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Retainers: All clients retainers received by Ainsworth and Associates Law Offices are considered General Retainers unless otherwise confirmed in writing. All non-general, security retainers, advanced court costs and settlement checks shall be held in a separate client’s trust account pursuant to the provisions of Rule 1.15 and only withdrawn when at the appropriate time in accordance with the rules. If court costs or other types of expense money advanced by the client are nominal or we intend to use these funds immediately,  we may hold them in our general operating account.

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Diane Ainsworth  has practice concentrations enumerated elsewhere on this website as does Zedrick Braden. In certain cases they share the legal representation responsibilities with attorneys from other law firms in Illinois and in other states. In all shared responsibility cases, clients will be notified in writing, and it will fully comply with the Illinois Supreme Court Rules of Professional Conduct, including but not limited to Rule 1.5, regarding attorney responsibilities and fee sharing. In no event will a shared responsibility arrangement increase the total agreed upon client fee.

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