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Our Team of Attorneys

Howerton | Dorris | Stone | Lambert
Howerton, Dorris, Stone, and Lambert > Our Team of Attorneys

Honest & Trustworthy Attorneys Serving Southern Illinois

Our lawyers specialize in Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Collisions, Workers’ Compensation, and Medical Malpractice.

Robert H. Howerton (RETIRED)


Robert H. “Bob” Howerton is a lifelong southern Illinois resident, born in Carterville in 1943. Bob practiced law in southern Illinois from 1968 to 2016, including stints as Williamson County States Attorney (1972 – 1979), as a First Circuit Judge in Williamson County (1979 – 1988), and as a Justice on the 5th District Appellate Court…

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Douglas N. Dorris


Douglas N. “Doug” Dorris grew up on a farm in Franklin County. A standout athlete, Doug played baseball at SIU, where he studied journalism. After graduating, he taught school and coached in the Marion school system before going to law school at SIU. Known for his razor wit and personality, Doug is a fearless advocate for…

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Stephen W. Stone


Stephen W. “Steve” Stone makes his home in Marion, by way of Carterville. Prior to joining our firm in 1996, Steve served as a Judicial Clerk for the 5th District Appellate Court and practiced law as an insurance defense attorney in Carbondale. Licensed in both Illinois and Missouri, Steve has a reputation in the law community for great intellect…

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James R. Lambert


James R. “Jim” Lambert, was born and raised in Marion. After attending Marion schools, Jim graduated in 2000 from Arizona State University and spent the next five years pursuing a career in aviation. Jim attended SIU Law, graduating with honors in 2008. Jim immediately joined our firm as a trial attorney, and has spent the last decade…

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Our Dedicated Legal Team Has the Experience You Need

We draw on over eighty years of institutional knowledge obtained by being in courtrooms all over southern Illinois.

The most capable and dedicated staff in the region is ready to take your call.