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Jennifer Bunker Skerston

Jennifer Bunker Skerston

Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston
  • Family Law, Divorce, Estate Planning ...
  • Illinois
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Jennifer Bunker Skerston has worked in the Illinois Valley legal community for the past seven years handling many litigation related matters including will contests, property tax appeals, breach of contract, and personal injury claims.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston is actively involved in the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council. She is the Editor of the Council’s monthly publication distributed to members throughout Illinois. She also assists the Council in providing continuing legal education to attorneys, determining the need for new legislation, and reviewing and suggesting changes to current legislative proposals affecting wills, trusts and estates. She has developed and drafted will and trust-based estate plans and administered probate and trust estates. She teaches an advanced Master of Laws (LL.M) class at The John Marshall Law School in Estate Planning and Tax Law. She also has experience in representing local governmental agencies and in representing closely held businesses.

Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from Michigan State University College of Law with a concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law in May 2009 and was a Merit Scholarship recipient. She received her undergraduate degree, graduating With Highest Honors, from DePaul University in American Studies and minored in Professional Writing.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston was recognized as an outstanding young professional and a member of the “40 Under Forty” class for Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall and Putnam counties. She has been actively involved in the Zonta Club of the LaSalle-Peru Area.

Jennifer Bunker Skerston, has represented clients in Streator and throughout central Illinois for more than nine years. She handles Family Law matters involving custody determinations, divorces, paternity, adoptions and guardianship. She also handles matters concerning, estate planning, wills, trusts, probate matters, estate administration.

Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Estate Planning
Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Social Security Disability
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Landlord Tenant
Evictions, Housing Discrimination, Landlord Rights, Rent Control, Tenants' Rights
Elder Law
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • English
Professional Experience
Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston
If you've been arrested and charged with a crime, it's time to find a dedicated attorney who will fight for your freedom. Choose Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, LLC today if you're looking for an attorney that will give your case the personal attention it needs. Criminal Representation Provide for your family If you are going through a difficult divorce or separation, you can retain an attorney who will fight for the needs of your family. Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, LLC takes new cases for divorces, paternity, adoptions, custody, and more. Call us today! Fighting for families Protect your family Social Security Disability If you need an attorney, choose Law Offices of Reilly and Skerston, LLC. James T. Reilly and Jennifer Bunker Skerston have been concentrating in civil and criminal litigation for over 45 years of combined success.
Law Clerk
Justice Robert Carter, Third District Appellate Court
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Michigan State University
J.D. (2009) | Concentration in Environmental and Natural Resources Law.
Honors: Graduated cum laude; Dean's List; Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship Recipient; Jurisprudence Awards for International Environmental Law and Professional Responsibility; Journal of Animal Law Managing Editor.
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DePaul University
B.A. | Major in American Literature and History; Minor in Professional Writing.
Honors: Graduate With Highest Honor; Dean's List; Richard deCordova Prize for American Studies Scholars Writing Competition
Activities: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity.
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5 Year Newsletter Editor Award
Illinois State Bar
Trust & Estates Newsletter
Selected to Rising Star 2019
Super Lawyers
Outstanding Young Leader
Streator Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry
40 Under Forty
Illinois Small Business Development Center
Full-Tuition Merit Scholarship
Michigan State University
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6299208
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LaSalle County Bar Association
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Illinios State Bar Association
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Articles & Publications
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Illinois State Bar Association
Survey of Illinois Law: Trusts and Estates
Southern Illinois University Law Journal
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston. LLC
7 Dannys Drive, Suite 1
Streator, IL 61364
Telephone: (815) 672-8505
Fax: (815) 672-8605
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Ottawa and LaSalle times available by appointment only.