News & Articles

Nov 12, 2009
When a priest is accused, or convicted, of abuse it is often a prominent news story.  One of the many reasons that the public is so interested in cases of priest abuse is because priests are in a unique position of trust and when they violate that trust in a...
Nov 10, 2009
Not all train accidents occur when a train crashes. Sometimes a train accident happens right at the platform.  Last week an Illinois mother had the frightening experience of having her toddler involved in a train accident on the train platform. The baby’s stroller allegedly got caught in the doors of...
Oct 30, 2009
Despite the many stories of clergy abuse that have come to light over the past decade, incidents of priest abuse are still shocking to many people and many people remain concerned about what will happen when a convicted priest reenters society after serving his prison time. Last week the Illinois...
Oct 29, 2009
Earlier this month a Chicago police officer, Richard Fiorito, was placed on administrative leave for allegedly trying to earn extra overtime pay by making false DUI (drunk driving) arrests and for lying on police paperwork.  Approximately 2 dozen people have filed federal civil rights lawsuitsagainst Officer Fiorito who allegedly falsely...
Oct 28, 2009
Driving can be dangerous.  We learn this in driver’s education courses and see it on the evening news. However, many of us give little thought to the potential dangers when we get behind the wheel of a car.  Many times the danger comes from other drivers. Last week, the driver...
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...