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Civil Litigation

Insurance Defense

We handle a wide variety of insurance defense cases including coverage disputes, declaratory judgment actions, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, municipal liability, dram shop liability, uninsured and underinsured motorist arbitration, product liability and professional liability. Repeat business may be the best indication of our commitment to delivering outstanding service, and we are proud to have handled thousands of cases in Southern Illinois. Between the two partners handling civil defense cases, we have tried over 135 cases to verdict and handled dozens of appeals. Our attorneys include members of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys, the American College of Trial Lawyers, and the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel.

Jerome E. McDonald

Personal Injury

Our personal injury practice is designed to obtain compensation for injury to your person. There are unlimited ways to become injured, the foremost being, traffic accidents, premises liability and defective products. Our attorneys and staff provide a unique perspective from which to evaluate your case, empathize and pursue your recovery. We initially negotiate with the opposing party or insurance company, and if necessary, proceed to trial. Please contact us for a FREE consultation.

Jerome E. McDonald

General Civil Practice

Our firm represents individuals and businesses with their general civil practice and business litigation needs. We handle contract disputes and litigation, liens and lien foreclosures, damage claims, employment issues, real estate taxation, forcible entry and detainer, and various other civil practice matters. We also handle appeals and frequently act as local counsel in Southern Illinois.

Terry R. Black, Mark J. Ballard, Jerome E. McDonald
Kristine M. Tuttle, Matthew B. Flanigan,  Jarred R. Tynes, Christal R. Young