Kampsville, Illinois Family Lawyers

Kirk C.  Stange
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Illinois Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

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... Read More »
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Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Illinois Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience

Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a... Read More »
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Gary W. Wangler
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A trusted name. Serving families.

Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced... Read More »
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Jared Giuffre
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Carlinville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(217) 854-4761 5 Hoch St.,
Carlinville, IL 62294
Family, DUI, Divorce and Estate Planning
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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Granite City, IL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 600-1540 P.O. Box 703
Granite City, IL 62040
Free ConsultationFamily, DUI, Divorce 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...
Mr. John Martin Delaney Jr
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East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(618) 259-0500 346 West St. Louis Ave.
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Saint Louis University School of Law
I began my legal career as a Law Clerk for Judge Joseph Barr in the late 1970's. From there, I worked at Dunham, Bowman & Leskera as their Law clerk till January of 1981 when I became an Assistant States Attorney for Madison County Illinois. My tour of duty there lasted 4 years. From January 1985 through December 1996, my legal career had been with both Attorney Ben Allen and Doug Mendenhall. Effective January 1, 1997 I am a solo practitioner, and handle all sorts of legal matters, specializing in Plaintiffs Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. I provide full service...
Alton, IL Family Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(618) 462-1077 603 Henry St
Alton, IL 62002
Free ConsultationFamily, Asbestos, Criminal and Nursing Home
Saint Louis University School of Law
Gillespie, IL Family Law Lawyer
(217) 839-2000 207 N Macoupin St
Gillespie, IL 62033
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 259-2113 2 Terminal Dr
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Civil Rights, Divorce and Social Security Disability
Jacksonville, IL Family Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(217) 245-7111 816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0696
Family, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
East Alton, IL Family Law Attorney
(618) 466-8484 707 Berkshire Blvd
East Alton, IL 62024
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Jacksonville, IL Family Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(217) 245-7111 816 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651-0696
Family, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Carlinville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(217) 718-3335 124 E. Side Sq.
Carlinville, IL 62626-1746
Family, Divorce and Elder
Jacksonville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(217) 245-6177 232 West State Street
Jacksonville, IL 62651
Family and Insurance Claims
Jillian Wood
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(618) 307-7100 6 Club Centre
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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.
Trent West
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(217) 324-7777 1118 W. Ryder St.
Litchfield, IL 62056
Litchfield, IL Family Law Lawyer
Family, Divorce, Estate Planning and Traffic Tickets
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Our firm is rooted in Montgomery County with two offices to better serve the area. I handle many cases in the surrounding counties (Macoupin, Bond, Fayette, Christian, and Shelby County) as well. We have experience handling many areas of law, including personal injury (car wrecks/dog bites/slip or trip & falls/wrongful deaths/malpractice), traffic/DUI/criminal defense cases, bankruptcy, family law (custody/child support/adoption/divorce), estate planning (wills/POAs/trusts), and estate administration (non-probate and probate), and general civil practice.

I grew up Nokomis (Montgomery County), where my parents still reside. My degrees are from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Thomas M. Cooley Law School....
Edward J. Blake Jr.
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(855) 886-1529 32 Country Club View Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationEdwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Saint Louis University School of Law
Blake Behme Gilbreth Links, P.C. has offices in Belleville, Collinsville, Edwardsville, Carlyle and Effingham, Illinois. AREAS OF PRACTICE: Probate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law, Tax Law and Estate Planning, including Business, Child Custody, Child Support, Collaborative Divorce, Commercial Real Estate, Consume Protection, Debt Settlement, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, Breaches of Fiduciary Duty, Family, Foreclosure, Landlord/Tenant, Legal Malpractice, Litigation, Civil Lawsuits, Military Divorce, Nursing Home, Personal Injury, Probate, Estate Settlement, Real Estate, Securities, DCFS, Tax, Internal Revenue Service, Illinois Department of Revenue, Illinois Department of Employment Security and White Collar Crime.
Gary W. Wangler
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(618) 206-6232 114 Lincoln Place Court
Suite #103
Belleville, IL 62221-7884
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Illinois College of Law
Experienced professional legal representation for criminal defense, drug cases, divorce, child custody and support, adoption, domestic violence, DUI/DWI, lawsuits, trials and appeals. Gary Wangler is an experienced attorney practicing in the Metro East and greater Southern Illinois area. Contact Gary Wangler with your legal questions or concerns at (618) 206-6232 or at (618) 514-3286 or by email at:garywanglerlaw@gmail.com. Gary Wangler is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. He is licensed to practice before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Fifth District Appellate Court and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He has...
Jeremy W. Sackett
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main St. Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeremy Sackett is a former prosecutor with 10 years of courtroom intensive experience. He now represents clients in matters of criminal defense, personal injury, traffic violations, and DUI's.
Kathleen L Hammock
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Highland, IL Family Law Lawyer
(618) 882-4525 In Highland...
102 Executive Dr.
Highland, IL 62249
Family, Arbitration & Mediation, Business and Divorce
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.
Emily E. Scott
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Swansea, IL Family Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(618) 416-3526 4509 N. Illinois St.
Ste 4
Swansea, IL 62226
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Emily is a determined and fierce advocate for her clients. At the same time her welcoming smile and friendly personality will put you at ease when discussing your legal problem. Emily has spent the last 12 years representing clients in real estate, eviction and installment sales contract cases. Whether it is negotiating a settlement or taking a case to court, Emily’s experience allows her to get results for her clients.

Emily has an Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a law degree from Southern Illinois University. While in law school, she worked for...
Kristin Olson
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Ct.
Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Kristin Olson is an Associate Attorney at Stange Law Firm, PC. She is licensed to practice in Illinois and is based out of the firm's Belleville office in St. Clair County. She represents clients in a wide variety of family law matters, including, divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other domestic relation matters. Note: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Kristin Olson is responsible for the content. Principal place of business 120 South Central Ave, Suite 450, St. Louis (Clayton), MO 63105.
Kelly Garrett-Hicks
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Columbia, IL Family Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(618) 551-0300 217 N. Main Street
Columbia, IL 62236
Free ConsultationFamily, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Ms. Hicks has been practicing law in St. Clair and Monroe Counties for more than 10 years. She has successfully tried numerous divorce and custody cases. She is also an experienced mediator. Ms. Hicks grew up in a small town in Monroe County and returned to the area to practice law. She resides with her husband and son in Columbia.
Michael J Swanson
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 North Main Street, Suite 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family, Divorce, 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....
Tyler Scott Phillips
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Quincy, IL Family Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(217) 214-2757 811 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Family, Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tyler Phillips began his legal career as solo practitioner following graduation from the St. Louis University School of Law in 2012. Thereafter, Tyler joined a law firm in Quincy, Illinois and engaged in a diverse area of practice including divorce, domestic relations, real estate, estate planning, criminal defense, and civil litigation, in both Illinois and Missouri. Tyler joined the firm of Hauk and Owens in 2016 where he continues to practice in both Illinois and Missouri. Tyler was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois, where he graduated from Quincy Notre Dame before traveling to St. Louis for his undergraduate...
Anna Feygina
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Belleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(618) 310-3711 115 Lincoln Place Court, Suite 101
Belleville, IL 62221
Free ConsultationFamily and Divorce
Saint Louis University School of Law
Anna Feygina is an Associate Attorney in the Belleville office of Stange Law Firm, P.C., and is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois. She has limited her practice to family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, paternity and other family law matters. Ms. Feygina was born in St. Petersburg, Russia and moved to St. Louis, Missouri with her family at the age of fifteen. Ms. Feygina received her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University Law School. While attending law school, she worked for over two years at the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri handling family...
Colin Artinger
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Belleville, IL Family Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(618) 920-6439 15 N. 1st St. (Suite 200)
Belleville, IL 62220
Family, Business, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Devin C. DiDominicus
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(618) 692-8225 315 N. Main Street
STE 1
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce 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.
Kelley V. Zuber
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Lebanon, IL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(618) 513-0716 107 W. St. Louis Street
Lebanon, IL 62254
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
I am a former prosecutor for Jackson, St. Clair, and Union Counties with extensive trial experience ready to help you when you need it most.
Mr Charles S Watson
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Springfield, IL Family Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(217) 544-6165 P.O.Box 5477
Springfield, IL 62705
Family, Divorce and Employment
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...
Amy F. Campbell Spector
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(618) 551-0300 600 Country Club View, Ste. 2
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning 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...
Nrupa Patel
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Decatur, IL Family Law Attorney
(217) 429-4296 202 S. Franklin St., 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
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...
Stan Weller
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Belleville, IL Family Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(618) 277-3476 1 S. Church St.
Suite 202
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Stan R. Weller is a practicing attorney in the Southern Illinois/Metro East St. Louis area. He established the Weller Law Firm in 2006 after a number of years in private firms, as well as a period with the Illinois Attorney General’s office working in the Sexually Violent Persons Unit. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1992 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the Southern Illinois University of Carbondale in 1998. He is a certified mediator, arbitrator, and former guardian ad litem, but concentrates his practice in the areas of family law and...
Andrew J. Rankin
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Springfield, IL Family Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(217) 717-8605 400 S. 9th Street, Suite 100
Springfield, IL 62701
Family and Divorce
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,...
Monica Hawkins
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Decatur, IL Family Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(217) 422-2540 202 S Franklin Street
Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62523
Family, Criminal, Divorce and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Christopher Everett Sherer
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Springfield, IL Family Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(217) 525-1571 One West Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 600 ~ Myers Building
Springfield, IL 62701
Family, Administrative, Appeals and Estate Planning
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Daniel J. Reynolds
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Decatur, IL Family Law Lawyer
(217) 428-0948 Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd.
132 S Water St., Ste. 610
Decatur, IL 62523
Family, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
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.
Jon P. Erickson
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Decatur, IL Family Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(217) 615-4812 132 South Water Street, Suite 260
Decatur, IL 62523
Family, Divorce, Domestic Violence 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...
Jeanna N. Storment
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(618) 233-7900 521 W. Main St.
Suite 100
Belleville, IL 62220
Free ConsultationBelleville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
Family, Divorce, Foreclosure Defense and Probate
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Angela Dahn Tanner
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(618) 307-7100 5 Club Centre Ct.
Suite A
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Family and Divorce
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.
David V. White
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Springfield, IL Family Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(217) 726-7540 801 South MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, IL 62704
Family, Appeals, Divorce and Estate Planning
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.
Robert Elovitz
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Edwardsville, IL Family Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(618) 692-4800 521 St Louis St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Free ConsultationFamily, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
27 years experience defending those accused of serious criminal offenses. Over 20 years experience representing people in contested family matters and high-asset divorces. Extensive jury trial experience in criminal and civil courts. 24 years experience in the defense of serious Federal Criminal cases.
Rhonda K Jenkins
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Springfield, IL Family Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(217) 544-2500 421 South Grand Ave West
Quantum Centre, Suite 1A
Springfield, IL 62704
Free ConsultationFamily, Divorce, Estate Planning and Probate
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Experienced trial lawyer. Practicing in Sangamon County and Central Illinois.
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