Welcome to Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin

Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin has grown from a firm of two lawyers in 1958 to a firm of fourteen lawyers currently. We have grown because of our reputation for quality work, our extensive knowledge of the law, and an innovative and team-oriented approach to solving legal problems.

During the time we have been serving and advising clients throughout central Illinois, our lawyers have developed concentrations in many areas of law. We consistently try to listen to clients, identify their legal needs, and promptly, professionally, and reasonably meet those needs. We will respond to your calls, answer your questions, and work on your problems in a competent and cost-effective way.

After over fifty years, we are large enough to address virtually every legal problem you may have, yet small enough to know you personally and to respond to your legal needs. We are proud to be lawyers and proud of our firm. We would be honored to have you as a client.

Use the links on the left to browse through the various areas of law we practice in.


Syngenta Lawsuit

Vonachen Syngenta Team Partners with Jim Lucie of Macomb

After our first Open House held April 9th, 2015 at Attorney Lucie’s office, we are excited to announce the next steps in our Syngenta Litigation. Meeting Macomb county corn producers gave us firsthand knowledge of the concerns many have about joining this suit. While we understand there are many firms to choose from - very large, national ones - the Vonachen Syngenta Team, with Attorney Lucie, is here for those who appreciate local, face to face interactions. Please click HERE to learn about our thoughts on the latest news and developments and see our upcoming events.

Recoverable Damages for Illinois Corn Producers

Shipments containing unapproved Syngenta Viptera corn led to a ban on all U.S. exported corn to China by the Chinese Government in February of 2014. 

 This ban affected all corn producers, even those who did not use Viptera corn seed.  If you harvested corn in 2013 and 2014, we will help you navigate the pending Mass Action lawsuit against Syngenta. 

Please contact us to begin the evaluation process and help you claim the compensation you could be entitled to. 

Call our Syngenta Team at 309.676.8986 or email them at Syngenta@vltslaw.com.

Onglyza Diabetes Drug May Increase Death Rate

As reported in several news outlets in the past few days, the FDA reviewed preliminary data regarding Onglyza, class DPP-4 inhibitors finding a post-market study showing the drug increased heart failure hospitalizations by 27%. This study is also reported to show an increase in overall mortality rates.

The Mass Tort Litigation Team of Vonachen is investigating this development and is accepting cases for review. Please call our Team, led by Attorney M. Michael Waters at 309.676.8986