Read More

Illinois Commercial Tenants and Negotiating an Illinois Business Lease

Representing the Tenant in Commercial Lease Negotiations and Disputes. If you are a lawyer who is retained by a commercial tenant, it is imperative.. Read More