Howerton, Dorris & Stone is a new name for an old firm. Formerly Harris, Lambert, Howerton, and Dorris, the firm was originally established in the 1930's by legendary trial lawyer, Ralph W. Harris. His devotion to the representation of working people against the power and resources of the insurance industry remains with the firm he established. That devotion has been and continues to be the hallmark of the attorneys that continue in his tradition. Our firm's symbol, The Oak Tree, is a constant reminder to us of our history, our tradition, and our strength. We pledge these to you. We help individuals and families in personal injury cases involving motor vehicle accident, medical malpractice, unsafe products, nursing home neglect, unsafe property, workers' compensation claims, professional malpractice, and legal malpractice. We don't represent insurance companies. We sue them for their unfair practices. We've served individuals all across Southern Illinois including the towns of Murphysboro, Carbondale, Marion, Benton, West Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Eldorado, Cairo, Mounds City, Vienna, Metropolis, Golconda, Shawneetown, Carmi, Fairfield, Mt. Vernon, Salem, Duquoin, Anna-Jonesboro, Carterville, and Herrin. We try cases all over Southern Illinois, in both the state and federal courts, including all the Workers' Compensation dockets. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss and evaluate your case. In order to provide convenient service to our clients, we maintain flexible office hours and offer evening and Saturday appointments. We also handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our fees are based on a percentage of your recovery. We don't get paid until we win your case.