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Basic Outline to hire a lawyer and evaluate the attorney

By: Patrick G. King of MillerKing LLC First, I recommend that each potential client search various law firm websites. This simple process allows for the potential client to search for local attorneys (emphasis on local). A well-created and published website gives the potential client basic contact information, legal practice areas, geographic areas, and biographies. If […]

WRONGFUL DEATH CASES OR CLAIMS IN ILLINOIS

What is Wrongful Death?  By: Patrick G. King of King Law Firm, LLC (Alton, IL): Personal Injury and Trial Lawyer Wrongful Death claims or cases arise in matters involving auto/car accidents, semi-truck/tractor trailer accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, mesothelioma or asbestos, nursing home negligence, and other personal injury cases when someone dies from negligence or […]

WHAT IS PERSONAL INJURY LAW?

What is Personal Injury Law? What are my rights if I have been wronged or injured? By: Patrick G. King of King Law Firm, LLC (Alton, IL): Personal Injury and Trial Lawyer What is personal injury? Personal injury is harm or damages caused to a person, such as a broken bone, concussion, loss of limb, […]

ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE: BASIC TERMS

What is a Last Testament & Will? In a will, a person (testator) directs the manner and method of distribution of property – real estate, tangible or intangible, and personal property. The purpose of a will is to indicate to the Court the manner in which the person wants his or her estate handled and settled. […]

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WHAT IS REASONABLE DOUBT?

This is a measure or standard by which a jury or judge decides a criminal case. The decider of facts – jury or judge – must vote whether or not the government’s prosecutor (state or federal) has met the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. In the American legal system, reasonable doubt is the […]

DRIVER’S LICENSE REINSTATEMENT – ROAD TO DRIVING PRIVILEGES

What are my options when my Driver’s License has been revoked by the Illinois Secretary of State? The Illinois Secretary of State has the authority to issue licenses or permits, suspend or revoke privileges, and/or reinstate privileges for Illinois drivers. The Secretary of State revokes driving privileges upon confirmation that a driver has been a […]

SELECTING A LAWYER

If and when you become a prospective client seeking to hire a lawyer, you should seek certain qualities within the lawyer. As professionals, lawyers are not one-size fits all. Every lawyer has strengths and weaknesses, specialties and expertise in certain areas, billing practices, reputations, backgrounds, and personalities. A lawyer should not be retained or hired […]

THE PRACTICE OF LAW

As an attorney, I am a member of the legal profession, a representative of clients, an officer of the legal system, and a public citizen having a special responsibility for the quality of justice. To each client, I must provide competent services, act in the client’s best interests, advocate, negotiate, evaluate, act with reasonable diligence, […]