Areas of Practice
The Firm of John Paul Carroll and Associates accepts personal injury, medical malpractice, and criminal defense cases of a serious nature.
Serious Personal Injury or Serious Medical Malpractice
In serious personal injury or medical malpractice cases, one third of any money recovered on your behalf will be the only fee for attorney services, while two-thirds of the settlement or verdict goes to the client. Almost universally this award is tax free to the injured party. John Paul Carroll and Associates will advance all costs for litigation, and if there is no monetary recovery, the client will owe no attorney’s fees. If we don’t win, we absorb the loss of attorney’s fees. You never have to pay for our time, ever, if we do not win the case. And there is never a charge for office or telephone consultations.
Serious Criminal Defense
John Paul Carroll has represented five different men in death penalty cases, either at the trial or appellate level. He has argued two death penalty cases before the Supreme Court of Illinois. His other clients were charged with crimes including murder, narcotics violations, robbery and white collar crime. Mr. Carroll has won Not Guilty verdicts in both state and federal courts.
Caveat: No matter who you ultimately retain to represent you, please keep in mind that while an attorney can guarantee that he will do his best to win an acquittal for you, any attorney who guarantees that a case will end with a Not Guilty verdict not only violates the Rules of Professional Responsibility, but he also violates common sense. No one can predict what verdict a criminal jury or judge will render. So any lawyer who guarantees you that he will win the criminal case should be avoided because he is not being honest.