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I am a trial and appellate attorney with a lengthy record of success in complex commercial and employment cases and in white collar criminal defense, primarily in the federal courts.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 40%
    35 years, 75 cases
  2. Employment & Labor: 30%
    25 years, 50 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 30%
    35 years, 150 cases

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416 Main St.
6th Floor
Peoria, IL, 61602


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Illinois Super Lawyer (Whiite Collar Defense)N/A2006
Leading Lawyer of Illinois (White Collar Defense)N/A2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerHinshaw & Culbertson LLP2001 - Present
PartnerWestervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller1990 - 2001
Assistant United States AttorneyU.S. Dept. of Justice1980 - 1990
Legal Writing InstructorUniversity of Ilinois College of Law1979 - 1980
Law Clerk to Justice Joseph GoldenhershIllinois Supreme Court1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Illinois Bar FoundationN/A2006 - Present
Peoria County Bar AssociationN/A1990 - Present
Abraham Lincoln Inn of CourtBarrister (Emeritus)1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A1978 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975