EDWARDSVILLE — A couple is suing attorney Bonnie Levo and her firm for allegedly incorrectly dividing an estate.
Mark Stoyanoff and Sharon Stoyanoff filed a complaint on July 3 in Madison County Circuit Court against Bonnie Levo and Levo-Donohoo LLC, alleging they failed to exercise the ordinary skill associated with acting in the capacity of an attorney, including knowledge of legal drafting, research and writing.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on July 1 they hired the defendants to oversee the division of the estate of Rachel Donohoo, who died and left a property to her heirs. The plaintiffs claim the deed prepared by the law firm was drafted incorrectly, affecting the allocation of interest of the heirs of the Donohoo estate.
The plaintiffs allege the defendants failed to provide proper care, skill and knowledge, failed to amend or remedy the error and failed and refused to further represent the plaintiffs after the errors were discovered.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for an amount less than $50,000, costs of action and any other further relief the court deems just and proper.
They are represented by Brian M. Wendler and Angie M. Zinzilieta of Wendler Law PC in Edwardsville.
Madison County Circuit Court case number 17-L-944