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Criminal Cases VS Civil Cases

Criminal cases are brought by the government prosecutor against an individual or corporation for violating the law. The punishment in those cases is generally jail ...
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Why Does A Personal Injury Case Take So Long?

A question we are commonly asked here at Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf by our clients is, “Why do cases take so long?”.And the answer is ...
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Damage Caps Shown To Have No Role in Reducing Doctor’s Malpractice Premiums

Americans for Insurance Reform recently published two studies of the medical malpractice insurance industry. These studies show that malpractice premiums and claims made are at the lowest ...
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Personal Injury & Divorce: The History, Analysis and Standard to be Applied in Illinois

Kenneth A. Hoffman and Todd R. Warren Divorce and personal injury, while separate and distinct areas of the law, share many common traits: Illinois Courts ...
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How The practice of Law Has Changed Over The Years

A lot has changed since I started practicing law in 1991, and we started Mitchell Hoffman & Wolf in 1998. Not only has technology drastically ...
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Disclosing Bankruptcy in a Personal Injury Action

The opening of or existence of a Bankruptcy claim by a plaintiff in a personal injury action can have major effects on the outcome of ...
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Does Your Dog Bite? “It’s Not My Dog” May Not Be a Defense

In Illinois there are several possible legal theories for recovery for dog bite victims.  Initially a claim can be made under the Illinois Animal Control ...
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What Is Medical Malpractice?

In order to prove a medical malpractice case under Illinois law, the injured party must prove through expert testimony that the health care provider (doctor, ...
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Nursing Home Care Checklist

It is always a difficult decision to place a loved one into a nursing home or other skilled care facility. Here are a some helpful ...
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The Rule of Law and Independence of Our Judiciary

Often times we’ll see decisions on the TV news or in the newspapers that judges rendered across the country.  While we may disagree with the ...
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Does the Use of a US Subsidiary to Distribute a Product Manufactured By a Foreign Parent Company Suffice For The Exercise of Personal Jurisdiction?

Personal jurisdiction over an out-of-state defendant may only be exercised if the defendant has certain “minimum contacts” with the forum state so that requiring the ...
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MHW Files Suit in Dog Attack

MHW Files Suit in Dog Attack MWH recently filed suit against a dog owner and the condo association where she lived, for a vicious dog ...
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