W.F. Bundy, established the firm in 1888, naming it the W.F. Bundy Law Office. In 1912, he was joined by Charles Wham who later became Bundy’s son-in-law.
Mr. Bundy died in 1916. During the First World War, while Charles was in the service, Fred Wham, brother to Charles, joined the practice. Subsequently, the two brothers practiced together until Fred Wham was appointed to the serve as a judge on the United States District Court in East St. Louis, Illinois in 1925.
In 1929, John Page Wham, a nephew of Charles, joined the firm. Following the Second World War, Charles’ two sons, James Bundy Wham and William Bundy Wham, joined the firm in 1947.
In 1973, Richard A. Cary, son-in-law of James B. Wham, joined the firm, followed by Janie F. Smith, a niece of John Page Wham, in 1983, who retired in 2005. In 1984, Jennifer Wham, daughter of James B. Wham, began practicing with the firm. She and Daniel R. Price were married in 1985; Dan came into the firm later that same year. Ryan D. Rich joined the firm in 2011. James D. Price is the most recent addition to the firm, becoming an associate in 2020.
Today, at Wham & Wham Lawyers, our commitment to quality service has not changed since the day it was founded more than a century ago. Allow our family to care for yours as we help you with your legal needs. Learn more about our current team by following the links here:
Wham & Wham practices in both Illinois state courts and Federal courts.
The firm handles the following types of cases:
- Personal injury: Including motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and a variety of other serious accidents.
- Insurance litigation: If your insurer is not holding up their end of the contract, we can help with your claim.
- Employment law: We can protect the rights of workers and employers throughout the state.