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I an  veteran fo the United States Navy where I served ont he submarine USS Nevada as a Sonar Technician. After the navy I attended college and lawschool at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale Illinois. I have been licensed to practice in Illinois and the federal courts since 2007. 


My practice areas include: Bankruptcy; Civil Litigation; Real Estate; Business and commercial transactions; Estate planning and Probate.


I am a certified family mediator in the 9th, 10th, 13th, and 14th judicial circuits in Illinois. 


Contact info

211 West Second Street
Kewanee, IL, 61443-2105

Practice areas


  1. Real Estate: 40%
    9 years
  2. Chapter 7: 25%
    8 years
  3. Chapter 13: 15%
    8 years
  4. Probate: 10%
    8 years
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    9 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Matthew David Pinner

    Justin is knowledgeable and experienced with real estate issues. He effectively resolves matters with excellent client communication.


    Matthew Pinner Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Colby Graston Hathaway

    Justin has experience in a variety of practice areas including bankruptcy, business formation/litigation, and estate planning. This allows him to provide knowledgeable representation in any number of circumstances.


    Colby Hathaway Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200705/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bartlyk fellowshipSouthern Illinois University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO PartnerBarash & Everett, LLC2013 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Henry County Bar AssociationPresident2014 - Present
Central Illinois Insolvency Professionals AssociationDirector2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Henry County Bar AssociationVice President2012 - 2014
Henry County Bar AssociationSecretary/Treasurer2010 - 2012
American Bankruptcy InstituteN/A2008 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mercer v. Tumbleson et al.Summary judgment upheld on appeal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southern Illinois University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Southern Illinois University School of LawAdministration of JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Patricia Rhodes Cepican CLE SeriesBankruptcy issues in divorce cases2013