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Family Law

Family law matters offer unique challenges because they combine legal complexities with emotional stress. Whether it is filing for divorce, handling difficult child...

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Personal Injury

If you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent, careless, or reckless actions of someone else, you are entitled to financial...

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Workers' Compensation

In Illinois, employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. If you are injured while on the job...

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Criminal Law

When you are thrown into the criminal law system, it can be overwhelming. Whether you or a loved one has been accused of...

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Real Estate

Real estate transactions or all kinds involve numerous details and can be extremely complex. To ensure your interests are protected, it is important...

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Corporate Law

Having experienced legal representation available when needed is an essential component to starting and running a business. At the law office of Botto...

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McHenry County Attorneys

Serving Clients in Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation, Family Law, and Criminal Matters

When hiring an attorney to handle your legal matter, you have so many options to choose from it can be challenging to tell the difference. At the law office of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, we take pride in offering legal services that stand above the crowd. For more than 30 years, our firm has provided exceptional legal counsel and representation to clients in McHenry County and Northwest Illinois.

Experienced Legal Representation in Chicagoland

Our legal team includes a diverse group of attorneys skilled in handling a wide range of legal matters. Collectively we have resolved thousands of cases. As experienced negotiators and litigators, we achieve successful resolutions both in and out of court. Several of our lawyers have received high distinctions including Illinois Super Lawyers and Illinois Leading Lawyer status. We work as a team on many of our cases and pool our collective experience and knowledge to best service our clients.

We prioritize client satisfaction. We work closely with our clients to understand your goals and objectives, and we tailor our legal advice and advocacy to achieving those goals. Our areas of focus include:

Whether you are going through a divorce, dealing with an unexpected injury, facing criminal charges, or involved in a business dispute, we understand that your case is critically important to you. Our attorneys strive to ensure our clients’ rights and interests—both personal and financial—are protected at every step of the legal process. We believe that an open line of communication with our clients is essential and thus we make informed decisions about your case.

If you need exceptional legal assistance in any of our practice areas, contact us to schedule a free consultation. Our firm offers flexible appointment hours including Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and we are available for home visits if you cannot travel. We accept credit cards and also offer payment plans. Our staff includes numerous Spanish-speakers who are available to translate for clients whenever necessary.

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Our attorneys

The law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, has assembled an attorney team with a broad range of legal experience. Our ten-member team includes a court-appointed mediator and a former vice president of the family law section of the McHenry County Bar Association, as well as a former assistant state's attorney for McHenry County, and a former trauma and surgical nurse.

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Francisco J. Botto

Best Outcome Possible with My Case

I would like to thank you for helping me achieve the ultimate best outcome possible with my case. Also would like to proceed forward with the secretary of state hearing that could restore my driving privileges. I know the judge asked me to be as honest with them as I...

- Dean S., Traffic Law client

True Professionals

I would say all aspects of [my] case went smoothly from start to finish. [I] would recommend highly.

- Posted by William T., Workers’ Compensation client

I was very pleased with your firm

Both Mr. Botto and Liz are very knowledgeable and prompt in regards to my questions and issues. I also would not hesitate to recommend your firm to others and will do so when the opportunity presents itself. Thank you again, I am very happy with the outcome of my case.

- Posted by Hubertus 'Hoop' A. Hetterscheid, Workers’ Compensation client

Francis Botto is very professional

My questions were always answered in a way that I understood. He knew the law very very well and treated me with respect, and got me a very nice settlement of $200,000. I would refer him to anyone that needs a lawyer.

- Posted by David W., Workers’ Compensation client

You're in excellent hands with Francisco J. Botto

I am very grateful for the peace of mind that your office has returned to me by solving this problem. The services and attention that you provided to me and my case were always excellent.

- Posted by Jesus G., Workers’ Compensation client

Margi L. Worth

Thank you

I do thank you so much for helping us through this difficult time. You mean more to us than we can possible express. God bless you and your work.

- Posted by Jeffrey S.


Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC

970 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014