Macomb, Illinois Business Lawyers

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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Bernard (Chip) Owens III
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Mt. Sterling, IL Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(217) 214-2757 117 W Main Street
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Valparaiso University School of Law
As an attorney licensed in Illinois and Indiana, my practice involves working with individuals and businesses to address their legal questions. In my practice, I typically assist and address legal issues regarding business formation, corporate issues, and general business. I work directly with my clients to address their legal matters. My goal is to become a trusted advisor to assist clients in addressing their legal needs.
Justin Michael Raver
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Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S. Soangetaha Road
Galesburg, IL 61401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Agricultural, Appeals and Bankruptcy
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Justin is a partner and chief executive officer of the firm working primarily out of our Kewanee office. Justin graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2007 and was hired on with Barash and Everett as an associate thereafter. He is a veteran of the United States navy where he served as a Sonar Technician on the Submarine, USS Nevada SSBN 733. BORN: Decatur, Illinois. ADMITTED TO BAR: 2007, Illinois. EDUCATION: Southern Illinois University (B.A., 2004); Southern Illinois University School of Law (J.D., 2007). MEMBER: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association; Henry County...
Grant Gulovsen
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Galesburg, IL Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 341-6010 256 S Soangetaha Rd
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Daniel B. Stoerzbach
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Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(309) 343-5010 2101 Windish Drive
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Galesburg, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 344-5252 1865 N Henderson St
Galesburg, IL 61401
Business, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Canton, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 789-0415 26582 N M and M Rd
Canton, IL 61520
Business, Administrative, Elder and Family
Petersburg, IL Business Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(217) 632-2282 101 E Douglas Ave
Petersburg, IL 62675
Business and Estate Planning
Carthage, IL Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(217) 357-2107 55 S Adams St
Carthage, IL 62321-1433
Business and Family
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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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
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.
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
Jason Bartell
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Bloomington, IL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(217) 352-5900 207 W. Jefferson St.
Bloomington, IL 309-807-5275
Business, Agricultural, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
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.
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
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
Mr. Jacob J. Frost
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Spring Valley, IL Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(815) 323-4851 102 E. Saint Paul Street
Spring Valley, IL 61362
Business, Collections, Education and Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Jacob J. Frost practices in the areas of estate/trust administration, residential and commercial real estate purchases and sales, business organizations, governmental law, and wills and trusts. Attorney Frost has served and represented clients in the Illinois Valley area for several years. Frost earned his law degree from the University of Illinois College of Law, with high honors in Legal Research and Writing. He received his Associate of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Illinois Valley Community College and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He was admitted to both Phi Beta Kappa...
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.
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
James D. Greenwood
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Rock Island, IL Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(309) 794-1515 224 - 18th Street, 4th Floor
P.O. Box 4298
Rock Island, IL 61201
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
Drake University
James Greenwood is admitted to practice in Iowa, Illinois, the U.S. District Court of the Central District of Illinois, and U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Iowa. In addition, James is licensed to practice before the Department of Veterans Affairs.
James works primarily in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate, Contracts, and Estate Planning. He is a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute, the Iowa State Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Scott County Bar Association.
James holds his Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration degrees from Drake University where he was awarded...
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
Valerie M Moehle
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Pekin, IL Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(309) 347-4141 410 Broadway
Pekin, IL 61554
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Northern Illinois University
Britt A Brown
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Decatur, IL Business Law Attorney
(217) 423-3411 234 S Franklin Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Business
Paul M Brodersen Sr.
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Washington, IL Business Law Lawyer
(918) 729-6755 200 Walnut Street
P.O. Box 213
Washington, IL 61571
Business
Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(217) 726-7540 601 W Monroe St
Springfield, IL 62704
Business, Divorce and Family
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(309) 999-9899 416 Main Street  
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Criminal and Employment
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(309) 497-3211 401 Main St
Peoria, IL 61602
Business and Securities
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(217) 467-4914 400 S 9th St
Springfield, IL 62701
Business, Education and Employment
John Marshall Law School
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 497-3234 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Springfield, Illinois Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(217) 528-7375 400 South Ninth Street
Springfield, ILLINOIS 62701
Business, Real Estate and Tax
University of Illinois College of Law
Bloomington, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 820-7420 117 N Center St
Bloomington, IL 61701
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
Springfield, IL Business Law Lawyer
(217) 527-1282 1 SW Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
Business and Energy
University of Iowa College of Law
Springfield, IL Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(217) 726-9888 PO Box 151
Springfield, IL 62705
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Notre Dame Law School
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(309) 497-3233 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, IP and Tax
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(309) 497-3204 401 Main St
Peoria, IL 61602
Business
Peoria, IL Business Law Attorney
(309) 497-3235 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Boston University School of Law
Springfield, Illinois Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(217) 528-7375 400 South Ninth Street
Springfield, ILLINOIS 62701
Business, Civil Rights, Education and Employment
Southern Illinois University College of Law
Peoria, IL Business Law Lawyer
(309) 497-3210 401 Main Street
Peoria, IL 61602
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and IP
John Marshall Law School
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