Firm Overview

We are a general practice firm that specializes in litigation. Our experienced attorneys help both individuals and businesses in a wide variety of areas.

Example cases

We have recently successfully represented clients in collection matters, contract enforcement cases, criminal defense cases, juvenile court matters and personal injury cases.

Main Office

Main
516 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville  IL  60048

Phone
  • (847) 549-0600
Fax
  • (847) 549-0312

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. We meet with clients either by phone, in our office, or at the client's home. This initial meeting (usually approximately an hour) is free of charge.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We have a variety of fee structures available for different cases. These include flat fees for specified services, hourly rates with retainers, and contingency fee arrangements. Which fee structure is appropriate for a given case can only be determined after a free initial consultation with us.

Hourly Rates

Currently $250-$300 per hour.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and by appointment.

Office Manager

Mary Tomasello

Emergency After Hours

No

Languages Spoken

Rudimentary (not fluent) Spanish.

Is your firm willing to help a client with one discrete part of a case, without taking on the whole case?

Yes.

What are your policies about dividing work within the firm to make the process most cost-effective for the client?

We strive to deliver high-quality legal counsel at the lowest possible cost to our clients. This means that while a partner will be responsible for your case, some day to day matters, for example scheduling and communication, are conducted by legal secretaries and/or paralegals.

How frequently does your firm use mediation, arbitration, or collaborative law to resolve cases?

Yes. We are well experienced in alternative dispute resolution, which in this area most often takes the form of arbitration and mediation. All cases are different, but most cases do indeed settle prior to trial, and we are ready to utilize all avenues to achieve the best result for our client.

Does your firm provide pro bono legal services or otherwise participate in your community?

Our attorneys volunteer their time and provide pro bono legal services in their individual capacities.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

We offer a small firm approach, which means that you get an attorney that is friendly and approachable, leveraged by the accumulated wisdom of a law firm that has been practicing in Lake County courtrooms for nearly 100 years.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We partner with our clients to ensure they are fully informed, active participants because an educated, involved client is in a much better position to assist his or her attorney in reaching the optimal result.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

What are your firm's strengths and style?

Our strengths include flexibility and trial experience. Our style is personalized and hands-on. Every case is different and requires a nuanced, and often creative approach to problem solving.

Tim Johnston

License
  • Bar Number: 6284320
    Illinois , 2004
Education
  • Miami University
    BS Marketing , 2001
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    JD , 2004

We were founded in 1922. Since then, our firm name has changed many times as our attorneys have ascended to the bench and new attorneys have come aboard. Over the years, however our focus has remained the same: to provide legal counsel of the highest quality to our valued clients.

We strive to deliver high-quality legal counsel at the lowest possible cost to our clients. This means that while a partner will be responsible for your case, some day to day matters, for example scheduling and communication, are conducted by legal secretaries and/or paralegals.

License
  • Bar Number:
    Illinois , 2004

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