Charleston Lawyers

John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
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John L. GreenLeaf Jr.
Decatur, IL Attorney with 43 years of experience
(217) 422-2771 2456 North Main Street
Corner of Melrose and North Main
Decatur, IL 62526
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
The John Marshall Law School and University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
John L. GreenLeaf, Jr. has been in practice over 37 years representing consumers and businesses in Central Illinois. The firm concentrates in all forms of Bankruptcy, Business formation, and the preparation of Wills, Trusts and Estate Planning and administration of Probate Estates and Guardianships.
Roby M. Javoronok Jr.
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Roby M. Javoronok Jr.
Champaign, IL Attorney with 16 years of experience
(217) 356-1570 314 South Neil St.
Ste. 101
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationCivil Rights, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southern Illinois University School of Law and Western Illinois University
Roby Javoronok joined Kanoski Bresney as an associate in October 2020 with over 14 years of workers’ compensation experience. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he spent his childhood in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. Roby graduated cum laude at Western Illinois University and Illinois Centennial Honors College before attending law school at Southern Illinois University. He enjoys traveling and working throughout Illinois. After law school, he has happily resided in Central Illinois.
Roby concentrates his practice in workers’ compensation and civil litigation. Roby has litigated cases on behalf of petitioners and respondents in each Illinois Workers Compensation Commission venue, giving...
Shayla L. Maatuka
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Shayla L. Maatuka
Champaign, 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...
Nrupa Patel
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Nrupa Patel
Decatur, IL Attorney
(217) 429-4296 202 S. Franklin St., 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense, DUI & DWI, 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...
Zach Anderson
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Zach Anderson
Decatur, IL Attorney
(217) 247-4775 202 S Franklin St, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
Free ConsultationPersonal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
I'm a lawyer in Decatur, Illinois at a full-service law firm. Before attending law school at the University of Illinois, I spent many years in the construction industry. This experience allows me to solve construction and real estate issues for my clients by applying a practical approach that many lawyers cannot. In addition, I'm one of the only lawyers in the Decatur area who assists social security claimants. I also take great pride in assisting injury victims in cases involving car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, and work-injuries.
Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
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Elizabeth Eberspacher Nohren
SHELBYVILLE, IL Attorney with 20 years of experience
(217) 549-4533 POB 647
151 South Morgan Street
SHELBYVILLE, IL 62565
Construction, Estate Planning, Family and Real Estate
Loyola University Chicago and University of Nottingham School of Law, U.K.
Liz Nohren has been practicing law for over 20 years. Her first 5 years were spent at a commercial litigation firm in Chicago, where she thrived and enjoyed the hustle and bustle of a city practice. However, Liz felt a pull to return home to the family firm in Shelbyville and join her father in practice. She remained lead counsel on a couple trials, including a construction litigation jury trial, and completed that work by commuting to Chicago for approximately 8 months after her move at the firm's request. Since moving home to Shelby County, Liz...
Thomas Bruno
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Thomas Bruno
Urbana, IL Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(217) 328-6000 301 W Green St
Urbana, IL 61801
Free ConsultationCriminal Defense and DUI & DWI
University of Illinois College of Law
Bruno Law Offices was founded in 1980 in Urbana, Illinois. The firm concentrates in criminal cases, DUI, serious State and Federal cases such as sex and drug crimes. Thomas Bruno has been the principal in Bruno Law Offices since being licensed to practice law in 1980. Bruno Law Offices never charges for an initial office consultation. Contact us today at (217) 328-6000 to tell us your story and learn about how we may be able to help.
Daniel C Jackson
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Daniel C Jackson
Champaign, 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
Stephanie Cassman
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Stephanie Cassman
Champaign, IL Attorney
701 Devonshire Dr.
Suite C17
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury and Products Liability
Stephanie Cassman is an experienced attorney at Wagner Reese. An aggressive and seasoned litigator, Ms. Cassman has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of matters. With every case she takes on, Ms. Cassman seeks to fully understand her clients’ situations so that she can better prepare their cases and fight for the maximum recovery they are owed. She is a frequent speaker and author on jury selection and trial advocacy and a faculty member at the Trial Advocacy Skills College. She has been named in the Top 50 Attorneys and Top 25 Women by Indiana Super Lawyers®.
Timothy L. Karns
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Timothy L. Karns
Champaign, IL Attorney
(888) 204-8440 701 Devonshire Dr., Suite C17
Champaign, IL 61820
Personal Injury
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
J. Steven Ayres
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J. Steven Ayres
Robinson, IL Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(618) 544-8661 P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Appeals, Business, Collections and Construction
University of Illinois College of Law
Daniel J. Reynolds
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Daniel J. Reynolds
Decatur, IL Lawyer
(217) 428-0948 Erickson, Davis, Murphy, Johnson & Walsh, Ltd.
132 S Water St., Ste. 610
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Divorce 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.
Joseph Murphy
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Joseph Murphy
Champaign, 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.
Frank H Byers II
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Frank H Byers II
Decatur, IL Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(217) 875-3301 160 West Main Street
Decatur, IL 62523
Divorce, Personal Injury, Probate and Workers' Comp
University of Illinois College of Law
Frank H Byers, II, has practiced law in Macon County Illinois since 1977. Frank started practice with his father in the firm Byers & Byers. The firm later became known as Byers, Byers & Greenleaf. After his father retired, Frank was a partner in the law firm Fuller, Hopp, McCarthy, Quigg & Byers before he began practicing law in the firm Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., in 1995. Frank H. Byers, II, Ltd., is a full service litigation firm appearing in state and federal courts in Illinois. The firm represents both individuals and businesses in litigation in...
Jeff S. Gibson
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Jeff S. Gibson
Champaign, IL Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(888) 204-8440 701 Devonshire Dr., Suite C17
Champaign, IL 61820
Products Liability
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Brooke A. Didier Starks
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Brooke A. Didier Starks
Champaign, 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, 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...
William A Peithmann
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William A Peithmann
Mahomet, 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
Monica Hawkins
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Monica Hawkins
Decatur, IL Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(217) 422-2540 202 S Franklin Street
Suite 2
Decatur, IL 62523
Criminal Defense, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Jeffrey M. Davis
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Jeffrey M. Davis
Champaign, 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...
Rebecca E.P. Wade
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Rebecca E.P. Wade
Champaign, 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...
John Wozniak
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John Wozniak
Urbana, IL Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(217) 367-1647 108 East Anthony Drive, Suite A
Urbana, IL 61802
Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Bruce Baber
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Bruce Baber
Paris, IL Lawyer with 41 years of experience
(217) 463-3225 216 E Wood St
Paris, IL 61944
Agricultural, Criminal Defense, Probate and Real Estate
The University of Chicago Law School
General practice solo law firm, with emphasis on criminal & DUI law, family law, real estate, and wills, estates & trusts.
Lorna K. Geiler
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Lorna K. Geiler
Champaign, 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...
Jilmala Rogers
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Jilmala Rogers
Champaign, IL Attorney
(217) 328-2828 317 E. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Medical 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...
Randall H. Green
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Randall H. Green
Champaign, IL Attorney with 16 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Marquette University
Randy Green is a shareholder in Meyer Capel’s Business and Real Estate Practice Groups. His unique experience allows him to serve not only as legal counsel, but as a trusted business advisor to his clients. Experience Mr. Green has represented both public and private companies ranging from top U.S. financial institutions to single-member LLCs in a variety of transactions such as mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, private equity investments, financing, entity formation, franchising, and leasing. He has also helped organizational and individual clients sell, purchase and lease various types of real estate across the U.S. Before he began his legal career, Mr....
John H. Elder
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John H. Elder
Champaign, IL Attorney with 50 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Planning and Estate

John H. Elder brings a special degree of experience to the clients of Meyer Capel. John works with his clients to deal with the tax issues of estate planning, but has always realized that this is only one component of the planning process. It is very important that an attorney work with the family members to learn about the needs and personalities of the various individuals and to develop a plan that meets the family goals and objectives. Some of the greatest qualities of an estate planning attorney are compassion, trust, and communication skills and it is only...
Marjorie A. Harris
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Marjorie A. Harris
Champaign, IL Lawyer with 39 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Estate Planning
University of Michigan Law School
With a focus on estate planning and administration, Marjorie A. Harris works closely with individuals and families who are seeking ways to provide financial security for today and protect their assets for the next generation. In addition to advising clients on trust and estates and tax planning matters, Marjorie's practice also includes the establishment and representation of nonprofit and charitable organizations, and charitable gift planning. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, Marjorie earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in applied mathematics and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa honorary society. She went on to earn...
John Hensley
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John Hensley
Champaign, 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
Lars Eric Ostling
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Lars Eric Ostling
Champaign, IL Lawyer
(844) 593-4203 702 Bloomington Rd
2nd Floor
Champaign, IL 61820
Free ConsultationBankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
Jenny H. Park
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Jenny H. Park
Champaign, 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...
Steven A. Amjad
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Steven A. Amjad
Champaign, IL Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Business and Personal Injury
Saint Louis University
Steven A. Amjad brings extensive experience in many aspects of legal practice to the clients of Meyer Capel. Over the last several years he has practiced litigation including complicated commercial litigation, personal injury, toxic tort defense and criminal defense.
Anna M. Benjamin
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Anna M. Benjamin
Champaign, 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"...
Harold N. Adams
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Harold N. Adams
Champaign, IL Lawyer 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
For most people, the purchase of a home is the largest single investment they will ever make, and naturally, they're nervous about it. They want someone trustworthy to lean on, someone knowledgeable to handle the paperwork, someone well-versed in legal matters to represent them at the closing. They want someone like Harold Adams. With his dual background in finance and law, Harold brings a unique combination of skills to the table. In addition to a solid foundation in residential and commercial real estate transactions, Harold is well-grounded in general business matters, including the foundation of new corporations and partnerships and the...
Forrest J. Heyman
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Forrest J. Heyman
Champaign, IL Attorney with 10 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Illinois College of Law
Forrest Heyman joined the firm as a summer associate in 2011 and became an associate attorney following his admission to the Illinois Bar in 2012. His areas of practice include business planning, corporate transactions, real estate, and estate planning and administration. Forrest is a locally-raised attorney with an international perspective. Hailing from Paxton, Illinois, Forrest attended Butler University from 2005 to 2008, where he earned a bachelor of science in economics, with honors. Following a semester in Hong Kong, Forrest was named Sigma Nu National Man of the Year and joined The Boeing Company in Seattle, Washington, where he...
Ward F. McDonald
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Ward F. McDonald
Champaign, 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...
Gail Rogers
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Gail Rogers
Champaign, IL Attorney with 25 years of experience
301 North Neil Street
Suite 400
Champaign, IL 61820
Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Keith E. Emmons
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Keith E. Emmons
Champaign, IL Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(217) 352-1800 306 W. Church St.
Champaign, IL 61820
Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Health Care
Loyola University Chicago
With his accumulated knowledge of Health Care Law and Litigation Services, Keith Emmons offers a unique perspective on the legal issues important to the professional clients of Meyer Capel.

Mr. Emmons has been recognized as both an Illinois Leading Lawyer and an Illinois Super Lawyer in the Health Care Law field. His practice includes the general representation of health care providers and their professional practices, general litigation, and alternative dispute resolution ("ADR") as a mediator and arbitrator. Mr. Emmons also represents health care professionals in proceedings before the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation (IDFPR). He...
James M. Mullady
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James M. Mullady
Champaign, 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...
Mr. Jeffrey Hays
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Mr. Jeffrey Hays
Champaign, IL Lawyer with 29 years of experience
411 W. University
Champaign, IL 61820
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

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