Publications

Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Attorney Fees

The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie C. McGrath March 2000 Column, Page 124 Public defenders and legal malpractice; lawyers can commit UPL; and more.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 2000 Column, Page 62 Banks and title insurance; fees for foiled FOIA requests; crafting affirmative action plans; and more.
Bringing an ERISA Claim: A Step-by-Step Guide By Mark D. DeBofsky January 2000 Article, Page 20 A practice-oriented review of one of the most important, but least understood, federal laws.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 2000 Column, Page 10 Losing the right to a jury trial — is it malpractice?
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath May 1999 Column, Page 238 The high court revisits the single-subject rule.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath March 1999 Column, Page 126 The "Frye plus reliability'' standard.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
The Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act does not apply to claims of excessive attorneys fees January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 On October 22, 1998, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the appellate court's holding that the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act applied to the commercial aspects of a law practice, including billing for legal services.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 1999 Column, Page 10 ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath December 1998 Column, Page 658 RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!
Punitive Damages Under the Illinois Sales Representative Act By Leonard A. Nelson November 1998 Article, Page 622 Courts have misconstrued the ISRA to plaintiffs' detriment, this author argues.