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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.

Crystal Lake law firm Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC has successfully obtained a favorable ruling in a recent appeal of the case Adcock v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC.

The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is pleased to announce a recent successful appellate decision obtained by Attorneys Francisco J. Botto and Alex C. Wimmer. Attorneys Botto and Wimmer represented the claimant David Adcock in the case Adcock v. Illinois Workers' Compensation Comm'n, 2015 IL App (2d) 130884WC.

According to court documents, Adcock testified that on May 10, 2010 he sat on a rolling chair that his employer, Knaak Manufacturing, provided in order to accommodate a medical condition with his right knee while performing work-related tasks. Adcock injured his left knee while working and he sought benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act. Adcock's employer argued that the injury he sustained did not "arise out of" his employment because the act of turning in a chair is one used in everyday life. The arbitrator found in favor of Adcock.

The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC announces the hiring of experienced litigator Jeanne A. Barrett.

Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is pleased to welcome Associate Attorney Jeanne A. Barrett to the firm. Barrett brings extensive litigation experience from her over 11 years spent working as a Cook County Assistant State's Attorney. Barrett will concentrate her legal practice on both criminal law and family law matters.

As a former prosecutor, Barrett has handled numerous cases related to criminal law such as DUI's, juvenile law, misdemeanors and felonies. She also worked as a litigation specialist at the Chicago Legal Services Clinic, where she represented domestic violence victims.

The Crystal Lake law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC welcomes George A. Mueller to the firm.

The Crystal Lake law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC is pleased to welcome Attorney George A. Mueller to the team. Prior to joining Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, Mueller was the Founder and Principal Attorney at George A. Mueller & Associates, Ltd.

Mueller is a veteran litigator who has been successfully representing clients in McHenry and Kane Counties since 1981. He brings extensive trial experience in the areas of family law, criminal law, juvenile law and general civil litigation. Mueller also has experience handling estate planning and real estate matters.

May 2014 Settlement - Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC assisted a repeat workers' compensation client for whom we successfully settled a 2004 claim also for a back injury requiring fusion. The client sustained a second back injury in 2011 while lifting steel rods at work, requiring a revision to the fusion in 2012. After an extensive recovery period including aggressive physical therapy, the client was released with permanent restrictions and could not return to his previous employment. Several motions were filed by our office on client's behalf to force the workers' compensation insurance company to commence with a vocational rehabilitation program to assist client in finding alternative employment. Ultimately, the client was unable to find suitable employment and the case settled for $125,000.00.

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