Practice Areas

Cook & Monahan concentrates on helping people and small businesses. We provide services and legal advice in the following:

General Civil Litigation - We provide litigation services from the complaint through to the verdict. We handle all aspects of litigation for consumer complaints, contract disputes, torts, and business disputes.

Labor - We represent Unions in all facets of the National Labor Relations Act. We provide legal advice on representation issues, collective bargaining agreements, Taft Hartley Trusts, Constitutions and Bylaws, Unfair Labor Practices, and Grievances.

Employment - We represent private and public sector employees, Unions and small businesses in disputes concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, ERISA, Non Competes and Employment Contracts.

Family Law - We provide legal advice and services for Divorces, Custody and Parent-time Disputes, Child Support Issues, Guardianships, Adoptions, Name Changes and Paternity Disputes.

Civil Rights - We protect the Constitutional Rights of the People in matters of freedom of speech, assembly, association, religion, due process, excessive force, unreasonable searches and seizures.

Business Law - We can help you form a new business entity, wind up your business, sell or merge your business, litigate your business disputes, draft and review your business contracts, and provide sound legal advice on employee relations.

Estate Planning and Probate - We draft and review will and trust documents, healthcare directives, Power of Attorney and Guardianship documents. We provide legal advice and services in administering and probating estates and trusts.

Real Property - We provide a full range of services in the acquisition and sale of real property, Landlord/Tenant disputes, lease and contract drafting, review and litigation, boundary disputes, and environmental issues.

Criminal Law - We defend clients on DUIs, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.

Administrative Law - We litigate before an alphabet of administrative bodies such as the CSRB, UALD, EEOC, NLRB, DOPL, DMV, POST, SLCSC and DCFS.

Miscellaneous - We will also provide services in bankruptcy, environmental issues, personal injury and disputes with state and local governments.