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Community Involvement

Our Community Involvement

How We Give Back to Our Community

At Sam C. Mitchell & Associates, we care a great deal about our clients and the families we serve across Southern Illinois. As a staple of the area since 1968, we also believe in giving back to our community at large. To that end, we make it our mission to support as many local and statewide charities, organizations, and events as possible each year. We do this because we truly care about the people we serve, and we believe in using our time, resources, and funds to better the area in which we work and live.

Since 2016, our firm has supported approximately 213 different charitable organizations and initiatives, donating about $76,000 total. In 2019 alone, we funneled more than $26,000 back into our community by making donations, funding scholarships, and supporting worthwhile causes in the local area.

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Read on to learn more about some of the events and organizations we’ve supported recently, or contact us at (618) 505-1660 to learn how you can get involved!

Veterans’ Honor Flight of Illinois

Last June, we were proud to support the second annual Golf Scramble fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the Veteran’s Honor Flight of Illinois. Held in Carbondale, last year’s event successfully raised more than $25,000. You can see pictures from the event on our Facebook page.

Additionally, last May, Attorney Matthew H. Caraway was selected to serve as a guardian on the organization’s free trip to Washington, D.C. for veterans. The organization provides free trips to Washington, D.C. for veterans to visit various monuments and memorials. Matt was honored to take part in this event, as he is a veteran himself, having served with the Illinois Air National Guard for seven years.

Classroom Kindness Challenge

The Classroom Kindness Challenge encourages kids and teens to be kind to others while also spotlighting bullying in our schools. Students who participated in the challenge completed positive tasks, such as saying hello to someone new or paying someone a compliment, from a Classroom Kindness Challenge Board. Once the board was completed, teachers could upload a picture of the board, along with their students, for a chance to win a “Doughnut Be a Bully” party, as well as $500 for classroom supplies. Sam C. Mitchell & Associates was proud to partner with WSIL-TV 3 and Kyle R. Childers Orthodontics for this positive challenge. You can learn more here!

WF Fantasy of Lights Parade & Downtown Tree Lighting

This past holiday season, Sam C. Mitchell & Associates was a proud sponsor of the WF Fantasy of Lights Parade and Downtown Tree Lighting in West Frankfort. The event featured a Christmas parade, visits with Santa, and a tree lighting ceremony with carolers, concessions, and more.

Southern Illinois Sluggers

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates is proud to be a sponsor of the SI Sluggers! SI Sluggers is a youth baseball organization that provides a place for kids to learn about teamwork and develop their athletic skills.

Southern Illinois Chili Cook-Off

We are proud to be corporate sponsors of the Southern Illinois Chili Cook-Off, a fundraiser that benefits the Heartland Rotary of Williamson County. This past year’s event took place on November 2, 2019 and was a tremendous success, with numerous awards handed out to this year’s participants.

Herrin House of Hope Family Fun Day

Sam C. Mitchell & Associates is honored to be one of the sponsors of the Herrin House of Hope Family Fun Day, a free, family-oriented event aimed at helping those in need. The event includes live music, worship teams and choruses, a food court, and more. All proceeds go to benefit the Herrin House of Hope.

Other Events & Organizations We Have Supported

In addition to those mentioned above, Sam C. Mitchell & Associates is proud to have lent our support and donated our time to many more worthy events and causes in our local community.

Some of these include:

  • Carbondale Community High School’s Pink Out for Breast Cancer Event
  • The Hospice Gala, for which we are a sponsor
  • Veterans Day free coffee and doughnuts event
  • Trail of Treats, held near Halloween every year
  • The Nights Shield
  • West Frankfort Athletics & Academics
  • Christopher High School Athletics
  • Thompsonville High School
  • Carbondale High School
  • Cobden High School
  • John A. Logan College Athletics
  • Benton High School Athletics
  • SIU Athletics
  • St. John’s Catholic School
  • CASA of Williamson County
  • Franklin County Country Club (numerous golf scramble sponsors)
  • SI Bullets
  • West Frankfort Chamber of Commerce
  • Coats for Kids
  • West Frankfort Downtown Beautification
  • SIU Foundation
  • WSIL-TV 3 (Team Up to Warm Up)
  • Ace’s Baseball
  • CJHS Beta Club
  • National Child Safety Council
  • St. Jude Hospital
  • West Frankfort Fire Department National Fire Safety
  • West Frankfort Park Association
  • Laborer’s Local 773
  • Princess Flame Pageant
  • The Lion’s Club
  • 12U Bombs Away Baseball
  • Louisville Sluggers
  • Sloan’s Dance Company
  • Ultimate Cheer
  • Sluggers 7U
  • SI Freedom Softball
  • Z30 Aces Baseball
  • Old King Coal Parade
  • Veteran’s Military Museum
  • Top 10 Men that Can Grill, fundraiser for Rotary Club of West Frankfort
To learn more about our community involvement, including ways you can get involved, reach out to our firm today at (618) 505-1660 or contact us online!

Client Testimonials

Hear From People We've Helped
  • “The sincerity that he showed is what separates Mr. Dihle from others I have interacted with. I would certainly recommend him to anyone looking for a sharp, knowledgeable lawyer who gets the best for his client.”

    - Nathan
  • “Sam C. Mitchell & Associates handled my case fairly and professionally I was able to put the worry of the legalities and paperwork aside and focus on my rehabilitation after my accident.”

    - Sally
  • “My wife and I hired Mr. Dihle in an accident claim. He has proved very well versed in the law concerning the claim. He and his aid we're always pleasant and helpful in explaining what could and could not be done.”

    - Cathy
  • “Bill explained everything to me and kept me notified of how my case was preceding. Attorney Bill Alexander was very friendly and made my very comfortable.”

    - Keith
  • “They fight for their clients and their rights with passion. Their competitive nature gives them an advantage no one can compare to. On top of all of this, they give back.”

    - Iris

Case Results

Over $200 Million Recovered for Our Clients
  • Workers' Compensation $57,000

    A nurse was injured while working suffering a massive tear to her rotator cuff.

  • Workers' Compensation $100,000

    A woman from Galatia suffered a tear to her Achilles tendon while she was working that required surgery.

  • Nursing Home Neglect $300,000

    An elderly woman who broke her leg due to a nursing home’s negligent care.

  • Auto Product Liability Confidential
  • Auto Accident $45,000

    A West Frankfort, IL woman was involved in a collision on Interstate 57 that caused her vehicle to flip.

  • Slip & Fall $1,050,000

    Woman slipped and fell over a parking block at a local restaurant in Nashville, IL. She was left with a broken hip and a long recovery.

  • Auto Accident $125,000

    A Mt. Vernon man was traveling on Route 15 when another vehicle pulled out in front of them. Our client suffered injuries to his neck, shoulder, and back.

  • Trucking Accident $2,500,000

    Trucking accident which results in permanent injury to the client.

  • Pedestrian Accident $650,000

    Client was struck on the head by a tree branch being cut by the defendant, leaving our client unconscious. He suffered a severe brain injury as a result.

  • Burn Victim $24,000,000

    House explosion involving a gas leak causing serious and permanent injuries to the occupants.


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