Piatt County Lawyers

William R. Tapella
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William R. Tapella
Champaign County, IL Lawyer
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southern Illinois University School of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Bill R. Tapella practices in the area of civil litigation, including medical malpractice, significant personal injuries, trucking accidents, railroad crossing accidents, wrongful death matters, product liability, and other tort litigation cases. Bill grew up in Herrin, Illinois and attended Eastern Illinois University and Southern Illinois University (SIU), Carbondale. He received his B.A. in Political Science from Southern Illinois University in 1981 and then went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law. While there, he received numerous academic honors, including admission to the Order of Coif, designation as a Harno Scholar, and ultimately graduated Magna Cum...
Jordan Butler
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Jordan Butler
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 3 years of experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University School of Law
Jordan joined the Spiros Law team in 2018 with eagerness to fight for innocent victims in his role as an Associate Attorney. Jordan's practice focuses on Nursing Home Abuse, Medical Malpractice, Defective Drugs and Devices, and other personal injury matters. Prior to joining Spiros Law, P.C., Jordan gained experience working as a legal advocate assisting with complex healthcare litigation in the General Counsel's Office for the United States Department of Health and Human Services. He also has served as a law clerk in the private sector and at the Missouri Public Defenders office. Most recently, Jordan has been awarded the...
Danielle Cain
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Danielle Cain
Champaign County, IL Lawyer
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Danielle E. Cain joined Spiros Law, P.C. in 2020. Danielle is originally from Champaign and was eager to return home after 8 years of practice in Decatur, IL. Danielle focuses on personal injury matters including motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse and neglect, and medical malpractice.  Danielle has established herself as an experienced litigator who has successfully settled hundreds of cases through careful mediation and negotiation. Danielle graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with her Juris Doctor in 2011 and was admitted to the state bar in 2011. When not in the office, Danielle is passionate about rescuing cats...
Russell Haugen
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Russell Haugen
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 12 years of experience
(217) 305-6084 301 N Neil St.
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
To seek out and maintain justice is Russell Haugen's goal as an Illinois personal injury attorney. Russell Haugen attended Illinois State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Throughout his undergraduate degree, Russ worked as a paralegal for Woodruff Johnson & Evans Law Offices. As a paralegal, he was able to learn a great deal about the many intricacies of both workers' compensation and personal injury law. This further convinced him to pursue a law degree. Russell Haugen attended Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan. There, he was a volunteer for the Lansing Teen Court, working...
Kenneth 'Casey' Woodruff
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Kenneth "Casey" Woodruff
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 32 years of experience
(217) 305-6084 301 N Neil St.
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Experienced. Tough. Driven. Put these three words together and you have defined the lead attorney at the firm of Woodruff Johnson & Evans. Over the course of his career, Mr. Woodruff has handled thousands of injury claims, recovering millions of dollars for people who have been hurt. Through it all, Mr. Woodruff has fought tirelessly to prevent corporations and big insurance companies from trampling on the rights of working men and women. For instance, on 40 different occasions, Mr. Woodruff represented employees from the University of Illinois who were denied their workers’ compensation rights after suffering repetitive-work injuries to their...
James Spiros
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James Spiros
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 28 years of experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationNursing Home, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Jim Spiros is known to all as an experienced litigator, having earned his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, who fights for those who need it most in cases involving workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accidents, defective drugs and devices, medical negligence, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect and abuse. Not only has Jim been consistently named one of the Leading Lawyers in the State of Illinois by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin consistently since 2003, every year since 2018 he has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer. When Jim is away from his office at Spiros Law,...
Dexter Evans
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Dexter Evans
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 17 years of experience
(217) 305-6084 301 N Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
Northern Illinois University College of Law
At a very young age, Dexter John Evans envisioned himself as an advocate for the sick and injured. The grandson of a Chicago union worker, he has always felt a strong urge to help those trying to protect their rights. It is from this foundation that Dexter established himself as an aggressive advocate for the rights of his clients. “The greatest satisfaction in my profession is the gratitude of my clients. There is no better feeling than to get a hug from a client who is in tears because they finally received the justice they deserve. The thank you letters...
Jay Johnson
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Jay Johnson
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 24 years of experience
(866) 891-9211 301 N Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
The John Marshall Law School
Respect for working men and women is the driving force behind Jay Johnson's commitment to workers' compensation law. It is a respect that runs deep. One of Jay's grandfathers was a Kentucky coal miner; the other, a member of the United Rubber Workers. Because both his grandfathers worked extremely hard in less-than-ideal environments, Jay has great empathy for those who get hurt on the job. Over the years, Jay Johnson has recovered millions of dollars for people suffering from a variety of work-related injuries. He prides himself on thoroughly preparing for each case and staying in close, personal contact with clients....
Timothy L. Karns
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Timothy L. Karns
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 15 years of experience
(217) 290-2833 701 Devonshire Dr
Suite C17
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Cari B. Rincker
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Cari B. Rincker
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 14 years of experience
(217) 531-2179 301 N. Neil Street, 4th Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
Agricultural, Animal, Arbitration & Mediation and Family
Elisabeth Haub School of Law - Pace University
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...
Alison Kimble
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Alison Kimble
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 4 years of experience
(217) 443-4343 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Michigan State University
Alison Kimble joined the Spiros Law team in 2018 after graduating from Michigan State University College of Law. While in law school, she earned a concentration in trial practice from the school's nationally recognized Geoffrey Fieger Trial Practice Institute. Alison has earned a reputation of being eager to serve clients in the area of personal injury and wanting to provide justice and compassion for her clients. Her practice focuses on Motor Vehicle Accidents, Workers' Compensation, and other personal injury matters. When not in the office, Alison enjoys reading, attending sporting events, and spending time with her family.
Sandra Loeb
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Sandra Loeb
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 23 years of experience
(217) 328-2828 317 E University Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationNursing Home, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Sandra is a partner at Spiros Law, P.C. She devotes her legal career to representing injured persons in worker's compensation and personal injury matters throughout Central Illinois. Sandra has successfully tried cases in front of juries and has secured millions of dollars in settlements for clients throughout Illinois. Sandra is a member of the Bar Associations for Champaign and Vermilion Counties, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the Illinois Bar Association. She is a past president of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association and currently serves on its program committee where she helps to design and facilitate continuing legal education...
Ryan R Bradley
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Ryan R Bradley
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(217) 337-1400 801 W Springfield Ave
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationBusiness, 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...
Jilmala Rogers
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Jilmala Rogers
Champaign County, IL Attorney
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationMedical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Florida Coastal School of Law
Jilmala is a central Illinois native who attended Fisk University in Nashville, TN where she received a BA in English, and later received her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. Jilmala returned to Champaign in 2014 to begin her legal career as an Assistant State’s Attorney, where she handled cases ranging from traffic to felony matters. Jilmala is passionate for giving back to her community, which has made her a strong litigator for those who have been harmed at the account of another's negligence. When she is not in the office, Jilmala enjoys walking her dog, attending...
Jon C. Walker
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Jon C. Walker
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(217) 403-9391 301 N. Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury, Social Security Disability and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Jon Walker is an associate attorney at Woodruff Johnson & Evans where he focuses his practice on personal injury, workers’ compensation, and Social Security Disability claims. With more than a decade of legal experience, Mr. Walker has successfully recovered millions of dollars for his injured clients. He is particularly experienced in handling workers’ compensation claims for auto industry workers. He is one of only a few attorneys in the entire state of Illinois currently helping injured workers secure expedited trial and appellate review by filing emergency hearings under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, Section 19(b-1). Call for a free consultation.
Lee Alhambra
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Lee Alhambra
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(217) 305-6084 301 N Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
LEANDRO A. ALHAMBRA
Respect, Compassion and Zealous Advocacy
Mr. Alhambra prides himself in providing each client with respect, compassion and zealous advocacy. Prior to pursuing his ambition of becoming a lawyer, Mr. Alhambra spent two years administering UAW disability benefits for a major insurance company. Seeing first hand some of the injustices done to working men and women, Mr. Alhambra made the decision to focus his talents representing the injured worker. His thorough knowledge and understanding of the insurance industry’s policies and procedures have proven to be a tremendous asset in obtaining maximum recovery for his clients. Since joining the firm...
Lauren Ann Anaya
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Lauren Ann Anaya
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 29 years of experience
(217) 693-2952 101 West Tomaras Avenue
Savoy, IL 61874
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce and Immigration
University of Iowa
Attorney Lauren A. Anaya has over 20 years' experience in the practice of law and is ready to put her experience to work for you. Dr. Anaya began her legal career with the United States Department of Justice after being hired pursuant to the Attorney General's Honors Program, the largest and most prestigious federal entry-level attorney hiring program of its kind. She served with the Executive Office for Immigration Review and subsequently went to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in the Office of the General Counsel. She knows immigration law and can assist...
Jay P Kesan
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Jay P Kesan
Champaign County, IL Attorney
(217) 377-9905 2709
Windward Blvd.,
Champaign, IL, IL 61821
Patents
Georgetown University Law Center
My academic interests encompass both information technology and law. I am a Professor and H. Ross & Helen Workman Research Scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Law. I have a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a JD summa cum laude from Georgetown University. I have served as a technical expert in numerous patent lawsuits in the communication and computer areas, especially wireless communication, RF, e-commerce, software applications, integrated circuits, microelectronics and semiconductors. I am an inventor and hold 20 U.S. patents and serve on the boards of directors/advisors...
Jason Bartell
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Jason Bartell
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(217) 352-5900 10 E. Main St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Agricultural, Business, Construction and Securities
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jason Spangehl
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Jason Spangehl
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(217) 552-6114 302 West Hill Street
Suite 104
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Illinois College of Law
Jason Spangehl is the Principal Attorney at the Law Office of Jason Spangehl in Urbana-Champaign, Illinois. For nine years this practice has exclusively addressed immigration law in one of the fastest growing immigrant academic communities in the United States.

Jason brings nineteen years of experience in education at every level from elementary through post-secondary to his practice, including broad experience as an instructor at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, as a college administrator. He also works as executive consultant to senior administrators and governing boards at Universities across the country through his separate consulting practice, Spangehl Higher Education Associates.

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Carolyn Chen
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Carolyn Chen
Champaign County, IL Attorney
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University
Champaign, IL, IL 61820
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Carolyn Chen joined Spiros Law, P.C. in 2021. She obtained her J.D. in 2021 from the University of Illinois College of Law, cum laude. Carolyn has always been passionate about advocating and providing justice for people that have been harmed by the actions of others. During law school, Carolyn was selected as one of the PILI Grant Recipients of 2019 and spent her first summer working at the Champaign County Public Defender’s office. She was then selected as the PILI fellow at the Land of Lincoln Legal Aid during her second year and spent her second summer representing low-income individuals in...
Julie C. King
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Julie C. King
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 22 years of experience
(217) 714-8558 301 N. Neil, Suite 400
CHAMPAIGN, IL 61820
Free ConsultationTrademarks
University of Illinois College of Law
I’m a solo practice attorney in Champaign, Illinois. I focus exclusively on business formation and transactions, intellectual property (patent, trademark, copyright, trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements), and estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney). I have over 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...
Daniel C Jackson
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Daniel C Jackson
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(217) 383-0140 501 W. University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and DUI & DWI
University of Illinois College of Law
Shayla L. Maatuka
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Shayla L. Maatuka
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(217) 337-0700 303 South Mattis Avenue
Suite 201
Champaign, IL 61821
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury
University of Illinois College of Law
Shayla Maatuka transitioned her private practice into the partnership of Dodd & Maatuka. She currently serves as managing partner for Maatuka Al-Heeti Emkes LLC. She combines her expertise as an entrepreneur - successfully establishing four businesses - with the practice of law, concentrating on civil and commercial litigation, personal injury, as well as business litigation. Her passion for the community helps others achieve their goals through entrepreneurship. She currently sits on the boards of Visit Champaign County and Mettler Studios, Inc. and formerly sat on the boards of the East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association, the Executive Club...
Colby G. Hathaway
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Colby G. Hathaway
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 West Church Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Agricultural, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Northern Illinois University
Colby is an associate attorney at Meyer Capel, A Professional Corporation. Awarded his juris doctorate with honors (magna cum laude) by Northern Illinois University in 2012, Colby demonstrated excellence though his academic endeavors and by his participation as the Symposium Editor for the Board of Editors of the Northern Illinois University Law Review and as an accomplished moot court competitor. Colby was a Semi-finalist at the 29th Annual NIU Prize Moot Court Competition and an Octofinalist at the 30th Annual John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law. Colby has...
William A Peithmann
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William A Peithmann
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 44 years of experience
(217) 586-6102 409 E. Main St., PO Box 80
Mahomet, IL 61853
Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate and Tax
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law
Lorna K. Geiler
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Lorna K. Geiler
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 36 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Employment
University of Illinois College of Law
Lorna Geiler brings Meyer Capel the benefits of a distinguished academic career. A 1986 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law and a 1983 cum laude graduate of Illinois State University, she joined the firm in 1988. Ms. Geiler is a member of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the American, Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations. She is also involved in the employment and labor law section of the Illinois State Bar Association and was listed in Who's Who Among Rising Young Americans in 1992. Lorna has represented employers before the Illinois...
John Hensley
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John Hensley
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(217) 531-2180 One E. Main Street
Suite 204
Champaign, IL 61820
DUI & DWI, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Jeffrey M. Davis
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Jeffrey M. Davis
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 26 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
EXPERIENCE Mr. Davis’ experience ranges from helping clients with all issues surrounding their start-up venture to assisting clients with the purchase or sale of multi-million dollar businesses. Mr. Davis concentrates his legal practice in the following areas: •representing corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in connection with the legal matters these entities may face, including initial incorporation/organization, corporate governance issues, drafting and review of contracts and leases, licensing issues, securities issuances and debt financing transactions •representing clients with the sale or purchase of a business, including due diligence matters and the negotiation and documentation of the transaction •representing clients, both lenders and borrowers, in debt...
Matt C. Deering
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Matt C. Deering
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Communications, IP and Real Estate
Large corporations and small companies alike need sound legal advice from attorneys who understand the demands and dynamics of the business environment. Clients of Meyer Capel will find these skills in Matt C. Deering. A native of Champaign-Urbana and a graduate of Champaign Central High School, Mr. Deering holds a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Kentucky and a juris doctorate from Ohio Northern University. He joined the firm in 1994 as a law clerk and became a full-time associate in 1996 and a shareholder on January 1, 2003. In addition to handling general corporate and business law concerns,...
Rebecca E.P. Wade
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Rebecca E.P. Wade
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Rebecca concentrates her practice in the areas of estate planning, tax planning, estate administration, probate, wills, trusts and trust administration. She counsels clients on a variety of estate planning, estate administration and trust administration issues and has significant experience in drafting both basic and complex estate plans that include wills, revocable trusts (or "living trusts"), irrevocable life insurance trusts, living wills, advanced directives, powers of attorney for health care and powers of attorney for property. In addition to preparing basic estate plans and counseling clients regarding a broad array of issues such as the importance of choosing an appropriate guardian for...
Anna M. Benjamin
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Anna M. Benjamin
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 14 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Family
University of Illinois College of Law
A former law clerk for Meyer Capel, Anna M. Benjamin joins the firm's roster of full-time associates with an impressive record of legal activities and accomplishments. Awarded her juris doctorate with honors (cum laude) by the University of Illinois in 2008, Anna distinguished herself with numerous honors throughout her law school experience. A Lincoln Scholar recipient from 2005-2008, she was twice named to the Dean's List (2006 and 2007) and served as a teaching assistant for the College of Law's "Introduction to United States Law" course in fall 2006. In addition, Anna earned "Distinction of Honors in Legal Writing and Analysis"...
Patrick T. Fitzgerald
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Patrick T. Fitzgerald
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 33 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Patrick Fitzgerald begin his legal career with Meyer Capel in 1987 as a law clerk. Now, as a shareholder with the firm, he concentrates in real estate. Mr. Fitzgerald is a 1989 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law where he earned a spot on the Dean's List. In 1986, he received a bachelor of arts in economics, also from the University of Illinois. Mr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and American Bar Association. Further, he is actively involved with the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Champaign...
Joseph Murphy
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Joseph Murphy
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 35 years of 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.
Dennis K. Muncy
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Dennis K. Muncy
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 55 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Communications
University of Illinois College of Law
Dennis K. Muncy is recognized nationally as an expert in the field of telecommunications law and regulation. During the course of his legal career, he has handled litigation in 38 states and the District of Columbia and has testified before Congress and the Federal Communications Commission concerning telecommunications issues. In addition to representing telecommunications clients in regulatory and other matters, Dennis has negotiated numerous sales, acquisitions and mergers of telecommunication properties. He has delivered numerous speeches and provided instruction on telecommunications issues to both clients and other counsel. Dennis joined Meyer Capel as a law clerk in 1965 and became an...
Jenny H. Park
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Jenny H. Park
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 21 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Jenny Park always knew what she wanted from a career. She wanted to help people. But it was not until a few years after earning her undergraduate degree that she decided the field of law would offer her the best opportunities to do just that. When Jenny first entered the University of Illinois as an undergrad, it was with the intention of becoming a medical doctor. In 1993, she graduated from the U of I with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Then, she took some time off from school to reassess her career goals. While working as a paralegal during...
Brooke A. Didier Starks
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Brooke A. Didier Starks
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 19 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Illinois College of Law
Brooke A. Didier Starks is an estate planning lawyer concentrating her wills, trusts and probate practice in east-central Illinois. She enjoys counseling a wide variety of clients on all matters related to estate planning and estate administration. Brooke welcomes the opportunity to assist clients who are providing for their children, whether it is counseling them through the decision of whom to appoint as guardian for a minor child, establishing a trust for a special-needs child, or planning for college education. She especially enjoys working with farm families to preserve the family business and pass it on to...
Francis J. Jahn
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Francis J. Jahn
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 55 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Since joining the firm in 1970, Francis J. (Jerry) Jahn has been responsible for building and expanding the business practice of Meyer Capel. He served as President of the firm from January 1999 until December 2010. A 1967 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Jerry was winner of the Frederick M. Green Moot Court Competition and the Horner Cup and Waterman Prize for Excellence in Moot Court Competition as a law student. He was also recipient of the Harno Scholarship. Jerry is a member of the Illinois State and Champaign County Bar Associations. He served on CCBA's board of...
Ward F. McDonald
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Ward F. McDonald
Champaign County, IL Attorney with 53 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Ward F. McDonald brings a wealth of experience in real estate, banking and commercial law to the clients of Meyer Capel. His background includes 13 years as CEO of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc., a title insurer with multi-state operations, and 25 years as an attorney in private practice. Over the course of his career, Ward has handled numerous transactions in the $1-100 million range for commercial and residential real estate developments, including sales, acquisitions, refinancing and consolidations. Ward holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Land Economics from the University of Illinois as well as his Juris...
James M. Mullady
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James M. Mullady
Champaign County, IL Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Family
Indiana University - Indiana University-Bloomington
As a former teacher and school administrator, Jim Mullady brings a unique perspective to the practice of law at Meyer Capel. Mr. Mullady is a 1991 graduate of Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis, which he attended on a fellowship. In addition to coursework at IU, his legal education included a year at the University of Illinois as a visiting scholar. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Mullady taught social studies in the central Illinois communities of Arcola and Fisher, and served as principal of the National Academy of Arts High School in Champaign for four years. Mr. Mullady was an...

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