Firm Overview

If experience is a teacher, than we are well educated. Since 1909 we have been faithfully serving the Illinois Valley and beyond, helping our clients successfully navigate their legal issues and achieve their goals.

Our Story

Herbolsheimer, Duncan, Eiten, Hintz & Klinefelter, P.C. is a professional corporation whose predecessor firm was established circa 1909 when James Eugene Malone opened his sole practitioner law office in La Salle, Illinois. In 1935, Mr. Malone was joined by George L. Herbolsheimer.

With the exception of the time Mr. Herbolsheimer served in World War II, Eugene and George practiced law until Eugene’s death on July 1, 1949. George carried on the practice as a sole practitioner until September of 1960 when Eugene’s grandson, R. J. Lannon, Jr., joined him. The partnership between George Herbolsheimer and Jim Lannon was officially formed January 1, 1963. The firm continued to grow with the addition of T. Donald Henson (1942-2019) in August of 1970, John S. Duncan in August of 1973, Douglas Gift in September of 1975 (retired), Gary Eiten (1954-2019) in December of 1984, William P. Hintz in May of 2000 and Cote J. Klinefelter in August of 2016.

Herbolsheimer, Duncan, Eiten, Hintz & Klinefelter, P.C., currently has five attorneys and six staff members. Our office is located in La Salle, Illinois.

circa 1909

James Eugene Malone

establishes firm

circa 1935

George L. Herbolsheimer

joins firm

Jan. 1963

Richard Lannon

joins firm

Aug. 1970

T. Donald Henson

joins firm

Aug. 1973

John S. Duncan

joins firm

Sept. 1975

Douglas Gift

joins firm

Dec. 1984

Gary Eiten

joins firm

May. 2000

William P. Hintz

joins firm

Aug. 2016

Cote J. Klinefelter

joins firm