News & Articles

May 27, 2009
Parents, doctors and civil rights attorneys around the United States are closely following the case of 13 year old Daniel Hauser.  According to the Star Tribune, Daniel has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Doctors predict his survival rate to be around 90% with chemotherapy and standard medical treatments.  However, Daniel’s...
Apr 1, 2009
Is it reasonable to drop a rape charge because a rape kit was not used as follow-up to a crime? The Cook County State’s Attorney seems to think so after a 25 year old University of Chicago student claims to have been the victim of  2005 criminal sexual assault.  In...
Mar 25, 2009
What is the legal definition of perjury?  Perjury generally means providing false testimony about a material fact while under oath or affirmation with the willful intent to do so, rather than as a result of mistake, faulty memory or confusion. That broad term splits the definition, meaning if a person...
Feb 16, 2009
Summary: The program will address recent changes in federal law including recent changes in the ADA beginning Jan 2009. Further, the speakers will address recent case law and procedure in their respective topic areas as well as any foreseeable changes in the law and how citizens may be effected in...
Jan 15, 2009
Martin A. Dolan has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer for 2009. He has previously been awarded this honor in 2006, 2007, and 2008....
Nov 20, 2008
The American Association for Justice has just released a new report titled “Tricks of the Trade” which exposes the ways in which insurance companies boost their profits at the expense of consumers. This is a follow up of the AAJ report “The Ten Worst Insurance Companies in America” published earlier this year. ...
Nov 20, 2008
Former Oak Brook Village Prosecutor Joan Mullins is suing Oak Brook Citizens for Better Government and three of its members for defamation, her attorney, Martin Dolan announced today. Click here to read the full article:...
Oct 21, 2008
The lawyer for the family of a 17-year-old Palos Heights girl who claimed she was abducted and raped last month said today the girl was not sexually assaulted, and police have dropped the investigation. Police sources said the girl fabricated the whole story. The girl, a Stagg High School senior,...
Sep 3, 2008
Note to victims of accidents, medical malpractice, broken contracts and the like: When you sue, make a deal. That is the clear lesson of a soon-to-be-released study of civil lawsuits that has found that most of the plaintiffs who decided to pass up a settlement offer and went to trial...
Sep 3, 2008
A pair of ISBA cable television programs this month in Chicago are designed to help people find lawyers when needed and establish professional relationships with them. “Where to Go for Legal Assistance” and “Know Your Lawyer” are scheduled at 10 p.m. Tuesdays on Chicago Access Network channel 21. Martin Dolan...