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Top Litigators Practicing in Northern Illinois

We have successfully resolved the legal challenges of thousands of family law, personal injury, and criminal law clients

Top Litigators Practicing in Northern Illinois

We have successfully resolved the legal challenges of thousands of family law, personal injury, and criminal law clients

Top Litigators Practicing in Northern Illinois

We have successfully resolved the legal challenges of thousands of family law, personal injury, and criminal law clients

  • $800,000

    Workers' Compensation

    The Petitioner suffered back injury more than 14 years and was diagnosed with Cauda Equina Syndrome. Her case was tried 10 years ago and she was awarded permanent benefits including medical treatment and maintenance. The Respondent attorney re-opened her case in 2016 and filed motions to cut off benefits arguing that she was no longer permanently and totally disabled. After months of litigation all issues were settled and resulted in one of the largest awards in a Worker's Compensation case.

  • $465,000

    Personal Injury Settlement

    Settlement of $465,000.00 reached when defendant failed to stop for non-moving traffic and rearended the vehicle in front of him, which was then pushed into a client's vehicle. After conservative medical treatment failed, client underwent cervical and lumbar surgeries for herniated discs in his neck and back. Following the surgeries, client was able to return to work full-time as a mechanical engineer.

  • $350,000

    Workers' Compensation

    Settlement was obtained by Attorney Francisco J. Botto, where our client had neck and shoulder surgery due to a work accident. The employer refused to pay the correct average weekly wage, and initially denied authorization for neck surgery. After depositions of fact witnesses concerning average weekly wage, the employer agreed to reimburse our client for significant back pay in arrears, and all medical treatment was authorized.

  • $240,000

    Personal Injury Settlement

    In a difficult slip and fall case BGSA attorneys were able to successfully argue at binding arbitration that the client's fall and torn rotator cuff was caused by the landlord's failure to keep the stairs free of debris, resulting in an award of over $240,000, even after taking into consideration comparative fault of our client.

McHenry County Lawyers

Attorneys For Personal Injury, Family Law, Workers' Comp, Real Estate, Criminal and Estate Planning

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

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC

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 at 815-338-3838 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.

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

At Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, we are prepared to help you and your family through a wide range of legal matters. Whether you are ready to move forward with a divorce, have been injured in an accident, want to form your will, or have been charged with a crime, we are ready to take on your case. Once you hire us, we will conduct an in-depth analysis of your situation, explain your rights, and guide you through your legal options.

  • 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. The entire staff handled every step, putting our minds at ease. We greatly appreciate the work Alex Wimmer did for us. 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

  • 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

  • I want to thank you for having 2 amazing associates. Mr. Mueller handled my sons case. 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

  • 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. May you and your team have a bright future ahead of you. Thanks Again for all your hard work.

    - Nelson S., Workers' Compensation client


Our McHenry County attorneys are ready to help you obtain the workers' compensation benefits you are entitled to under Illinois law.


Have you been hurt in an accident caused by someone else? Our personal injury attorneys can help you obtain compensation for your injuries.


If you have been charged with a crime, contact our Illinois criminal defense attorneys today to begin building your defense strategy.


Buying or a selling a home? Dealing with a more complex real estate matter? Our Crystal Lake attorneys are ready to represent you.


Our McHenry County lawyers represent men and women in all types of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, and support.


Are you ready to write your will, protect your assets, and otherwise plan for the future? Contact us for help today.

Read Our FAQ Pages

While we find each client and case is unique, we do hear many similar questions. Our attorneys have compiled some of the more frequently asked questions for you to review and if you need more information, please call us at 815-338-3838

Personal injury claims may seem straightforward, yet can become very complex. If you were injured in an accident caused by another person's negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct, then you may be able to sue for economic and non-economic damages.

Family Law matters including divorce, child support, parenting issues and property division can cause stress during and after a divorce. Having an experienced lawyer to handle your case can help you move forward.

Estate Planning can be confusing and if done incorrectly, may not hold up after you are incapacitated or pass away. Make sure your wishes are respected with a solid estate plan and documents from Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC.

Workers' Compensation claims tend to have a higher rate of success when handled by an experienced worker's comp lawyer.

Real Estate - If you want to buy, sell, or protect a home from foreclosure, we can help with your real estate matter. Call 815-338-3838.

No matter your legal matter, obtaining representation and advice early on puts you in the best position possible. The further you go without an experienced attorney by your side, the longer you lack the information you need. Visit our FAQ pages to learn more.

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