Harrington Law traces its history back to 1922 when Earl Harrington graduated from law school at the University of Illinois. Earl began to practice law with Lou Busch, who was the Champaign County state’s attorney at the time. Together they founded Busch and Harrington, and the firm continued under that name for many years.
They located their first office in the Robeson building in Champaign. At that time the firm concentrated its practice on representing many of the farmers in Champaign County. Mr. Busch focused on the north part of the county, where many of the ancestors of the German settlers were located, while Earl Harrington focused on the south part of the county and its Irish inhabitants. Thus early on the firm established a practice concentrated in real estate.
Harrington Law is a law firm that has been handed down from one generation to the next. Lou Busch’s son, Bob Busch, joined the firm, as did Earl’s son, Thomas Harrington in 1955. Tom’s brother, Ken Porter, also joined the firm, and they practiced together for many years as Busch, Harrington & Porter.
In the 1950’s, in addition to its real estate practice, the firm focused on insurance defense work. Over the decades the firm has also done much work in such practice areas as condemnation, taxation, estate planning, and probate. Many other lawyers practiced with the firm over the years. William Springer, E.C. Tate, Kip Pope, Rick Winkel, and Jeffrey W. Tock all practiced with the firm for some time.
In 1982 Tom’s son and Earl’s grandson, Daniel Harrington, joined the practice. In 2005 Chapin Rose joined the firm.
Dan’s sons, Tom’s grandsons, and Earl’s great grandsons, Patrick and Andrew Harrington, have joined the practice, Patrick in 2007 and Andrew in 2010. Jeffrey Kramer joined the firm in 2015, and Darren Taylor joined in 2016.
To this day the law firm continues its tradition as a real estate-oriented practice, while at the same time representing a broad array of business clients and estate planning clients.
From the beginning, and for almost 100 years, Harrington Law has stood for hard work, timeliness, honesty, integrity, and dedication to clients that can only be handed down from one generation to the next, from father to son.
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