Notice: We are still operating during the COVID-19 crisis. However, we are not allowing visitors to our office and most of our staff is operating remotely. Our attorneys and staff are still available to help you by phone and email. If you get our voice mail, please leave a message and it will be returned promptly. There may be delays with mail due to the crisis, so please try to send documents by email after submitting a contact form here or fax to 312-419-0379, if possible.

COVID-19 and Illinois state court dates

Illinois courts are again beginning to hear cases. In many cases, this is being done remotely. Remote access must often be set up as long as 4 business days in advance. Read the summons and any accompanying instructions carefully upon receipt.  Do not wait until the last minute.

Also, where filing an appearance in response to a summons is required, those dates have NOT been postponed. If you have been served with a summons, you need to respond in accordance with the instructions in it. Generally your response can be filed electronically. If you contend service is improper but a "return" has been filed claiming proper service, you should file a motion to quash, not ignore it.

We regularly defend persons sued in collection actions in northern Illinois courts for modest fees. We offer free consultations to see if we can be of help. Most of our attorneys are working remotely, but you can email documents using this website or call for assistance.