Attorney Profiles

Our Staff of Attorneys

Our team of lawyers has years of experience serving as general counsels for corporations and other organizations throughout central Illinois. We offer a wide array of legal knowledge and skills that enable us to assist you in virtually any type of transaction or legal matter.

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      Herman G. Bodewes Mr. Bodewes is a recognized leader who was designated a Super Lawyer for Illinois by his peers in both 2005 and 2006. He practices in business law, legislative relations and lobbying and complex estate planning.

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      R. Mark Mifflin Mr. Mifflin represents several insurance companies and their insureds in a variety of contexts, both personal and commercial. These matters involve issues as diverse as personal injury defense, commercial defense and coverage questions.

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      David A. Herman Mr. Herman has handled hundreds of cases in Illinois state courts, federal courts, and before administrative agencies involving diverse areas of the law, including: Illinois procurement contract law, Illinois election law, Illinois residential real estate disclosure law, products liability law, health law, commercial law, constitutional law, construction law, municipal law, employment law, real estate law, administrative law, warranty law, outdoor advertising law, insurance coverage disputes, personal injury, tort, fraud, property damage, insurance defense, contracts, tax, business disputes, and replevin.

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      Creighton R. CastleMr. Castle's practice focuses primarily on business transactions and taxation matters.

    • Christopher E. Sherer Mr. Sherer's practice focuses on representing divorcing spouses and parents in virtually all types of family law matters, including divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, parentage, and modifications.

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      Matthew R. Trapp Mr. Trapp continues to concentrate his practice in the area of local government law, and also works in the areas of business and commercial litigation, personal injury and appeals.

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      Jason E. Brokaw Mr. Brokaw concentrates his practice in the areas of municipal and local government law.

    • Abby L. Sgro

      Abby L. SgroMs. Sgro concentrates her practice in civil litigation, criminal defense, collections, family law and contract disputes.

    • John M. Gabala

      John M. Gabala Mr. Gabala's experience includes business and commercial litigation, copyright and trademark protection, as well as criminal and civil appeals. Currently, John concentrates his practice on general civil litigation.

    • Robert S. Cohen

      Robert S. CohenMr. Cohen was a shareholder of the firm until becoming “Of Counsel” in 2002.

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      John L. Swartz Mr. Swartz has represented several municipal bodies, individuals and business entities during his career in matters ranging from zoning and land development, municipal capital improvements, intergovernmental relations and agreements, election law contests, to land acquisition and municipal finance.

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      Ronald W. Periard Mr. Periard provides a vast wealth of knowledge and experience as a resource for his clients in the areas of Taxation and Estate Planning.

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      Bailey E. Felts Bailey started her legal career in the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office. While with that office, Bailey worked as the Chief of the Juvenile Division and spent time as a felony drug prosecutor in addition to handling a variety of other cases.

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