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John Nelson Hauk
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Brown County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 11 years experience
(217) 214-2757 117 West Main
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals and Personal Injury
Illinois Institute of Technology
As an attorney licensed in Illinois and Missouri, my practice is limited to assisting individuals and families in domestic relations cases and those that have suffered injuries. I look forward to assisting you.
Ryan Parker
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Adams County, IL Divorce Lawyer
(217) 214-2757 811 Maine St.
Quincy, IL 62301
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Fulton County, IL Divorce Attorney
122 N Avenue A
Canton, IL 61520
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Fulton County, IL Divorce Lawyer
(309) 245-2474 165 E Fort St
Farmington, IL 61531
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Kirk C.  Stange
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(855) 805-0595 400 S. 9th Street
Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
Sangamon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
If you are going through a divorce or family law matter, it can feel like your whole life is hanging in the balance. Not knowing what will happen to you or your family can can be overwhelming. To help clients with divorce and family law matters in their time of need, Stange Law Firm, PC has limited their practice to divorce and family law matters. For your convenience, we have offices in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas and Oklahoma in places such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Columbia, Springfield, Wichita, Tulsa and beyond. We also respond to all phone...
Todd Alan Roseberry
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McLean County, IL Divorce Attorney with 21 years experience
(309) 829-3636 407 W. Front St., Suite No. 2
Bloomington, IL 61701
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Family
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Todd Roseberry's experience includes a period of employment with the Illinois Department of Public Aid, Springfield, Illinois,as a Public Aid Income Maintenance Specialist. He also served in the Illinois Army National Guard at Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois, from 1985 to 1993 as a medic and medical laboratory technician. Todd is married with three children and lives in Leroy,Illinois. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the McLean County Bar Association. He is a member of the Greek Orthodox Church of the Three Hierarchs in Champaign, Illinois where he teaches religious education to high school children. His...
Drew R. Quitschau
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
456 Fulton St. Suite 203
Peoria, IL 61602
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Estate Planning and Family
University of Arkansas School of Law
Drew Quitschau is an accomplished, results-driven attorney with 15 years of legal experience in a multitude of practice areas. He is dedicated to providing exceptional legal services to clients by developing creative strategies to accomplish their objectives. Drew primarily concentrates in the areas of real estate transactions, business law, family law, collections, probate, and estate planning.

Drew Quitschau received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, his J.D. from the University of Arkansas, and he is currently pursuing an M.B.A. from Illinois State University. While in law school, Drew was the Articles Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, an Arkansas Bar...
Ray Choudhry
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Rock Island County, IL Divorce Attorney with 44 years experience
(309) 797-8000 1515 5th Ave #430
Moline, IL 61265
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Northwestern University School of Law
Ray recieved his J.D. at Northwestern University in 1974 and M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1972 with a B.A. at California State, L.A. in 1968. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and Rock Island County Bar Association.

Former Public Administrator of Rock Island County

Former Public Guardian of Rock Island County

HUD Foreclosure Commissioner
Jillian Wood
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(618) 307-7100 6 Club Centre
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 10 years experience
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jillian Wood is a Partner at Stange Law Firm, PC. She manages the Illinois offices and the Arnold, Missouri office of the firm. Jillian is based out of the firm's Belleville, Illinois office and represents clients solely in family law matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Jillian Wood is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave., Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Jerry A Tuffentsamer
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 7 years experience
(309) 839-8049 1022 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61606-1956
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Juvenile and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
native of central Illinois, Attorney, Jerry A. Tuffentsamer, was raised in the local small community of Manito, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Jerry worked for several years in the central Illinois as union construction laborer out of the Laborers’ International Union, Local 231. As a union laborer, Jerry worked several years for a local commercial concrete and masonry company.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies/Pre-law from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Jerry then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jerry was a member of...
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Amy F. Spector is a managing partner with Hicks & Spector, L.L.C. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois . Ms. Spector holds a B.S. in Business Administration from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in Marketing and minored in Psychology. Ms. Spector received her Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois, where she was an active member of the Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, as well as the student division of the American Bar Association.

After law school, Ms. Spector went on...
G. Edward Murphy
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Tazewell County, IL Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
Murphy & Dunn, P.C.
8 South Fourth Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Free ConsultationDivorce, Appeals, Domestic Violence and Family
Northern Illinois University
G. Edward Murphy is the founder of the law firm, and has been one of Peoria, Bloomington, Pekin and Central Illinois' best divorce, custody and family law attorneys and lawyers for the past 28 years. He knows how to litigate your case when necessary, negotiate favorably for you if possible, and win your case for you and your children. He is a skilled trial attorney, but also a capable mediator and problem solver. He has been lead counsel running this firm since he was 26 years old and has been winning ever since for the past 27 years....
Michelle R. Eggert
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 24 years experience
(309) 671-3550 411 Hamilton Blvd
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL 61602
Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Michigan Law School and DePaul College of Law
Christopher S. McCall
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(309) 673-1200 1225 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61606
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Illinois College of Law
Attorney Christopher S. McCall is a Peoria criminal defense lawyer who has dealt with a wide variety of criminal charges and is equipped and qualified to take on your case and support you at this time. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received his undergraduate degree. From there, he went on to earn his Juris Doctorate at the University of Illinois College of Law at Urbana-Champaign. He has dealt with all kinds of cases and accusations, and his experience can of great benefit to you at this time. Prior to opening McCall Law Offices, he worked...
Candice M Thomason
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Tazewell County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
Murphy & Dunn, P.C.
8 South Fourth Street
Pekin, IL 61554
Divorce and Family
Valparaiso University School of Law
Candice M. Thomason is an Associate Attorney at Murphy & Dunn, P.C. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association and the American Bar Association. Candice is a graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law, where she graduated with honors in May of 2014. She also earned her M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Valparaiso University. Candice works primarily with Managing Partner G. Edward Murphy and with her Paralegal Natalee R. Russell in all areas of...
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main Street
STE 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Family and Probate
DePaul College of Law
Devin C. DiDominicus was born in Granite City, Illinois. He received his law degree from DePaul College of Law in Chicago, Illinois where he won awards for his superior performance in trial advocacy, litigation strategies, and securities law. After spending time with the Cook County Public Defender’s Office, he returned to southern Illinois to open his own practice. While practicing on his own, he handled family cases, including complex and contested divorces, as well as criminal and testamentary matters. Counselor DiDominicus now works with the firm of Swanson and Sackett, P.C.
Jared Giuffre
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 8 years experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jared possesses a varied background from family and divorce law to criminal law.
Nathaniel Elmore
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 600-1540 P.O. Box 703
Granite City, IL 62040
Free ConsultationDivorce, DUI, Family and Traffic Tickets
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Nathaniel is a solo practice attorney. He received a Bachelors of Psychology with a Minor in Speech Communication from Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 2010. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois. Nathaniel was born in Granite City, Illinois, where he now provides

As a solo practitioner, he assists clients through the processes of Family Law and Criminal Law including: Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Guardianship, Prenuptial Agreements, Orders of Protection, and Contempt,Felonies and Misdemeanors, Traffic, DUI, DWI. This requires empathy and understanding...
David V. White
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Sangamon County, IL Divorce Attorney with 29 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Divorce, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
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.
Mr Charles S Watson
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Sangamon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 35 years experience
(217) 544-6165 P.O.Box 5477
Springfield, IL 62705
Divorce, Employment and Family
Drake University Law School
With over 30 years in practice and being a fourth generation lawyer, I live to help my clients. I understand that our families and our jobs are largely how we define ourselves, and when things go wrong with either our whole world is turned upside down. If you have been wrongfully fired, harassed, underpaid, or treated badly by your employer, I may be able to help you get justice for the wrongs done to you. If you need a divorce, child support, custody, visitation, or some other help in your family situation, contact me to get you started...
Monica Hawkins
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Macon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 21 years experience
(217) 422-2540 202 S Franklin Street
Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62523
Divorce, Criminal, Family and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Michael J Swanson
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Madison County, IL Divorce Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Michael J. Swanson is an experienced courtroom attorney who knows how to navigate the court system to aggressively represent his clients and maximize favorable outcomes. Prior to joining the law firm of Swanson & Sackett P.C., Michael served as the Managing Attorney in the Madison County State's Attorney's Office child support division. In this role, he handled thousands of cases each year and gained extensive courtroom experience. Michael earned his Juris Doctorate at Saint Louis University and his bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE), which he attended following his six-year enlistment with the U.S. Air Force....
Barbara L Sherer
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer
(618) 692-6656 205 N. 2nd Street
Suite 102
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Criminal, Probate and Real Estate
Washington University in St. Louis
Barbara has been practicing law in the St. Louis Metro East area for over 27 years, concentrating in the areas of family law, real estate law, criminal defense and general civil practice.

She completed both her undergraduate degree and Juris Doctorate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. During law school, she clerked on the Court of Appeals in Eastern Missouri and worked at a personal injury law firm.

After graduating, she worked at the Law Firm of Lucco, Brown, and Mudge in Edwardsville, Illinois. Additionally, Barbara was the lead attorney in the Domestic Violence/Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Madison County...
Andrew J. Rankin
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Sangamon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 717-8605 400 S. 9th Street, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Andrew is originally from Highland, Illinois and is now a part of the Springfield, Illinois office for Stange Law Firm, PC. Andrew earned his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois. After law school, Andrew gained experience working for several firms in Illinois so you can be sure that Andrew has the knowledge to help you through your family law case. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Andrew Rankin is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave,...
Jon P. Erickson
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Macon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 19 years experience
(217) 615-4812 132 South Water Street, Suite 260
Decatur, IL 62523
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jon Erickson, known formally as Jonathan Parker Erickson, is a Decatur native and attended Decatur public schools through 12th grade. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1991 and completed his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice Sciences at Illinois State University in 1995. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University in 1999. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 2000.

Jon worked as an Assistant State's Attorney for Macon County from Spring 2000 until December 2000 at which time...
Nrupa Patel
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Macon County, IL Divorce Attorney
(217) 429-4296 202 S. Franklin St., 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationDivorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Juvenile
Nrupa Patel joined the BRE Law team as a partner in June of 2017. Nrupa is an experienced litigator, having served as a Macon County prosecutor for four years. During her time there, she handled a variety of matters, including: felonies, traffic cases, domestic batteries, and juvenile delinquencies.

Utilizing and leveraging her previous experience and knowledge of the criminal justice system, Nrupa primarily practices criminal defense and family law at BRE Law. Nrupa is multilingual, giving her the unique ability to assist clients in Spanish, Hindi, and Gujarati.

Nrupa is a native of the Chicago suburbs. After graduating from high school, she...
Don Pioletti
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Woodford County, IL Divorce Attorney with 42 years experience
(309) 467-3213 107 E Eureka Ave #1
Eureka, IL 61530
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
George Mason University School of Law
Don B. Pioletti, Jr. has practiced law for over 35 years. He graduated from the George Mason University Law School in Virginia in 1976. He then served as an Assistant Illinois Attorney General and later as an Assistant State's Attorney. He now practices at Pioletti & Pioletti in Eureka, IL doing general practice law.
Warren Earl Benning
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Madison County, IL Divorce Attorney with 31 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Warren Benning is a Senior Associate with Stange Law Firm, PC. He is based out of Edwardsville in Madison County, Illinois.
Daniel J. Reynolds
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Macon County, IL Divorce Lawyer
(217) 428-0948 Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd.
132 S Water St., Ste. 610
Decatur, IL 62523
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Saint Louis University School of Law
Dan Reynolds tells bad jokes and finds humor in the antics of poorly-behaved dogs. Dan is a lawyer serving Macon County and surrounding areas. His primary areas of practice are DUI, criminal law, divorce and family law, civil litigation, and FOID appeals.
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Sangamon County, IL Divorce Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 544-2500 421 South Grand Ave West
Quantum Centre, Suite 1A
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationDivorce, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Experienced trial lawyer. Practicing in Sangamon County and Central Illinois.
Kyle J. Worby
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Warren County, IL Divorce Attorney with 7 years experience
(309) 734-1001 122 W Boston Ave
2nd Floor
Monmouth, IL 61462
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, DUI and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Henry Adeny Wasonga
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Dallas County, TX Divorce Lawyer with 4 years experience
(214) 653-3550 133 N. Riverfront Blvd. LB 2
Dallas, TX 75207
Divorce and Family
Henry Wasonga is a Junior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and is based out of the firm's Edwardsville, Illinois office. He represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Henry Wasonga is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 1750 South Brentwood Blvd, Suite 401, St. Louis, MO 63144.
Brian J. Seckler
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(309) 673-0069 411 Hamilton Blvd.
Suite 1900
Peoria, IL 61602
Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family and Nursing Home
Northern Illinois University
I help my clients see the big picture as we navigate through the complex issues of your divorce or child-related litigation. We will tailor a strategy together to achieve successful resolution of the issues in your case. Toward that end, I believe it is important for my client to be involved in the decision-making process and make his or her own choices.
Thomas R Siegel
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Warren County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 16 years experience
(309) 734-8016 107 North Main Street
P.O. Box 590
Monmouth, IL 61462
Divorce, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Northern Illinois University
Stephany L. Impson
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Bureau County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 45 years experience
(630) 606-8914 8067 200 East Street
Neponset, IL 61345
Free ConsultationDivorce, Family, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Stephany L. Impson received her law degree from the University of Illinois. In addition, she has an MBA with emphases in Marketing and Finance from Northwestern University, is a certified Illinois Administrative Adjudicator, and has certification as a Family Law Mediator.

For over three decades, Stephany worked in the title insurance industry. For much of that time, she was a national underwriting counsel. In that capacity, she underwrote and closed transactions for commercial and industrial properties located in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Canada. In the four years...
Dustin A. Maguire
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Madison County, IL Divorce Attorney with 4 years experience
(618) 692-5255 118 N. Kansas Street
Suite B
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce and Family
Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University
Dustin Maguire is an Attorney and Mediator in Edwardsville. He works directly with his clients from the beginning to the end of their cases. Dustin focuses his practice on assisting family law clients in understanding how the law applies to their situation and providing the insight and information to make well-informed decisions.
Angela Dahn Tanner
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Madison County, IL Divorce Attorney with 18 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce and Family
Washington University School of Law
Regina Wells is a Senior Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC in the West County office located in Ellisville, Missouri. She is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri. Regina represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon advertisements. Regina Wells is responsible for the content. Principle place of business 120 South Central Avenue, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Jilmala Rogers
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Sangamon County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 5 years experience
(855) 805-0595 400 S. 9th Street
Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
Divorce and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
Finding the right family law office or attorney could be a difficult decision to make. Jilmala Rogers is one of our Associate Attorneys at our firm and is practicing family law in our Springfield, Illinois office. Jilmala will listen to your case and is here to guide you through the process.

Jilmala Rogers graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, in English Language and Literature from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. She obtained a Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Jilmala mentored a young lady with C-U One on One mentoring program for several years.

Jilmala is a...
Gale P. Stipes
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Madison County, IL Divorce Lawyer with 36 years experience
(618) 692-9444 220 S Buchanan St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Divorce, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Family
At Law Office of Gale P. Stipes, P.C., our clients always come first. Every client is treated with courtesy and honesty. We will keep you informed through the entire case and pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. Our experience and integrity have earned us a reputation as one of Madison County, Illinois' premier legal firms. Whether we are representing you in a divorce, child support, visitation or other family matter or are mediating your divorce or visitation issues our experience and consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust. Attorney Gale Stipes is dedicated to representing you...
Joseph Michael Borsberry
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Peoria County, IL Divorce Attorney with 25 years experience
(309) 637-9000 411 Hamilton Blvd.
Suite 1510
Peoria, IL 61602
Free ConsultationDivorce, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
DePaul College of Law
JOSEPH M. BORSBERRY of Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. of Peoria obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University And has been practicing law for 23 years. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Joseph M. Borsberry concentrates his practice in criminal, juvenile, traffic and family law matters. He has lectured on Illinois...
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