Practice Areas

We have been serving our community for over 100 years. We have a strong transactional law practice in which we cover a variety of corporate, real estate, agricultural, and commercial law, estate planning and probate matters. Our attorneys also have significant experience in handling all areas of litigation including personal injury, worker's compensation, family law and property damage claims.

Real Estate

Whether you’re buying your first home or selling commercial property, our office stands ready to bring your transaction to a successful closing.  With over 85 years combined experience in real estate, our attorneys pride themselves in offering exceptional personal service from contract to closing, ensuring your questions and concerns are addressed along the way.  As an Attorney Title Guaranty Fund agent, we offer competitive title insurance pricing to serve your needs at each step of the transaction.

Our representation extends to complex real estate transactions, such as Section 1031 Exchanges and zoning & annexation petitions. If you’re a landlord or a tenant, we also offer lease agreements and representation in eviction proceedings.  Beyond the closing table, our extensive courtroom experience will protect your rights in mortgage foreclosures, boundary line disputes, and partition actions.

  • Residential & Commercial
  • Title Insurance Services
  • § 1031 Exchanges
  • Lease Agreements
  • Zoning/Annexation
  • Boundary Line Disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Evictions

Corporate / Business

Are you thinking of starting a new business? Should you operate as a sole proprietorship, a corporation, or a limited liability company? Let our corporate and business law expertise go to work for you.

We offer business counseling from the beginning of your idea, to the formation of your company, through the ongoing maintenance, and finally to the sale of the business you built from the ground up. Throughout the life of your business, our attorneys will guide you through adding and removing partners with buy/sell agreements, stock redemptions, and buyouts.

  • Succession Planning
  • Sales and Purchases
  • Entity Selection, Formation, & Maintenance
  • Bylaws, Operating Agreements

Outstanding Defense Award

from the Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Awards

Outstanding Defense Award

from the Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Awards

Award Winning Representation

At the 2016 Jury Verdict Reporter Trial Excellence Awards Ceremony, attorneys Gary R. Eiten and William P. Hintz of the law firm Herbolsheimer, Duncan, Eiten and Hintz, P.C., received awards for Outstanding Defense Verdict in an Automobile Case. Mr. Eiten and Mr. Hintz were recognized for their successful representation of the defendant in a Kendall County wrongful death case tried in May 2015, Vantreese v. Stewart Spreading, in which the plaintiff had sought 26 million dollars but was awarded only $220,240.

The Jury Verdict Reporter recognizes superior outcomes and record verdicts achieved by lawyers from both the plaintiff and defense bars throughout Illinois.

Estate Planning & Probate

You’ve worked hard your entire life to build something to pass on to your loved ones. Trust our law firm’s over 100 year history to ensure your wishes are followed.  Our estate planning services include revocable and irrevocable trusts, Last Will & Testaments, powers of attorney, advanced directives, and transfer on death instruments.

Trust our law firm’s over 100 year history to ensure your wishes are followed. 

Save your family thousands of dollars and months of aggravation by allowing our attorneys to counsel you with the right estate plan. Whether your estate is modest or you require advanced estate tax strategies, let us tailor a plan that fits your needs.

We also offer probate administration and guardianship services.  When a loved one is in need of extra care, turn to our attorneys to see that person is treated with dignity and respect during this difficult time.  With the passing of a family member, trust our attorneys to complete the probate process professionally and efficiently, allowing you to focus on your family.

  • Trusts and Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Probate Administration
  • Will/Trust Contests
  • Guardianships

Family Law

We understand divorce and child custody will be some of the biggest and most stressful challenges you face.  Our attorneys will work towards an amicable resolution but are prepared to fight to protect your rights while bringing the proceeding to a quick and fair conclusion.  Trust our experience in crafting parenting plans, property & maintenance settlements, child support withholding orders, and Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDRO”).  We also offer adoption services when you’re considering adding another child to your family.

  • Divorce
  • Child Custody & Support
  • Adoption
  • Post Judgment Issues
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Order (“QDRO”)

Personal Injury, Workers Compensation & Civil Litigation

When an accident happens, you have enough to worry about. If you suffer an injury, we will fight to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Our seasoned trial attorneys have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of injury related disputes, including employers and employees in workers’ compensation matters.

We also serve clients’ needs in all other civil litigation matters, including collections, small claims complaints, and breach of contract actions. Our trial experience coupled with the expertise in the underlying areas of the law make our office the best fit to achieve your goals.

  • Auto Accident
  • Slip & Fall
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Animal Liability
  • Collections

Employment Law

Whether you need to craft an employment policy, are embroiled in a discrimination charge, or involved in a management/labor dispute, employers and employees alike can rely on our attorneys’ knowledge in navigating the numerous federal and state employment statutes and regulations.  We have extensive experience in handling cases before the Illinois Department of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.  Our attorneys also offer representation in preparing and enforcing employment contracts and severance agreements.

  • Sex Discrimination
  • Race Discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)

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Geographical Regions Served

The firm serves a number of geographical areas, including Bureau, Champaign, Cook, DeKalb, Ford, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kankakee, Kendall, La Salle, Lee, Livingston,  Marshall, McLean, Ogle, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Tazewell, Whiteside, Will, Winnebago and Woodford Counties in Illinois.

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • Illinois Industrial Commission: Ottawa; DeKalb; Rock Falls.














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