About this office:
Originally established in 1900 by W.W. Duncan and E.E. Denison, Howerton Dorris & Stone is deeply rooted in Southern Illinois. Legendary trial lawyers Ralph W. Harris and R. Gordon Lambert entrusted their firm to us and form our link to the past. Like our founders, we are dedicated to helping people injured at work, in car crashes, or in consequence to negligent doctors or unsafe products. We fight insurance companies and prosecute insurance bad faith, coverage and stacking cases. Howerton, Dorris & Stone is honored to be listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers.
Significant cases handled by the firm: Brown v. Baker (1996), 284 Ill.App.3d 401, 672 N.E.2d 69; Bruder v. Country Mutual Ins. Co., 156 Ill2d 179, 620 N.E.2d 355, appealed therefrom from Illinois Appellate Court 232 Ill.App.3d 221, 596 N.E.2d 875; Murphy v. State Farm Mutual Auto. Ins. Co. (1992), 234 Ill.App.3d 222, 599 N.E.2d 446; Gibbs v. Madison Mutual Inc. Co. (1993), 242 Ill.App.3d 147, 610 N.E.2d 143; Fearheiley v. Summers (1993), 246 Ill.App.3d 86, 614 N.E.2d 1377; Emerson v. American Bankers Ins. Co. of Florida (1992), 223 Ill.App.3d 929, 585 N.R.2d 1315; Lane v. Hardees (7th Cir. 1999), 184 F.3d 705; Howat v. Donelson (1999), 305 Ill.App.3d 183, 711 N.E.2d 440.
Statement of Practice Summary:
Plaintiff's Personal Injury; Workers Compensation Law; Insurance Bad Faith; Breach of Contract; Medical Malpractice; General Civil and Trial Practice.; Administrative Hearings and Appeals; Judicial Review; Crop Damage; Farm Equipment Liability; Dram Shop Liability; Arbitration; Mediation; Civil Appeals; Aviation Accidents; Aviation Liability; Aviation Litigation; Bank Fraud; Business Fraud; Business Torts; Civil Rights Section 1983; Construction Claims; Construction Liability; Contract Litigation; Groundwater Contamination; Government Tort Liability; Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect; Nursing Home Liability; Nursing Home Litigation; Nursing Home Negligence; Pharmacy Law; Physician Practices; Highway Construction Law; Highway Design Liability; Hospital Liability; Hospital Negligence; Accident Insurance; Automobile Insurance; Automobile Insurance Coverage; Automobile Liability; Fire Insurance; Fire Loss; First and Third Party Insurance; First Party Insurance; General Liability; Insurance Agents and Brokers Defense; Insurance Litigation; Insurance Mediation; Personal Liability; Unfair Insurance Practices; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists; Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists Arbitration; Whistleblower Litigation; Wrongful Termination; Defamation; Libel and Slander; Civil Litigation; Complex Litigation; Federal Civil Litigation; Federal Litigation; Trial Practice; Birth Trauma; Failure to Diagnose; Gynecology Malpractice; Medical Liability; Medical Negligence; Medication Errors; Nursing Liability; Nursing Malpractice; Nursing Negligence; Obstetric Malpractice; Pharmacists Liability; Physicians Professional Liability; Surgeons Liability; Municipal Torts; Drainage Law; Mine Safety; Accidents; Animal Attacks; Aquatic Injuries; Automobile Accidents; Automobile Negligence; Bicycle Accidents; Boating Accidents; Bodily Injury; Brain Injury; Bus Accidents; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome; Catastrophic Injury; Commercial Vehicle Liability; Dog Bites; Electrical Injury; Head Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents; Pedestrian Injuries; Personal Injury Appeals; Personal Injury Arbitration; Personal Injury Mediation; Plaintiffs Personal Injury; Power Line Contact Injury; School Bus Accidents; Severe Burns; Slip and Fall; Spinal Injury; Unintended Acceleration; Whiplash; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Probate Litigation; Engineering Products Liability; Explosions; Gas Explosions; Heart Device Litigation; Industrial Products Liability; Manufacturers Liability; Product Defects; Product Failure; Product Safety; Product Warning Labels; Propane Products Liability; Recreational Vehicle Products Liability; Seat Belt Injury; Tire Defect Litigation; Welding Products Liability; Professional Liability; Agents and Brokers Liability; Directors and Officers Errors and Omissions; Directors and Officers Liability; Funeral Directors Liability; Professional Conduct; Professional Discipline; Professional Errors and Omissions; Professional Malpractice; Professional Negligence; Railroad Accidents; Railroad Crossing Accidents; Railroad Liability; Railroad Litigation; Railroad Safety; Real Estate Litigation; Amusement Park Liability; Hotel Liability; Marina Liability; Restaurant Liability; Civil RICO; Civil Liability; Tort Liability; Occupational Disease; Toxic Exposure; Common Carrier Liability; Motor Carrier Liability; Transportation Liability; Truck Accidents; Trucking Law; Trucking Liability; Fiduciary Law; Fiduciary Liability; Fiduciary Litigation; Workers Compensation; Workers Compensation Appeals; Cemetery Law.
Year Established: 1900