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27 years, 3,100 cases
I am a life-long Will County resident, married, the father of two and the son of two lawyers both of whom I have practiced law. Drawing on their experiences and my 26 years of practicing law, I can often bring a perspective to cases that many attorneys do not. Basically, I think of myself as an "old school" attorney - one more interested in fighting the cases that have serious issues in them and working hard to settle the cases where either there are slim chances of success or the cost of prevailing doesn't justify full-blown litigation.
Abraham Lincoln understood that compromise is necessary in certain circumstances. "Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can," he wrote in a lecture for lawyers. "Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser--in fees, and expenses, and waste of time."
I love that quote because the real job of any professional is to tell you the truth and assess your situation - not simply tell you what you want to hear. I often advise clients that "lawyers make more money when clients fight" and we make much less when they settle. A good lawyer will help you tell the difference so that your best interests are served - not theirs. Divorces in particular are prone to emotional decisions. These emotions can cloud judgment and prevent settlement. Of course there will always be cases that need to be litigated aggressively. I am prepared for difficult cases and fight hard for my client's rights in those instances.
I am also invested in my community serving as the past President of Troy Consolidated School District School Board and past board member for the Guardian Angel Community Services of Will County and I actively volunteer my time with the Will County Legal Assistance Program and Pro Bono Program and have served on the Illinois Supreme Court's Committee on Access to Justice helping draft state-wide forms for all of Illinois.