Liquor Liability / Dram Shop

Our attorneys defend taverns, restaurants and other businesses that sell alcoholic beverages in Illinois sued under what is commonly known as the Dram Shop Act, 235 ILCS 5/6-21. We have a specialized understanding of the constantly evolving case law interpreting the Dram Shop Act required for defending such claims. Expert witnesses often need to be retained to successfully defend dram shop establishments and Reed Armstrong attorneys are familiar with the leading professionals available for retention. Our firm has extensive experience handling a wide array of dram shop claims including those arising from assaults and motor vehicle accidents caused by alleged intoxicated patrons. Reed Armstrong attorneys have successfully tried many dram shop actions to verdict in Madison County and St. Clair County over the last decade alone.