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As defendant I filed a counterclaim against plaintiff and plaintiffs attorney.

Joliet, IL |

The plaintiff was automatically considered served, as they are a party to the lawsuit. Is the plaintiff attorney also considered served? If so, what is the Illinois rule to follow.

The Plaintiff's attorney is already named on the lawsuit, so I am just trying to understand how to go about getting service on them.

Attorney Answers 2


  1. You cannot file a counterclaim against an attorney that is not a party, so the issue of service is moot.


  2. If you wish to also sue the plaintiff's attorney, you must get leave of court to add him to the suit as an additional party.