Areas of Practice

The Adler Law Firm is a full-service general practice law firm serving the needs of consumers, small businesses and individuals.


How do I protect myself when I set up a business venture? Come in and we'll tell you how, and we'll pair your situation with the appropriate entity - corporation, LLC (Limited Liability Company), partnership, or some other way of giving you peace of mind. We'll discuss insurance, tax and permits, and everything else that will affect your enterprise. And, when you call with a question or need to come in, we will be ready to serve you in a prompt and efficient manner. We return telephone calls, we stay in touch.

The Adler Law Firm is well suited to helping small business owners solve their legal and business problems. Dan Adler, who grew up working at Adler Roofing Company in Joliet, understands the challenges that small business owners face and how to put them at ease, listen to their problems and implement practical cost effective legal and business solutions.

Services for small businesses include:

  • Incorporations
  • General Representation
  • General Counsel
  • Litigation


The Adler Law Firm is well suited to helping individuals and families solve their legal and personal problems. Dan Adler, from a working class family himself, knows first hand the challenges that individuals and familites face and how to put them at ease, listen to their problems and implement cost effective solutions.

Services for individuals and families include:

Real Estate

Buying, selling or leasing, residential or commercial, landlord or tenant, each has a different need and focus. In each case, you need a written contract, and each contract needs to be tailored to your wants and needs. A seller is principally concerned with the size of the check at the end of the deal, while a buyer needs to assure that the title to the property is clear and the figures on the closing statement are accurate and what was agreed upon. Commercial leases involve proper zoning, insurance and costs above the rent figure. The purchase and sale of commercial and industrial property involve EPA issues as well as zoning and good title. Don't try it alone.

Family Law

Family law involves divorce, guardianships, adoptions, name changes, and more


Three of the major issues to be considered in a divorce case are:

  • ONE – are there children
  • TWO – how much money is involved
  • THREE – what is this going to cost
  • Custody of children – support
  • Award of marital assets – maintenance
  • Cost – emotional and financial

Many times in a marriage with children custody becomes an issue. We have successfully fought for child custody for fathers and for mothers, both in divorce court and in paternity cases. Custody cases are very expensive, both financially and on a persons emotional well-being. We will prepare you for the fight.

We will help you fight for what you are due, be it child support, maintenance (alimony) or property of the marriage. Marital property includes most retirement rights; a proper QDRO (Qualified Domestic Relations Order) or like order will be prepared. If a spouse has wasted marital assets, we'll go after a dissipation award.

Divorce costs, for attorneys fees, expert fees, examination fees where doctors are involved in a custody case, investigator fees, and other costs, can become staggering. We will tell you up front what the costs are, and how some of them can be avoided. Almost no one is happy right after the divorce is entered, but we make sure that we address what may happen so that you will have satisfaction with how you were treated by your attorney. And maybe you'll even be happy with the divorce two and a half years after its entry.

Almost every divorce has additional issues which need attention i.e. refinancing the house, removal of a former spouse from the mortgage obligation, resumption of maiden name, supervised visitation, grandparent visitation, moving out of state, and a myriad of others.

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Here are four exhibits used at four separate trials which we have conducted in cases. In one case, a car crash led to a spinal injury. In the second, the design of a riding mower allowed the mower to shift expectantly from a stopped to a forward position, throwing the client off the mower. The third case had to do with the defective design of a staircase in a public building; it caused an aged client to fall and fracture her hip. The tool with the blue handle in NOT a weapon in a case; rather the tool was an exhibit used to show how certain construction work was performed. I have it here only because it's a colorful exhibit.

We have obtained awards and settlements for our injured clients in many types of cases:

  • Industrial accidents involving death, crushing injuries and amputations
  • Car and truck crashes
  • Workplace accidents
  • Falls

We have done a lot of Workers' Compensation and Auto Accident work..

If you or a family member or friend has been injured, call us for a no cost interview to determine if you have a case. You will be able to speak with YOUR lawyer throughout your case.

Wills, Trusts, and Estate

A death is accompanied by much pain and confusion. Your loved ones will need help from people you can trust. We have the ability to help your loved ones through their time of loss; to ensure that your money goes where you wanted it to go, that your estate assets are protected, and that the necessary steps have been taken to minimize your Estate Tax Liabilities.

Anyone with children especially, should take the steps to ensure their estate in the eventuality of their passing.

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Probate & Estate

If a loved one has died, or is disabled and cannot care for themselves, it may be necessary to open a probate estate or create a guardianship estate. We can guide you through these tough times and make sure all the affairs are put right.