FGM Law - Franks, Gerkin & McKenna
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If you need a lawyer, you are likely at a pivotal time in your life. Your needs may involve solving a problem and damage control, or they may be focused on protecting your interests when you take a big financial step—starting a business, investing in a company or property, writing a will, purchasing land, etc. You may be protecting the future well-being of your family, expanding your business holdings, or seeking justice after an injury or loss has set you back.

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna is a premier Northern Illinois law firm, committed to our clients and our communities. Our stellar group of experienced attorneys, led by founding attorney Herbert H. Franks, is respected in the courts, in business circles and — most importantly — by clients who return to us and refer family, friends and associates to us. Our attorneys are veterans in leadership positions, million-dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients and the Marengo, Illinois community. Maintaining high levels of integrity and dedication, we deliver results you can count on.

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As we uphold our 40-year tradition of service to Marengo, Illinois, and the surrounding area, we encourage you to contact us with your legal needs. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your concerns and questions. Se habla español. Check out our success stories to see how Franks, Gerkin & McKenna has successfully helped others!

Franks, Gerkin & McKenna works in several areas of law including worker’s compensation, personal injury, domestic relations, litigation, and more. We also proudly offer clients and potential clients resources for learning the law, working on their legal case, going about their daily lives, and learning about news around the world. Our compassionate staff is excited to work with you.


Hear What Our Clients Have To Say:

  • People cared about me and the result. They kept me updated. I am happy with the results. ..
    - Katelynn
  • I was kept well informed with my case progress. I am so pleased with the result and the representation that I received. . .
    - Juan
  • I have been a client for a long, long time. I like what Franks Gerkin McKenna did so I came back. I am very happy with their attention and how they handled the case. We got a great settlement. . .
    - Thomas
  • Your firm is #1 on my list. I had 2 excellent referrals and had a very satisfactory result….
    - Duffy
  • Herb Franks was totally honest and up front. He was easy to reach and understandable for me. I have already recommended Franks, Gerkin McKenna to others.. . .
    - Lester
  • Integrity and truthfulness during my representation. Very prompt in calling back. Had a great result. I am extremely pleased. .
    - Brian
  • Got a great result, was kept informed. Happy with your service.
    - Lydia
  • Herb Franks listens. I was impressed with staff and lawyers at FGM.
           I was very pleased with the outcome.
    - Dolores
  • I received about double what the company offered me. I am pleased.
    - Matthew
  • Had a good quick result. I am very pleased with service and result.
    - Paul

Franks, Gerkin, and McKenna Host Charity Roast

Franks, Gerkin, and McKenna hosted a charity roast which honored our founding partner Herb Franks' 50 + years of legal service. Celebrity roasters included Illinois Supreme Court Justices Ann Burke and Thomas Kilbride, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Attorney General Lisa Madigan, Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, Alderman Ed Burke, Commonwealth Edison CEO Anne Pramaggoire, Judges Michael Caldwell, Richard Goldenhersh and Justice Mary Schostock; Former ISBA Presidents Tim Eaton and Paula Holderman, Attorney Peggy Gerkin, Professor Paul Green, State Representative Jack Franks and radio and television personality Mancow. The dinner raised $35,000 for Prairie State Legal Services, a non-profit agency that provides legal services to the underserved.