News & Articles

Oct 26, 2009
Last week a federal jury awarded Jacqueline Fegan $1.5 million dollars in a civil rights lawsuit brought against four Chicago police officers. The incident that gave rise to the lawsuit occurred in May 2006. Ms. Fegan, a supervisor for Chicago’s Traffic Management Authority, refused to immediately discard a parking ticket...
Oct 22, 2009
If you have been arrested then hiring a Chicago criminal defense lawyer is one of the most important decisions that you are going to make regarding your future.  Your attorney will represent you through bail hearings, plea bargains, your trial and your sentencing.  It is important that you trust your...
Oct 21, 2009
Whistleblowers face difficult decisions.  Do they protect their employers or do they report illegal behavior to the proper authorities?  There are many practical and ethical considerations that face each whistleblower.  The law tries to encourage whistleblowers to report inappropriate behavior to the proper authorities by providing financial incentives to certain...
Oct 19, 2009
A criminal case does not end with a conviction.  After a person has been convicted, he or she must be sentenced.  While it may seem like a sentence is a foregone conclusion, it is not.  Judges do have discretion about what type of sentence to impose on a person who...
Oct 16, 2009
Illinois personal injury attorneys usually represent clients who were injured by a motorist’s negligence.  Many of our clients are hurt, or their loved ones have been killed, because a driver was distracted or intoxicated.  However, not all motor vehicle accident cases arise out of negligence.  Sometimes, it is the motor...
Oct 9, 2009
Legal malpractice can have serious implications for the client who is the victim of an attorney’s wrongdoing.  An attorney who does not follow the ethical rules can cause a client to lose money, to lose a legal claim or even to lose his freedom. There are many forms of legal...
Oct 7, 2009
Martin Dolan of Dolan Law Offices in Chicago was disappointed with the ruling rendered by U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve on victims of violence as constituting a so-called “suspect class” whose members are entitled to extra protection under the U.S. Constitution. The decision of the judge was made in...
Oct 2, 2009
People often say that driving a motor vehicle is more dangerous than many other activities which we recognize as dangerous.  That premise certainly held true for a WGN reporter who recently returned from covering the war in Afghanistan for Channel 9. Tom Negovan was lucky enough to return from Afghanistan...
Oct 1, 2009
Patients and their families trust that the nurses and doctors who treat them in hospitals are appropriately qualified to do so – and most of the professionals that you encounter in the hospital are licensed by the state. However, sometimes the people who present themselves as licensed professionals are just...
Sep 29, 2009
Police officers are supposed to uphold the law and protect citizens.  The Chicago Police Department’s former Special Operations Section not only failed to uphold the law but its officers are accused of making unlawful arrests, stealing and lying to cover up the transgressions of other officers. Last week, Margaret Hopkins...