"Our mission is to achieve epic success, while providing legendary service to our valued clients"
Our unique law firm has been in business since 1964, and has grown to be a leader in the subrogation industry throughout the nation (and Canada). Our clients are from both Commercial and Personal lines, and serve in the Insurance, Utility, Communications, Transportation and Self-Insured industries.
Our firm provides small and medium balanced recovery services in the style and low cost of a collection agency, with the abilities, impact and results of a law firm. Most services are based on a low contingency fee. We don't get paid, unless our client does.
Our well trained staff approaches each file with the attitude that it is 100% recoverable- with the majority of our recoveries made prior to litigation. Our staff is trained for productivity, thoroughness and compliance with legal and ethical standards.
We provide customized services to each of our clients as an extension of their recovery efforts. Our clients are our top priority, along with obtaining exceptional recovery results for them. Maximizing recovery, while providing exceptional customer service has always been, and will remain our number one focus.
-Don Wilber Esq.
Best Recovery Practices
The Wilber Lane Law Firm has a definite advantage over any competitor because we are a one stop shop for subrogation needs. We have the ability to pursue multiple avenues to resolve claims before referring for litigation. Collection agencies cannot take an adverse party to court, therefore valuable time is lost when reluctant agencies delay the forwarding of claims to attorneys when the proper enforcement is needed.
Contact with a law firm has a greater impact on even the most last-minute, habitual adverse party. Attorney involvement can be difficult to ignore, and can mean serious consequences that most adverse parties wish to avoid.
Types of enforcement that other agencies may not have access to will include: suspension of driving privileges, garnishment of wages, liens, skip tracing and asset checks, arbitration, restitution and litigation services. Wilber Lane Law Firm offers all of these services and can tailor our recovery style to meet the needs of our valued clients.
How We Do Business:
The Wilber Lane Law Firm offers a personal approach to all aspects of the way we do business. Services rendered to our valued clients will include:
• Prompt input and acknowledgement of files.
• Locate and input all missing data.
• 24/7 access to their files online through our Client Access Website.
• Personal contact with all adverse parties as soon as legally possible.
• Determine the ability to pay before accepting a settlement offer.
• Timely forwarding of unresolved cases to litigation review. (with client permission, and when financially responsible to do so).
• Monitor and report on the litigation process.
• Promptly provide customer reports upon request.
• Punctually receive and forward payments.
Attorney at Law President Don Wilber graduated from Milikin University in 1958 with a B.A. degree in History and Political Science. After graduating from Milikin, Don moved to Champaign, IL, where he attended the University of Illinois, College of Law. Don earned his Juris Doctorate in 1963, passing the bar exam in Illinois and Arizona. In 1964, Don began his practice in Colfax, Il, as a general practice law firm. Over time, Don became interested in subrogation, and by 1983, the firm was focused solely on recovery law. In 1998, the firm switched focus from general recovery, to subrogation. Don continues to be very active in the daily work of the Wilber Lane Law Firm.
Attorney at Law Vice President Partner Marc received his undergraduate degree from Purdue University in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1994. He was admitted to practice before the Illinois Bar in 1994, and in 1995 he was admitted to the Federal Court - Central District of Illinois. Prior to joining the Wilber Law Firm, Marc gained extensive experience in the insurance field. He worked for five years in the auto claims department of a major insurance company, handling everything from coverage issues through complex injury claims. Marc also has knowledge of the plaintiff’s side of the bar, having worked for a personal injury firm. Marc's strong foundation allowed him to manage compliance issues and our carrier-to-carrier department prior to being named managing partner.
Attorney at Law Legal Manager Allison graduated from Fordham University in 2005, with a B.A. in English as well as a B.A. Communications and Media Studies. After graduating from Fordham, Allison attended the Florida State University College of Law. Allison earned her Juris Doctorate in 2008 and completed the Environmental and Land Use Certificate Program as well. Allison was honored with Florida State University’s Commitment to Public Service Award. Prior to joining WLLF, Allison worked as an associate attorney, with concentrations in personal injury, workers compensation, and medical malpractice law. Allison currently resides in Bloomington, IL with her husband and their new daughter.
The Wilber Lane Law Firm has been very successful in our recovery efforts in the below categories. Because WLLF has the ability to subrogate general recoveries, we also have the ability to be versatile and pick up new areas of practice. Should we be asked to attempt recoveries in new areas, we will grow to fit the needs of our clients.
Carrier to Carrier
Arbitration through ARB Forums
Property up to 100k
Skip Tracing/Asset Checks