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THE VOICE OF ILLINOIS CYCLISTS HEARD DOWN IN SPRINGFIELD

I implore all my biking friends to read this article. It is great news to see the lawmakers in our great state protecting the rights—and lives!—of us cyclists. House Bill 5912 is an important first step. The job is not down, however! We have to k… Read More
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PASSING A SCHOOL BUS

A person who does not stop before reaching a school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging students is guilty of Passing a School Bus. One must stop when the lights are activated on the school bus and the driver shall not proceed unt… Read More
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8 DRASTIC CHANGES TO THE ILLINOIS MARRIAGE AND DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ACT YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF

written by J. Patrick Nelson Effective January 1, 2016 changes to the IMDMA drastically changed the way divorce and family law cases are handled. In recognition of the many changes that have taken place in society and with families since the passage… Read More
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HARSHER PENALTIES FOR SPEEDING: NEW AGGRAVATED SPEEDING STATUTE

Traffic Attorney J. Patrick Nelson   A person driving more than 26 miles in excess of the posted speed limit commits the offense of Aggravated Speeding. Aggravated Speeding is classified as either a Class A or Class B misdemeanor depending on h… Read More
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Juror Misconduct in Murder Trial

Below are two links to a Chicago Tribune article, as well as one from  the Herald News.  The articles report on our Motion For A New Trial, based on Juror misconduct, filed in the People v. Christopher Thompson Case.  We filed the motion afte… Read More
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SHOULD I TALK TO THE POLICE?

Most commonly asked question. “Should I talk to the police?” along with “Should I take the Breathalyzer?” are the two questions I get asked most by clients and friends. Put lie detector on the list also. The answer is, almost invariably, “… Read More
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bikecounsel.com

Casey, Nelson LLP. is excited to announce a new division and practice area.  John Casey–an avid cyclist and triathlete–will be running bikecounsel.com.  The site will be dedicated to advocating for the rights and safety of cyclists.  W… Read More
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What Does a Divorce Lawyer Do?

A lawyer that represents a party in a divorce can serve many roles, including investigator, negotiator and advisor. Most importantly, though, a divorce lawyer is an advocate for their client, guiding the client through the divorce process and helping… Read More
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