Correction: A Madison County Record story published Aug. 7 involving a lawsuit filed by Robert and Elizabeth Wilson of Missouri against Hamel attorney (and Madison County Circuit Judge candidate) Thomas Burkart incorrectly reported that the lawsuit alleged Burkart requested unreasonable compensation for work as their attorney. The headline on this story also incorrectly stated that the suit was about attorney fees.
The Wilsons’ Madison County lawsuit filed July 26 (12-L-1152) seeks to recover proceeds from a jury verdict the Wilsons won more than a decade ago. The Wilsons claim that Burkart represented them in a case that resulted in a $30,000 jury verdict and that he held onto and then improperly withdrew part of the proceeds from an account at the Bank of Edwardsville.
The Record regrets the reporting errors and any inconvenience the errors may have caused.