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#61 AlphaKoncepts aka CGS

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:35 PM

 

I think everyone needs to be careful when signing up for an insurance, or pre-paid legal service agreement. I was looking into various companies and when I thought I found the right one I called them and asked for the names of the attorneys that they would contact to represent me if I were involved in a self defense shooting situation. They were able to provide me with only a single name. When I googled that attorney, I found he was a bankruptcy attorney cleaning extensive experience in wills and trusts. Not a single mention of any criminal defense background or training. Needless to say I did not sign up with that national firm. But based on the above comments I will be looking into Armed Citizens Defense Network, Inc.

With the ACLDN, you are not obligated to use their affiliated attorneys. If you have a preferred attorney, they will work with him/her.

 

Looks like they only pay up to $10k? I was reading their FAQ. Also says you may qualify for a grant from the fund, but doesn't say limitations or if you are guaranteed.   I am going to work up some questions and give them a lengthy email next week.


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#62 AlphaKoncepts aka CGS

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 03:36 PM

 

I want to add the name of one of my students,

 

Beau Winston

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Have an address?

 

I don't, but I just I invited Beau to join the forum. Hopefully he'll come add his address himself.


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#63 semper1911

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Posted 01 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

Anyone know of a firearm defense friendly lawyer in central illinois?  Been Talking with a few, they are firearm friendly but lack indepth knowledge to answer all my questions.



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Posted 01 April 2014 - 06:49 PM

I just got hooked up with Mike Mcmahon (posted on first page of this discussion by Molly B).  He is out of the Hinsdale area.  Seems like a good guy.  He gave me his personal cell number and instructed me to call if needed 24hrs/day.  Sounds like he is very pro 2A and is in the process of getting his CCL permit as well. 



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:28 PM

What about USCCA?  or ccw Safe or NRA ??? don't know.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 03:06 PM

Ive really been reading up on this lately and am leaning towards ccw safe. I like the five year plan, you save $99 also. Doug

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 07:41 PM

Any in the  618 area code or near there at all?



#68 Molly B.

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 02:27 PM

Added

Federman and Associates

7101 N. Cicero Ave

Ste 200

Lincolnwood Il 60712

847 679 8300

Email squire25@aol.com

Both Cook and Lake County


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 03:09 PM

Molly, glad to see that new addition as I live in Cook County.

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 06:21 AM

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Federman and Associates

7101 N. Cicero Ave

Ste 200

Lincolnwood Il 60712

847 679 8300

Email squire25@aol.com

Both Cook and Lake County

I have spoken to Irv Federman myself and am going to see him probably end of next week. My conversation with him a couple of days ago was positive. He is a very experienced criminal attorney that is in practice with his daughter. He has some FOID and CCL denial work on his plate and is starting to work through the mechanics. I am meeting with him for the purpose of getting to know him a bit better and share experiences. At present, have other counsel engages, though the process I am dealing with is likely to be more drawn out and tortured. He certainly does seem to be a person I could work with. Given my professional involvement in tax practice over the last 30+ years I work with counsel on client matters daily so I have pretty deep experience in the process. 



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:32 AM

Molly- anyone in or near Ogle Co ? i.e Winnebago or Boone or Lee or DeKalb Co.?



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:16 AM

Anyone know of a firearm defense friendly lawyer in central illinois?  Been Talking with a few, they are firearm friendly but lack indepth knowledge to answer all my questions.

Jim Kelly Law

4801 N. Prospect Road

Peoria Heights, IL 61616

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 06:55 PM

My firm filed suit in federal court today alleging the the Concealed Carry system violates the civil rights of Illinois handgun owners. Secret objections. Secret objectors. Secret evidence. Secret deliberations exempt from the Open Meetings Act. A vague and ambiguous standard. A sealed record immune to FOIA. A judicial review that is limited to the "record below", that is, to proceedings in which the applicant had no input, and in which the judge's only power is to review what he can order disclosed for abuse of discretion, and in which the judge has no power to permit the disappointed applicant to give his or her side of the story. The Board itself, by the Act describing its composition, is tilted to prosecutors and law enforcement agents. We are taking this one on, bow to stern, both on Due Process and Prior Restraint grounds.

 

I posted more about today's lawsuit at post #67 in the thread, "Appealing CCL Denial by Board of Review", http://illinoiscarry...ic=47833&page=3

 

J. D. Obenberger, Attorney at Law

115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2600

Chicago, IL 60603

 

312.558.6420


Edited by xxxlaw, 21 April 2014 - 06:57 PM.

Attorney JD Obenberger - 115 South LaSalle Street, Suite 2600 - Chicago, IL 60603 - 312.558.6420 - xxxlaw at gmail.com


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 04:06 AM

Needing a good attorney for a FOID appeal in the Rockford area.  Any recommendations?


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Posted 01 July 2014 - 02:53 PM

Needing a good attorney for a FOID appeal in the Rockford area.  Any recommendations?

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Posted 25 August 2014 - 10:43 PM

Anyone know a good attorney in the whiteside Co/Fulton, IL. area?


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Posted 06 September 2014 - 07:21 AM

We just hired these guys; edwilliamslaw.com (in crook county)

An online buddy recommended them andthey have 12 CCL cases. Sounds like they only do adminstrative law. Do FOID, etc.

So far so good!

 

(edit - when I say we 'just' hired them, I mean in 2014. Had used someone else in years passed.)


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Posted 02 October 2014 - 05:37 PM

Just an fyi on Jennifer Stallings, I emailed her out of curiousity and she handles denials of foid / CCP licenses. She does not handle firearm defense cases.


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2000 McDonald Road, Suite 200
South Elgin, IL 60177
Phone: (847) 695-2400
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Posted 03 October 2014 - 06:46 PM

Any in the  618 area code or near there at all?

 

David Lawler is willing to take self defense cases supports concealed carry.  He works in the Adam B. Lawler firm in Marion Illinois, his uncle's firm I believe.  He did give me cards to  hand out to anyone who wants someone to contact in case of emergency.   He said he checks for messages even on weekends.  The firms phone number is 618-993-2222 and his email is dlawler@adamblawler.com 


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Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrong doers should dominate just men.  -  Augustine

Three school masacres have been stopped by civilians with firearms. Two with handguns and the third by a guy with a shotgun. (Pearl, Ms; Appalacian School of Law; Edinboro,Pa)


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Posted 04 October 2014 - 08:28 AM

Is there still no one in Winnebago/Boone/Stephenson/Ogle Counties yet? 



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Posted 21 October 2014 - 05:46 AM

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:28 PM

http://www.isra.org/..._referral.shtml
 

Molly - this link from your initial post isn't working anymore.  It gives a "404 - not found" error.  It appears they have moved/deleted the page.
 


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Posted 09 November 2014 - 09:41 PM

http://www.isra.org/..._referral.shtml
 

Molly - this link from your initial post isn't working anymore.  It gives a "404 - not found" error.  It appears they have moved/deleted the page.
 

 

They revamped the website not long ago.  I suspect the info is still there, just need to find the new page URL.  To see some things now, you need to be a member and logged in.


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 03:02 PM

 

Any in the  618 area code or near there at all?

 

David Lawler is willing to take self defense cases supports concealed carry.  He works in the Adam B. Lawler firm in Marion Illinois, his uncle's firm I believe.  He did give me cards to  hand out to anyone who wants someone to contact in case of emergency.   He said he checks for messages even on weekends.  The firms phone number is 618-993-2222 and his email is dlawler@adamblawler.com 

 

 

Junglebob, much appreciation for posting David Lawler's contact info.  Based upon your recommendation, I just had a pleasant chat with him.  He's very knowledgeable on 2nd Amendment issues in Illinois and, for us in the southern part of the state, is an excellent option as an emergency contact in the event that any of us are, God forbid, involved in a self-defense shooting.

 

After our discussion, I think he plans to join IllinoisCarry and is willing to provide other info, such as responses to hypothetical situations, for the forum.

 

Thanks again - FarmHand357


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 06:43 PM

I thought I had posted this.   Here's a site for nationwide pro 2A lawyers.

 

http://www.theshootersbar.org/


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Posted 18 November 2014 - 08:54 PM

FarmHand357, Thanks for talking with David Lawler about joining the forum.

Disarming the people (is) the best and most effectual way to enslave them. George Mason

Though defensive violence will always be a sad necessity in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrong doers should dominate just men.  -  Augustine

Three school masacres have been stopped by civilians with firearms. Two with handguns and the third by a guy with a shotgun. (Pearl, Ms; Appalacian School of Law; Edinboro,Pa)


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Posted 04 December 2014 - 10:20 AM

Anyone know a reliable attorney in Vermillion Co.?


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 01:54 PM

I shall bookmark this thread for reference. Several of the ones I'm considering as an "on call" attorney are on this list. Good to have my research conclusions confirmed.


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Posted 03 January 2015 - 02:15 PM

I would like to request that the names and info from this post be made into a PDF or a plain text file and put in with a sticky post. IN the pdf, please include the date created.

 

Thank you.


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#90 Molly B.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 09:07 PM

Adding an attorney who has been successful in several CCL court appeals:

 

Ryan L. Powers
Froehling, Weber & Schell, LLP
167 West Elm Street
Canton, Illinois 61520
(309) 647-6317
(309) 647-6350 (fax)
 


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