Founding partner James E. DeFranco located the firm’s offices in the center of the three most litigious jurisdictions in the area, St. Clair County, Illinois, Madison County, Illinois, and St. Louis City, Missouri. All of the firm’s attorneys are licensed in Illinois and Missouri and have extensive litigation experience in the state and federal courts in both states.
The firm concentrates its practice in the defense of its clients in civil litigation in Southern Illinois, Central Illinois, and Eastern Missouri. The firm’s attorneys participate in the St. Louis, St. Clair County, and Madison County Bar Associations, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Missouri Organization of Defense Trial Counsel, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Defense Research Institute, the International Association Of Special Investigation Units, and the International Association of Arson Investigators.
The firm strives to handle its cases efficiently based on the fervent belief that defending cases efficiently is an essential component of defending cases effectively. The firm utilizes advanced computer systems, web-based databases, and an extensive in-house database of research which it can access with its random access search engine.