Law Firm

John L. Steele (CBS)

Panel Could Pull License Of Lawyer Accused Of Shakedowns

CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez recently reported about shakedown claims made against lawyer John L. Steele. Now, a state panel is investigating whether the same professional sought “settlements” from people for downloading porn.


Photo Of Gamblers Playing The Slots. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lang Steps Aside As Gambling Expansion Sponsor Over ‘Perceived Conflict’

The longtime backer of a push to expand gambling in Illinois has dropped his name from a pending bill over “perceived conflict of interest” with a law firm where he’s counsel.


Reid Schar, the federal prosecutor who led the corruption case against former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, is leaving the U.S. Attorney's office to join Jenner & Block, a prominent Chicago law firm. (Credit: CBS)

Lead Blagojevich Prosecutor Joining Chicago Law Firm

The federal prosecutor who led the team that convicted former Gov. Rod Blagojevich is leaving the U.S. Attorney’s office to join a prominent Chicago law firm.

CBS Chicago–06/04/2012

Mayor Richard M. Daley

Retired Mayor Daley Takes Post At Law Firm

Retired Mayor Richard M. Daley has a new job with a Chicago law firm.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2011

U.S.currency. (credit: BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images)

Law Firm Office Manager Gets 8 Years For Stealing Nearly $900,000

A longtime office manager at a downtown law firm was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday after she admitted she stole nearly $900,000 of the company’s money to pad her personal bank account and treat herself and her mother to lavish meals.