News & Articles

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...
Sep 25, 2009
It is important to present a strong defense if you are arrested for a crime. The outcome of your case effects not only but also your family.  While your spouse and parents may suffer emotionally and financially if you are convicted, it is your children who are the most vulnerable....
Sep 23, 2009
10 years ago Sharon Virginelli had a baby girl.  That baby girl was the first child in what Ms. Virginelli hoped would be a large family.  However, Ms. Virginelli’s dreams of having many children would never come true.  When she came out of anesthesia she learned that her obstetrician had...
Sep 21, 2009
A criminal conviction can change your life forever.  The changes usually come immediately upon conviction and may continue long after a sentence is served.  Three consequences of a criminal conviction are: You will have to serve your sentence: depending on the crime, that sentence may include jail time, a fine...
Sep 15, 2009
Anyone who loves a child can relate to the fear that the child will be unexpectedly and tragically taken from them.  On January 15, 2008 the family of Yasmin Acree had that fear turn into a reality.  The 15 year old student who is described as well adjusted and making...
Sep 14, 2009
On the morning of July 29, 2009 David Long was outside walking his dog.  As Mr. Long and his dog took their typical morning walk, they were hit by a car and killed.  The driver of the car, Edward Cook, had already served a prison time for an aggravated DUI...