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Volkswagen Scandal: Vehicles Affected and Eligibility

The Volkswagen scandal is moving at a rapid pace. VW has set aside 7.3 billion dollars for costs associated with the fallout from their clean diesel scandal. VW should have to pay claims to those affected by their misrepresentations. The Adam B. Lawler Law Firm is prepared to process and handle claims of the residents of southern Illinois


Have you been Injured by a Faulty Ignition Switch on your Vehicle?

Every time you get into a motor vehicle, you run the risk of serious accidents and personal injuries. Because of the substantial dangers of car crashes, auto manufacturers have the legal duty to design, produce, and sell vehicles that are safe for use by drivers. If a manufacturer does not…


Reasons to Hire an Attorney even if you Believe you can Handle Insurance Negotiations on your Own

Following a car accident that was the fault of a negligent1 driver, many people choose to simply handle negotiations with the responsible party’s insurance company on their own. Injured victims may choose to do so because they do not believe they need an attorney, believe an attorney will be expensive,…


Pardon Me? Your guide to understanding executive clemency in the State of Illinois

If you or someone you know is interested in a pardon, more formally called a petition for executive clemency, here is some good news. In 2012, of the 507 petitions acted upon by Governor Pat Quinn, 176 were granted. (https://www2.illinois.gov/prb/Documents/prb12anlrpt.pdf) That means if your petition was acted on, you had…


Juvenile Expungement in Illinois

Juvenile expungement is governed by 705 ILCS 405/5-915. The statute can be found here http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs/fulltext.asp?DocName=070504050K5-915. Pursuant to this statute, all juvenile law enforcement and court records can be expunged unless it was an adjudication or finding of guilty for first degree murder or a sex offense that would be considered…


David Lawler Appointed to Board of Trustees of Marion Carnegie Library

Congratulations to Attorney David W. Lawler on his recent appointment to the Board of Trustees of the Marion Carnegie Library. Attorney Lawler is filling the vacancy left by the resignation of Steve Aschieris. Attorney Lawler was appointed by Marion Mayor Robert Butler.