Category - Law Practice

Abraham Lincoln Law Career

Abraham Lincoln was a self taught lawyer. In September 1836 he was admitted to the bar, allowing him to practice law in Illinois. His first law firm was Stuart and Lincoln. He was well known for his honesty, people called him “Honest Old Abe”.

Abraham Lincoln, the Railroad Lawyer

In 1851 Lincoln represented Alton & Sangamon Railroad. This case established Lincoln as one of the most prominent practitioners of railroad law in the state of Illinois.