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Joanne Moskovic March 20, 2018

Can I Avoid Hiring an Attorney and Appear on Behalf of The Corporation in Court?

I am the owner and President of a corporation being sued in Illinois for over $10,000. Can I avoid hiring an attorney and appear on behalf of the corporation in court?

No. Illinois Supreme Court Rule 282 allows an officer of a corporation to represent the corporation only to defend small claims matters (typically under $10,000.00). A corporation must be represented by a licensed attorney in all other instances (e.g. as a Plaintiff, even in small claims court, and as a Defendant in any case other than a small claims matter). Moskovic & Associates, Ltd. has been representing the interests of numerous corporations for over 24 years. Contact an attorney at Moskovic & Associates, Ltd. to represent your corporation in court or potential litigation.