Why Choose Us?

We provide good advice for a reasonable fee.  We have a dedicated staff with the knowledge and ability to provide integrated estate and trust administration and real estate services.  By doing the accounts and fiduciary tax returns, and the title searches and policies in-house, we are able to reduce costs and assure that nothing is lost in communications between professionals.

Areas of Practice


Estate and Trust Administration, Special Needs Trusts, Guardianships, Contested Estates, Will Contests, Wills and Trusts, Medicaid Planning.


Real Estate

Contracts, Closings, Construction Escrows, Title Insurance (Advocus), 1031 Exchanges, Boundary Disputes, Adverse Possession, Foreclosures, Eminent Domain, Mechanics’ Liens, Drainage, Partitions.


Income Taxation

Planning, 1031 Exchanges, Return Preparation, Fiduciary Returns, Identity Theft.

Business & Insurance

Accountings, Business Formations and Breakups, Uniform Commercial Code, Breach of Warranty, Insurance Defense, Bad Faith, Coverage, Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist, Trials and Appeals, Employer Taxes.

We cover Whiteside, Carroll, JoDaviess, Stephenson, Ogle, Lee, Bureau, Henry, Rock Island, Scott and Clinton Counties.  If you have a matter outside of this area, please call to discuss a referral.



We provide services in a wide area of civil law but also know our limitations.  We have many contacts with attorneys who handle other areas of law, including:

  • Criminal
  • Traffic
  • Divorce
  • Child Custody
  • Drivers’ License Reinstatement
  • FOID Card Reinstatement
  • Employment
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Mass Torts (Drug Injuries) (Asbestos)
  • Class Actions
  • Bankruptcy
  • Workers Compensation
  • Social Security Disability

In any of these areas, we would be glad to discuss your case and refer you to appropriate counsel.