Areas of Practice
Located in Crystal Lake, Illinois for nearly 30 years, The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. offers a wide range of legal services to McHenry, Lake and Kane counties. Our team has over 150 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys and staff are ready to assist you. Below is a short list of the main areas of legal expertise.
Personal Injury and Worker's Compensation
If you've been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, dangerous property condition, medical malpractice, or animal bite, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your injuries. If your injury was sustained in the workplace you may be entitled to worker's compensation benefits.
Attorney Gregory Waggoner will review the merits of your case and explain your options for seeking compensation for your injuries. In addition to your immediate medical expenses, you may also be eligible for reimbursement for follow-up medical visits, medical devices, medication, physical therapy, lost wages and even punitive damages if gross negligence or fraud is involved. He and our experienced paralegal will help handle your insurance claims to ensure you obtain a fair settlement for your expenses, and help you interact with representatives of all negligent parties to preserve your rights.
We take cases on a contingency fee basis, so you can afford representation to recover compensation and at the same time benefit from the experience of accomplished attorneys. No fee is owed unless a settlement or recovery is made. Contact Attorney Gregory Waggoner for an evaluation of your case today.
Real Estate Law
With over 35 years of experience in the ever-changing real estate market of McHenry County, The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C., has earned the trust and respect of buyers and sellers alike. As our valued client, you represent our first and only priority. We regularly represent owners, developers, investors, lenders, borrowers, landlords, tenants, and other real estate professionals in every phase of their work, including acquisitions, financing and leasing. As an added bonus, our dedicated real estate paralegal works closely with our attorneys, ensuring that all aspects of your transaction are handled in an accurate, efficient and cost effective manner.
Avoid potentially costly mistakes and disputes. No matter what your real estate need, you owe it to yourself to consult with the skilled counsel of The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C.
Will and Estate Planning
Every family should have an estate plan which has been customized for their family. Your loved ones and heirs can suffer painful financial consequences and misdirected asset distributions if they are forced to rely upon the default rules made by the State of Illinois for decedents who have no plan in place.
It is equally important to have your estate plan developed by an experienced law firm like The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. that focuses on estate planning. In the past 35 years we have earned the trust of many families in McHenry County by helping guide them through effective and well planned estate plans for their families.
Creating your own estate plan is a powerful way to protect your family, minimize or eliminate Federal and State estate taxes, and ensure that your desires and objectives are carried out. Part of our estate planning process always includes discussion and implementation of Health Care Directives consisting of Living Will Declarations, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Stand-By Guardianships. Contact David Waggoner or Sandra Kerrick today!
Many of the legal considerations for business planning focus upon risk. How your company is structured and the terms and conditions under which it is organized will determine the amount of financial and legal liability you and your directors, managers, or partners are exposed to. The attorneys of The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. have extensive experience in the design, formation, and operation of all types of business entities, including S corporations, C corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and general partnerships. Businesses across McHenry County rely on us to provide advice on the important business issues that arise during their course of operation including employment, tax, contracts, securities, licensing and regulatory matters, litigation, and the sale of businesses. Our firm has also organized and advised many Not-For-Profit corporations.
It is impossible to predict what the future may bring, but, with effective business planning, we can help ensure that your business is prepared for all contingencies. Count on The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. to handle all your business law needs!
Land Use and Zoning Law
A significant part of Attorney Lisa Waggoner's practice focuses on assisting clients in obtaining governmental approvals for development of their property. Her clients include individuals, corporate entities and real estate developers seeking to rezone or subdivide property, obtain variances or conditional use permits, and negotiate agreements with governmental entities. You need experienced attorneys on your side to work through these complicated processes in an effective and efficient manner. In her 33 years of practice, Lisa Waggoner has represented both private clients and municipal entities. The vast knowledge and experience she has gained from working “both sides of the table” helps to obtain a positive result in even the most complicated political situations. She can get you the results you desire because she understands how to communicate and work with municipal staff, planners, engineers, planning commissions, zoning boards and municipal councils.
Homeowners Association Law
Having an attorney that is experienced in homeowners' association law is essential for every community that is governed by the covenants, rules and regulations of a common interest association. Our firm has represented many homeowners associations, townhome owners associations and condominium owners associations in the northwest suburbs of Illinois. The associations may vary in size and complexity, but their need for personal service and prompt effective counsel is consistent. Our firm has the ability and experience to make an exceptional commitment to provide objective legal counsel to these associations. With a deep understanding of the nuances of this area of the law, our attorneys can advise the board of the association, no matter what their level of experience in governance, on the best legal course of action for their particular legal matter. Contact Attorney Lisa Waggoner today!
No matter what dispute faces you, The Waggoner Law Firm, P.C. can help with your civil litigation matters. Attorney Gregory Waggoner has more than 40 years of experience assisting hundreds of clients with civil matters. Our firm handles many types of cases including:
Property Damage Claims
Real Estate Disputes
Collections of Debt
Greg's success as a civil litigation attorney is based on his understanding of the law and his commitment to obtain the best possible result for his clients. He works closely with each client keeping them fully advised of case developments. He understands the necessity of timely communication with his clients.
In family law matters, effective legal representation can make the difference in the outcome of the case. Whether tried to conclusion or settled through negotiations, it is essential to have an attorney who is knowledgeable of the law and will passionately advocate your interests. Attorney Gregory Waggoner has over 40 years of experience and is well prepared to represent you in divorce, post decree matters including modification of child support and maintenance, guardianship for minors and disabled adults, and Juvenile Court. Contact Greg for a consultation today!