We are investigative lawyers who owe our success to the training that we received while working for the United States Government. Our law firm includes former federal prosecutors, former IRS Agents and criminal investigators, Certified Fraud Examiners, and CPAs. Because of this training, we are not the typical law firm that waits for the Government or a third-party litigant to act when there is imminent danger. On the contrary, our background and experience has taught us the value of being creative in actively and proactively investigating each matter, whether criminal or civil, so that we quickly master the facts and are in a position to render the best possible representation. Facts win cases. We know how to find, analyze and apply the facts in the most effective and cost efficient manner, which results in the best outcome for our clients. From our experience of over 40 years, we know that this approach works. This has resulted in successful outcomes for our clients in both criminal and civil matters, and in most instances has allowed cases to terminate without any media attention.
 The Illinois Supreme Court does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law, and the recognition is not required to practice law in Illinois.