Findlay, Illinois Business Lawyers

Ryan R Bradley
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Vermont Law School and University of Richmond School of Law
Ryan Bradley focuses his practice primarily on civil litigation including mass torts, especially defective medical devices and drugs, automobile accidents, wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and general personal injury. He is also involved in class action litigation as well as business litigation. He is leading the Syngenta Corn and Invokana litigation for Koester & Bradley, LLP and is developing the Firm's business consulting practice. Ryan leads the firm's mass tort and business litigation team and has been devoting much of his time to pursuing claims arising out of the defective metal hip prosthesis system. He...
Andrew Koester
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(217) 639-7800 6009 Park Drive
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Family and Personal Injury
University of Notre Dame
Andrew is a Central Illinois native. He received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2012 and his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School in May 2015. Andrew’s previous professional experience includes having worked for state judges, private practice attorneys, and the fourth-ranking member of the U.S. Congress. While in law school, Andrew served as Articles Editor on the Journal of College and University Law, was a member of the Federalist Society, and participated in the Notre Dame Bengal Bouts, a men’s boxing tournament that raises money for the Holy Cross Missions in...
Joe Pappas
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
622 Jackson Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
I am a personable and caring attorney who aims to serve those in need.

My office is located in Coles County, but happy and able to serve those as far north as Champaign-Urbana, or as far south as Effingham.
John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Murray Choate
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Charleston, IL Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(217) 345-4452 622 Jackson Ave
Charleston, IL 61920
Business, International and Real Estate
Vanderbilt University Law School
Mr. Jeffrey Hays
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
411 W. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Linda Colón
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Charleston, IL Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 508-4140 PO Box 271
Charleston, IL 61920
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Divorce and Elder
Catherine H. Barbercheck
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(217) 352-3634 1508 W. Park Avenue
P. O. Box 1127
Champaign, IL 61824-1127
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Lewis University College of Law
Britt A Brown
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Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 423-3411 234 S Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Business
Decatur, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 872-1600 3071 N Water St
Decatur, IL 62526
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Mattoon, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 235-5651 1500 Broadway Ave
Mattoon, IL 61938
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 351-7479 2506 Galen Dr
Champaign, IL 61821
Business and Employment
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
504 E Pennsylvania Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Business
University of North Carolina School of Law
Decatur, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 425-4082 132 S Water St
Decatur, IL 62523
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Mattoon, IL Business Law Attorney
PO Box 627
Mattoon, IL 61938
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Taylorville, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 824-8883 211 W Main Cross St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Tax
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 239-6652 701 Devonshire Dr
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 421-2254 2200 E Eldorado St
Decatur, IL 62521
Business and Securities
Cari B. Rincker
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(217) 531-2179 301 N. Neil Street, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
Business, Agricultural, Animal and Family
Pace Law School
Cari is a licensed attorney in the States of New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Connecticut while being licensed in the District of Columbia. Cari is a general practitioner with concentrations in food/agriculture law, family/matrimonial law, civil litigation, estate planning and mediation. Rincker Law, PLLC has offices in New York City and Champaign, Illinois. Cari is a member of the Association for the Bar in the City of New York's Matrimonial Law Committee. Before starting Rincker Law, PLLC, Cari was an associate at Budd-Falen Law Offices, LLC in Cheyenne, Wyoming where her broad practice...
Peter M. LaSorsa
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Mapleton, IL Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(312) 505-5038 7109 S Ridgebrook Dr
Mapleton, IL 61547
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
John Marshall Law School
I am a unique Illinois lawyer who represents individuals, consumers and small business owners. I have two office locations to better serve you--one in downtown Chicago and one just outside Peoria. If you have been seriously injured, physically or monetarily I am here to help you. I handle sexual harassment cases as well as personal injury cases, including wrongful death cases, throughout the state of Illinois. I can help you through the complex legal system. My priority is client satisfaction. Unlike most attorneys I am available seven days a week and can work around your schedule.

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James T. Finegan
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Bloomington, IL Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(309) 827-0388 111 W. Front St.
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
Jim Finegan attended the University of Illinois for undergraduate school and Northwestern University for Law School. He moved to Bloomington, Illinois after graduating law school and he has over 40 years experience. He specializes in bankruptcy, real estate, and civil litigation.
Kathleen L Hammock
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Highland, IL Business Law Lawyer
(618) 882-4525 In Highland...
102 Executive Dr.
Highland, IL 62249
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Hammock Law LLC was formed in 2010. The firm focuses entirely on providing mediation services to businesses and individuals. Many referrals come directly from lawyers whose clients would like to bring an end to a lawsuit or other type of dispute. And many people come directly to mediation before a lawsuit is filed or even before lawyers are retained.
Mary Christine Ludwig
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Pontiac, IL Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(815) 844-7151 P.O. Box 407
109 N. Mill St.
Pontiac, IL 61764
Business, Agricultural, Estate Planning and Municipal
Drake University Law School
Mary Ludwig received her J.D. and M.B.A., along with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law from Drake University in 2005. Prior to that she received a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. Mary concentrates her practice in agricultural law, estate planning, real estate transactions and probate. Her agricultural law experience includes organization and representation of production agricultural farm operations, agricultural cooperatives, grain elevators, agricultural input suppliers, ethanol and bio-diesel plants, and specialty farm product companies, wind tower and cell tower leases and easements, pipeline, gas, public utility and fiber optic easements,...
D. Peter Wise
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
The John Marshall Law School
Frederick J. Schlosser
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Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, DUI, Personal Injury and White Collar Crime
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jason Bartell
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(217) 352-5900 10 E. Main St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Agricultural, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
James W. Ackerman
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(888) 899-1977 2601 S 5th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Free ConsultationSpringfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
Business, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Valparaiso University School of Law
Following in his father’s footsteps as a legal advocate, Springfield personal injury lawyer James Ackerman established his practice in 1989.

Our approach to the law and to meeting our clients' needs comes from Jim Ackerman's belief that clients are best served when they are fully informed and engaged in every aspect of their case. Jim is a former prosecutor who handles injury claims and who coaches other attorneys on the finer points of case preparation, taking a case to trial, and the art of handling juries. Jim brings years of legal and courtroom experience to bear on every case.

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Julie C. King
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CHAMPAIGN, IL Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 239-3519 301 N. Neil, Suite 400
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
University of Illinois College of Law
I’m a solo practice attorney in Champaign, Illinois. I focus exclusively on estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney), business formation and transactions, and intellectual property (trademark, copyright, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements).

I have 20 years of experience in working with clients, from individuals to large businesses, to help them with life stage planning, business planning, intellectual property protection, dispute resolution, and other legal matters. My “proactive planning” approach to my practice means that I works with clients to carefully develop plans of action to help achieve their personal and business goals as smoothly as possible and avoid common problems as...
Todd M. Goebel
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Neal J. Wallace
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Edwardsville, IL Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(618) 692-9967 216 E Park Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Business, Construction, Consumer and Elder
University of Dayton School of Law
Accomplished attorney with background in the areas of real estate, business law, consumer law, wills, trusts, & estate planning, employment law, and dispute resolution. Extensive experience drafting and negotiating contracts and legal documents, particularly in the corporate and real estate areas. Able to identify core issues and obtain solid results. Approved Mediator for the Greater Gateway Association of Realtors Arbitration panelist in the Madison County Mandatory Arbitration program
Colin Artinger
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Belleville, IL Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(618) 920-6439 15 N. 1st St. (Suite 200)
Belleville, IL 62220
Business, Collections, Family and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Prior to law school, Colin graduated from Saint Louis University in 2013 with dual degrees in legal studies and business administration. Between undergrad and law school he worked as a project manager for a large-scale commercial redevelopment project.?

Colin graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2017 with cum laude honors and a specialization in Business and Transactional Law. He is licensed to handle legal work in both Missouri and Illinois. While in law school, he interned with the St. Clair County State’s Attorneys office, where he assisted in the felony and special prosecution divisions. He later clerked for...
Joseph Murphy
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Champaign, IL Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W Church St
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Communications and IP
American University
Joseph D. Murphy is currently the president of Meyer Capel. Following law school and a two-year clerkship with a federal district court judge, Mr. Murphy began his practice with a Wall Street law firm, gaining substantial experience in trademark licensing and intellectual property litigation. Subsequently, he moved to a Washington, D.C.-based firm, where his practice concentrated in franchise litigation and counseling. Since returning to Champaign-Urbana in 1994 to join Meyer Capel, he has focused his practice on a combination of intellectual property (including franchise licensing) and telecommunications.
Thomas Howard
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Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 740-4033 316 SW Washington St. Suite 1A
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Cannabis Law and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Licensed to practice since 2008, Thomas Howard has represented numerous financial institutions in litigation to enforce their security interests. Over the past decade, he has assisted community banks in complex commercial workouts involving some of the most sophisticated financial products in the banking industry. He has also litigated in contested contract cases on various legal theories.

After being licensed to practice for ten years, Mr. Howard joined Hall Rustom and Fritz in June of 2018 to expand his legal offerings to business clients to include a higher level of service through his knowledge of technology. To assist downstate...
Gordon W. Gates
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Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(217) 522-9010 1231 S 8th St
Springfield, IL 62703
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University College of Law
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Business, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Construction
University of Kentucky College of Law
Dave White is a partner with Kopec, White & Spooner Attorneys at Law (telephone 217-726-7540) and has over 25 years experience helping small business owners, families and individuals in Springfield, Illinois and throughout Sangamon County and Central Illinois. Kopec, White & Spooner is a full-service law firm providing cost-conscious representation and legal solutions for its clients.
David B. Sholem
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University
David B. Sholem joined Meyer Capel in 1978 and was named as a shareholder of the firm in 1982. He graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. Mr. Sholem attended the University of Illinois College of Law and Case Western Reserve University’s School of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1978. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1978. Mr. Sholem’s professional affiliations include Champaign County (Illinois) Bar Association (former President), Illinois State Bar Association (Real Estate Section) and American Bar Association. David Sholem has represented a number of real estate developers and...
William B. Bates Jr.
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Lincoln, IL Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(217) 735-1234 306 Clinton Street
Lincoln, IL 62656
Business, Criminal, Divorce and White Collar Crime
Drake University
Steven A. Amjad
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Champaign, IL Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Appeals and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University
Steven A. Amjad brings extensive experience in many aspects of legal practice to the clients of Meyer Capel. Over the last several years he has practiced litigation including complicated commercial litigation, personal injury, toxic tort defense and criminal defense.
J. Steven Ayres
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Robinson, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Business, Appeals, Collections and Construction
University of Illinois College of Law
S. Linn Perkins
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Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of Illinois College of Law
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