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Before James P. LeFante opened his own personal injury law office, he worked for some of the same insurance companies he goes up against today. His particular niche was medical malpractice. It was not an inspiring line of work: Attorneys worked hard to devise ways to deprive injured persons or their survivors of the benefits promised to them in their policies.

Homegrown Central Illinois Accident and Arrest Lawyer

It was a relief for Jim to leave that business and to take up representing ordinary people here in Central Illinois, who have been injured through the negligence of others, and to obtain rightful compensation for them.

In addition to personal injury services, LeFante Law Offices, P..C., also provides representation to individuals charged with a criminal offense.

If you are dealing with a DUI or drug charge, or have been injured through no fault of your own, we invite you to request a free consultation to discuss your case.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William Karl Gullberg

    I endorse this lawyer. James (Jim) Lefante is a fellow member of the National College for DUI Defense, a select group of defense lawyers who have the knowledge and trial skill to successfully try and win DUI cases in Illinois. Very few lawyers have that skill and Jim is one of the few who do. He not only possesses tactical trial skill but also the ability to observe defects in the State's case that most lawyers would not observe, as well as the dedication to present them to the court in a persuasive manner.


    William Gullberg DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Joel Ehrgott Brown

    I endorse this lawyer. Jim has a wide range of knowledge that he uses in his big picture approach to serving his clients very effectively.


    Joel Brown Personal Injury Attorney
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Contact info

LeFante Law Offices, P.C.

456 Fulton Street
Suite 370
Peoria, IL, 61602-1174


NYCurrently registered 199803/13/2015
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199611/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV Distinguished RatingLexisNexis2010
Illinois Outstanding Young LawyersChicago Magazine2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois Trial Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
National College of DUI DefenseN/AN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People of the State of Illinois v. Nathan HawkNot Guilty by reason of insanity
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Publication nameTitleDate
News TribuneFamilies Worst Nightmare: Man found insane in mother's near fatal beating2014
Peoria Journal StarCharges Dropped in 2011 Bushnell Fire2013
Peoria Journal StarInmate filing lawsuit for 2012 beating2013
Peoria Journal StarNot guilty plea entered in restaurant fire2011
Peoria Journal StarLawsuits hit District 1502011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Western Illinois UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1992