Miranda is organized and on-key, making certain that attorney Reynolds’ dictation is done timely and done well. She does this to ensure the clients receive quick updates and other professionals know attorney Reynolds’ position on cases. Miranda has an Associates Degree in sociology, which she feels helps her in her career which she has been…



Here is Shonna at her desk always with a smile and a cheerful sound in her voice as she listens to clients’ needs and see to it these needs are met as quickly as possible. Shonna has worked at the Law Office of Jim Black & Associates since 2002, this makes her the longest employee…



Bryanna Herron’s wonderful personality and intelligence aids her well in her role of client contact coordinator. Add to this the knowledge she has gained in her four years immersing herself in workers compensation cases and her A.A.S. in Paralegal studies and she is the go to person when the insurance company isn’t issuing check or…



Kristy excels at her multi role job. Kristy is the workers’ compensation case in-take coordinator, workers’ compensation docket call coordinator, and settlement check disburser. Here she is seen working hard with the aid of three green helpers. Kristy disbursing settlement checks Kristy as workers’ compensation in-take coordinator ( with a green helper).


Workers’ Compensation Preferred Provider Program

Illinois has adopted a Preferred Provider Program for injured workers. This allows the employer and/or its insurance company to set up a preferred provider network. The preferred provider is a doctor or medical facility chosen by the employer. The injured worker does not need to treat with the preferred provider. However, if the injured worker…


Mr. Fix it

Luis is our Spanish interpreter, Mr. Fix It, and Social Security Disability file generator. Luis is the go to guy when the computers are not doing what is expected. He also translates for our Spanish speaking clients. He takes this job seriously. He has been over heard debating the proper Spanish word for the English…


Shamrock Shuffle

The support staff at the Law Office of Jim Black & Associates gave up part of a Sunday to participate in the “Shamrock Shuffle 5K Run-Walk 2013” to run for a cure for muscular dystrophy. Cindy, Gloria, Laura, Bryanna, and Shonna all participated and completed the run.  They called themselves the “Four Law Clovers”. Not…


Medical Bills

“Medical bills are the bane of the workers’ compensation practice.” These words were heard at a workers’ compensation law seminar.  And so true the works are! Fortunately for the Law Office of Jim Black and Associates we have Karen Walker. She is pictured above checking on medical bills. She does so quickly and accurately. This…



Here is Gloria putting together our subpoenas. It takes quite a bit to put a workers’ compensation case together. The most important is to obtain medical records. Gloria sends out 60-70 subpoenas per week. Each subpoena requires a cover letter, the subpoena and a medical authorization. It is very important that injured workers tell us…