Practice Areas

Estate Planning
Guardianship and Advance Directives
Real Estate
Workers' Compensation Law
Eminent Domain
General Civil Litigation

Admitted: 1987, Illinois

Law School: University of Illinois, J.D., 1987

College: Albion College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984

Member: Peoria County, Tazewell County, Illinois State, and
Chicago Bar Associations

Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk to Honorable Roger A.
Sommer, Chief Justice, Illinois Court of Claims, 1993-1999. Author
and presenter on continuing legal education topics for the Peoria
County Bar Association, the National Business Institute, and the
Institute for Paralegal Education. Volunteer Lawyer of the Year
(2012 & 2004), Peoria County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Plan,
for free legal assistance provided to low income and elderly persons,
and recognized as the Tenth Judicial Circuit's Pro Bono Lawyer of
the Year in 2014 for his committment to volunteering his legal
services to persons in need.

Besides his professional experience as a lawyer, Jeremy also
serves as a mediator, helping clients avoid litigation by finding
creative and collaborative solutions to the disputes they are
confronting.  Jeremy completed an intensive mediation skills
training curriculum at Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution
in the summer of 2010, and he is frequently called upon by his
colleagues to assist with many types of alternative dispute

Jeremy periodically serves both the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago as well as the 14th Circuit Court in Rock Island as
an arbitrator, hearing and deciding cases that have been assigned
by those Courts to their mandatory arbitration programs. The
arbitration hearings are designed to provide the parties a quick and
efficient resolution of their legal dispute, with the arbitrators serving
in the place of the Judges who would otherwise hear the case.

Born: Peoria, Illinois, January 4, 1962