Chicago Tenant Rights When an Apartment Floods
As a firm that practices Chicago tenants’ rights law, a common question we receive from tenants is, “What can I do if my apartment flooded?” While the answer is not straightforward, this article will discuss different options that are available for tenants in this situation. We are only taking security deposit cases right… Read more →
Chicago Security Deposit Law
Chicago security deposit law is among the most protective of tenants’ rights in the nation. If your landlord: Stole your security deposit; Made excessive deductions; Failed to pay interest; or Is taking an unreasonable time to give it back. We can pursue the landlord for: Return of the deposit; Double damages; and Attorney… Read more →
Illinois Small Estate Affidavit
It is no secret that probate can be a lengthy and expensive process. It is for this reason that people often seek to avoid probate if possible. Illinois has recognized that, due to inadequate estate planning, many small estates were needlessly being forced to go through costly probate proceedings. To attempt to remedy… Read more →
Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act Protects Bona Fide Tenant If Not A Party To the Foreclosure
In Fifth Third Mortgage v. Foster, 2013 IL App (1st) 121361, the plaintiff lender filed a foreclosure suit after obtaining ownership rights to the property, served a 90-day notice under the federal Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act of 2009 (PTFA) on the defendant (a tenant on the property) to either vacate the property… Read more →
Can a Landlord Enter a Chicago Apartment Without Permission
One of the most common problems we see in Chicago landlord-tenant relationships is the landlord expecting or demanding to access the leased apartment whenever he likes. Landlords are known to show up at the tenant’s door at all hours of the day, demanding entry or simply letting themselves in. Obviously nobody, whether they… Read more →
Chicago Bed Bug Ordinance
We are only taking security deposit cases right now, but we have a large referral network. Click here to request a referral. “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” If you live in the City of Chicago this may be a reality since the city was recently named the nation’s… Read more →
Chicago Dog Bite Lawyer
Dog Bites Almost everyone in Chicago and throughout Illinois has had a dog or had a neighbor with a dog. Though our memories are full of fond recollections of the happy, loyal and friendly pets we, there are some dogs that become aggressive and bite. A Chicago dog bite lawyer helps you recover… Read more →
Is an Illinois dog owner responsible for a dog bite when the vet lets it escape?
In the case of Hayes v. Adams the Illinois Second District Court of Appeals was asked to determine whether a dog owner is legally responsible for her dog biting a third party when she left the dog at the veterinarian’s office and it escaped. The Court held that the owner could not be… Read more →
Liability Waivers in Illinois
Just about everyone has had occasion to sign a liability waiver, or as the courts call them, exculpation clauses. These provisions are contained in many contracts, especially those that involve some sort of physical activity. They are almost universally part of fitness club memberships, ski lift tickets, summer camp contracts, and field trip… Read more →
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I was struck by two cars while standing on a sidewalk. This was a horrible and traumatic experience. Luckily, I was represented in my civil case by Mr. Brabender. He was compassionate, persistent, and thorough. He did a wonderful job of keeping me informed, staying on top of my case, explaining all of the details of the case to me, providing feedback any time I needed it (he was always available for my questions or concerns), and pushing the case forward so that it could close in a timely manner. I have recommended Mr. Brabender (we call him Andy because he is so friendly!) to my friends and I would use him again. He is intelligent and has a wealth of skills; however, he is also down-to-earth and sympathetic to a client's feelings, specifically he understands how traumatic these events are to the client. My case was closed in a timely manner and successfully. I truly believe this occurred because Andy worked so diligently on my case. I walked away (literally and figuratively!) from my case with a positive experience and impression of lawyers.
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