During the Stay-At-Home Order
This page will have the latest information for Meade Law Office clients during the COVID-19 outbreak.
At this time, courts in every Illinois County have issued administrative orders postponing most hearings except for some criminal matters and Orders of Protection. Unless you have a pending Order of Protection hearing or criminal matter, or unless you have been contacted separately, we ask that you assume that your case is continued. We will notify you as soon as we are able to reschedule it. However, please note that no filing or similar deadlines have been extended.
On March 20, 2020, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker issued a stay-at-home order requiring most businesses to close. Professional services, including law offices, are still able to open. However, in order to minimize the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as to support our healthcare workers and other first responders during this difficult time, we have made the decision only to open the office for emergency situations. During this time, the attorney will be visiting the office daily to check mail and phone messages, but will be responding to phone messages by email to ensure communication (if we don't reach you, we probably won't be there when you call back).
All staff will be working at home. We invite you to email the attorney at with any questions about your case or matter. We are also accepting new clients as we are able, but new clients should be aware that any court action will likely not be able to be heard for several weeks. However, statutes of limitations still apply, so you may wish to email the attorney to make sure that you don't miss any important deadline.
This is a challenging time for everyone, and we wish you and your families the best.