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McHenry County Law Firm Adds Neil M. Connolly to Law Team.

Neil M. ConnollyBotto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Neil M. Connolly to its McHenry County offices. Mr. Connolly joins the firm with extensive experience in family and criminal law, and civil litigation. At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, he will focus his practice in the areas of criminal law, primarily on traffic, DUI and misdemeanor matters.

Attorney Neil M. Connolly graduated in 2010 from Western Illinois University, where he earned a degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. In 2013, he graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, and was admitted to the Illinois Bar that same year.

His experience prior to joining Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC includes two years with a Peoria-based family law practice, a year with the family Law Group, and one year managing a solo law practice. He began his career focusing primarily on matters of family law, later expanding his knowledge to include a practice of criminal law and civil litigation.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, welcomes attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis to the firm.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC , is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis to the firm's McHenry County office. Ms. Ellis joins the firm ready to serve clients with her deep understanding of law and finance. She will focus her practice in the areas of Family Law, Family Mediation and Estate Planning.

Attorney Elizabeth M. Ellis graduated from Loyola University, Chicago, in 2001 with a bachelor of science degree. She earned her law degree from DePaul University, graduating in 2003 with a Certificate in the Law of Taxation. Ellis was admitted to the bar in Illinois 2005 and the Northern District of Illinois in 2012.

The Crystal Lake law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC announces the hiring of Associate Attorney Michael J. Murphy.

The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is pleased to announce the hiring of Associate Attorney Michael J. Murphy . Prior to joining Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, Murphy served as the owner and principal attorney of his own law firm for over 10 years. He concentrates his legal practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, and business development.

Murphy graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University, where he obtained his B.A. in International Studies. He went on to obtain his J.D. from liT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Drafting.

March 24, 2016 - Northwest Herald

Jurors found a Woodstock man not guilty of sexually assaulting a young girl he knew for nearly a decade.

Erik J. Avila-Arredondo was arrested in September 2014 and indicted on four counts of criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, two counts of indecent solicitation of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Avila-Arredondo was acquainted with the alleged victim's mother for nine years, prosecutors said. The 36-year-old, who was out on bond, cried Thursday afternoon as McHenry County Judge Michael Feetterer read each verdict to the court.

The Crystal Lake law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC announces a favorable ruling from the appellate court in the case Keiser-Long v. Owens (2015 IL App (4th) 140612).

The law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC announces a favorable appellate court ruling in the Champaign County case Keiser-Long v. Owens (2015 IL App (4th) 140612). Associate Attorney Alex C. Wimmer of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC represented the Plaintiff Carol Keiser-Long.

According to court documents, in 2008, Keiser-Long and Owens were involved in a car accident in Champaign County, when the defendant, Owens, disobeyed a stop sign. Owens admitted negligence and evidence was presented that confirmed that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. In November 2013, Keiser-Long filed a complaint seeking compensatory damages for her pain and suffering, medical expenses in addition to lost earning capacity and lost earning potential. Keiser-Long was self-employed and the sole shareholder of two corporations related to the cattle industry.

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