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Personal Injury

McHenry County Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Clients in Cook, Lake, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties If you are injured in an accident caused by the negligent...

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Workers' Compensation

McHenry County Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Serving Cook, DeKalb, Boone, Kane, and Winnebago Counties In Illinois, employers are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance for their...

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Criminal Law

McHenry County Criminal Law Attorneys Illinois Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Northern Chicagoland When you are thrown into the criminal law system, it can be overwhelming. Whether you...

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Real Estate

McHenry County Real Estate Attorneys Experienced Lawyers Serving Woodstock, Crystal Lake, and Chicagoland Real estate transactions of all kinds involve numerous details and can be extremely complex...

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Corporate Law

Crystal Lake Corporate Law Attorneys Serving Business Clients in Woodstock, McHenry County, and Northern Illinois Having experienced legal representation available when needed is an essential component to...

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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.


Hardworking and Dedicated to My Case
"Let me formally say thank you, to you and your team for all your efforts on my behalf, thru this difficult experience. It's been a long 3 yrs from surgeries to therapy and recovery.But all along the way, the one thing I was Re-assured of was that you and your team were there. Always quick to respond and act, on my behalf. You encouraged me to ask questions and when I did, answered them in a down to earth way. May you and your team have a bright future ahead of you. I'm sure that you do! Thanks Again for all your hard work. Sorry it's taken a few days to write this thank you note. Should anyone I know or meet be in need of your Help with their legal issues I will certainly recommend you!"
- Nelson S., Workers' Compensation client
Always in Touch
"I feel I had a good experience with Francisco. He told me the day we talked that it could be between 18% and 25% but would try for more and he hit in between and anytime I emailed him thinking he would reply the next day, he replied that same night so I could say it was good and everyone I know has heard about you guys."
- Bryan M., Workers' Compensation client
Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC Kept Our Minds at Ease
"When the housing market crashed, the value in our home dropped dramatically. We attempted to lower our interest rates to current levels and the bank refused. We contacted Alex Wimmer with Botto Gilbert Lancaster PC. He did a tremendous job explaining to us the various options we had at our disposal. We decided to attempt a short sale on our home and hired Alex and his firm to represent us. The entire staff handled every step, putting our minds at ease. We greatly appreciate the work Alex Wimmer did for us and want to express our sincere gratitude to Stacy McCormick for her tireless efforts to keep things running smoothly. We recently closed on the sale of our home. We would recommend them to anybody who needs assistance with their real estate challenges."
- Sarah M., Real Estate client
Very Professional and Caring
"Dear Sir, I want to thank you for having 2 amazing associates. Mr.Mueller handled my sons case (Dan Maresca). The outcome was better than we could have hoped for. He was very professional and caring throughout the proceedings. I had a few issues relating to his case that Jeane Barrett handled. Again the results were better than I expected. I will recommend your firm to anyone that asks."
- Jan W., client
Best Outcome Possible for My Case with Mr. Botto
"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 was with him, but feel under the circumstances I need to proceed forward with them regardless. Will be necessary to get those community service hours done as well as just moving forward from all of this."
- Dean S., Traffic Law client

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC

970 McHenry Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014