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Mr. Padove is willing to vigorously represent those suffering personal injury and those suffering from the trauma of a long term marriage or relationship breakup in a court of law or through mediation. He also has extensive expertise in the negotiation process for financial compensation. The firm continues to represent affected parties and their families on a daily basis in the following areas.

Personal Injury

Mr. Burton Padove is highly skilled in the area of personal injury, including: worker’s compensation, auto accidents, trucking accidents, defective product, wrongful death, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. To quantify the extent of personal injury, Mr. Padove factors in all aspects associated with the injury, including: current and forecasted medical expenses, pain and suffering, current and future lost earnings, the impact that the injury has had on the marriage (if the party is married), and the loss of lifestyle habits such as recreational activities, school, professional and social life. These factors are converted into a calculation for financial compensation so that an injury person’s claim can be properly presented in the negotiation process and in trial, when necessary. Mr. Padove does not require a fee to represent qualified individuals in lawsuits for personal injury. These legal cases are accepted on a contingency fee basis, meaning that a percentage of the total settlement is paid to Padove Law at the time the case settles.

Defective Product Personal Injury

Mr. Burton Padove has combined his medical/ legal expertise with his personal injury experience to represent plaintiffs’ interests in a variety of product liability cases based on theories of strict liability, negligence and breach of warranty. In fact, Mr. Padove is skilled at locating experts to testify about defective products in order to help substantiate the validity of claims. The types of the products under the scope of product liability include: pharmaceutical drugs, industrial or manufacturing component parts, construction equipment, lay products, food and drink.

There are many hazards associated with everyday products. In some cases, warnings about the product are displayed on the product. In other cases, the warning about the risk is not displayed on the product at all. Still, in other cases, the hazard could have been prevented if the manufacturer designed out the flaw that created the hazard. Finally, there are cases in which the product’s safeguard failed to adequately protect the user. Product liability lawsuits allow people who have been injured by products to receive financial compensation for their injuries. Product liability lawsuits help to improve warnings about products and allow for the recall of products that should not be on the market. Mr. Padove is intimately involved in lawsuits against the makers of defective drugs such as Avandia, Levaquin, Yaz, Yasmin, Ocella, and Gadolinium-based Contrast Dye used in MRI testing. See Defective Drugs for more information.

Family Law

Mr. Burton Padove is also an experienced family law attorney, focusing in a wide range of areas such as Adoption, Legal Separation, Dissolution of Marriage (divorce), Child Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Paternity, and Guardianship for disabled adults and children. Since many people are not aware of their legal rights in family law, Mr. Padove dedicates time to fully explain all rights and to protect the best interests of the affected party (see FAQ’s about Divorce for a sample).

People travel from many areas in Illinois and Indiana to consult with Mr. Burton Padove free of charge. Mr. Padove also represents people nationwide who have suffered because of defective drugs or products. Mr. Padove is available to travel to many areas to consult with those who are not able to consult in his office.

Call Burton Padove for a free consultation at 219-836-2200 or 877-446-5294 for nationwide callers. Visit to view Burton Padove’s blog.

Client Reviews

Burt, “B”, or Mr. Padove as he is known in practice, is highly knowledgeable and effective legal counsel. More importantly, he is extremely ethical, very realistic, and does not waste time when he has a chance to act, nor will he waste yours. Throughout the process of a very convoluted divorce...


You will not be disappointed!! It doesn't get any better than this guy! He's very knowledgeable, fair, thorough, kind, and compassionate. I have immense respect for Mr.Padove. He is definitely one you want on your side fighting for you!!


Words can not express how thankful I am that I chose Burton Padove to handle my legal matters. Burton is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. He is prompt in returning phone calls and e-mails. Burton kept me informed throughout the entire process and always made sure I understood everything...


I would recommend Burt without hesitation. My initial contact with him was for a real estate matter. I have known many lawyers and found Burt to be very knowledgeable, thorough, and most importantly (and somewhat rare for a lawyer), realistic about what the outcome was likely to be and what courses...


Words alone can't express our thankfulness and just plain being lucky in finding Burton. The care and concern that he showed our family in such a time of great loss was beyond any expectations that you could have for a lawyer. Never in my life have I seen someone so dedicated to getting closure to...


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