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Kerrianne Waters

Personal injury Attorney at Peoria, IL

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About Kerrianne

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I was born and raised in Peoria, Illinois.   I attended the University of Illinois College of Business and upon graduation I headed down to Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale.   During my time in Carbondale I was able to volunteer for two years at the Self Help Legal Center earning recognition both years for the amount of time I provided pro bono services.   I also volunteered my time with the Immigration Detention Project at the Tri County Detention Center in Ullin, Illinois. In my third year of law school I was asked to run the Self Help Legal Center, which I gladly did.  

 

During the summer after my first year of law school I studied abroad in Ireland (Dingle, Galway, & Dublin) and in Wales. Classes ranged from International Criminal Law to International Intellectual Property.  This five week program was one of the deciding factors in choosing which law school to attend.  

 

During the summer after my second year of law school I obtained a license to practice law under the supervision of the Peoria County State's Attorney, Jerry Brady.  Through this license I handled the Traffic docket nearly every day which ranged from first appearances to bench trials.   I also used my license in the Misdemeanor court room where I had bench trials and handled my first jury trial which we received a favorable verdict.  I also did research for Felony cases when I wasn't in court. 

With this license, I returned to the Peoria County State's Attorney's office on my winter break from school to assist in the Traffic and Misdemeanor courtrooms. I also utilized this license during my Spring semester my third year of law school when I worked with the Williamson County State's Attorney's Office in Marion, Illinois.  I worked in Traffic and Misdemeanor Courts there as well. 

 

Upon graduation and passing the bar, I returned to central Illinios and I am honored to be working at firm that I clerked for throughout college and part of law school.  I am happy to be back in Peoria and I am working with many attorneys who teach me about all areas of the law. 

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Licensed for 8 years
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2014
Updated 01/06/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Kerrianne

Law Office of Jeff Green
316 SW Washington, Suite 1A
Suite 1400
Peoria, IL, 61602

Reviews

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Posted by Eric | April 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
The first time I met with Kerrianne we were talking about my case and how old it was. She said something that I wish more thought the way she did. She really made me feel like she was going to do everything she could to help me, and she did! Thank you Kerrianne
Posted by Napoleon | June 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Expungement
Kerrianne is an amazing attorney. She helped me when no one else was willing to. She got my record expunged and sealed. She always sent me email updates explained whole process. She’s a very nice person as well! Thank you Ms. Waters!
Response from Kerrianne Waters July 15, 2020
Thank you so much for your review, Napoleon! I really enjoyed working with you and I am glad we are both so happy with the results! Wishing you all of the best!
Posted by Stephen | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Personal review
We used Ms Waters to update our Will and Trust documents, she was completely thorough timely and caring. As that went well I also used Ms Waters for our small business to work on contractual documents with clients. I believe she worked in our best interest on both accounts.
Response from Kerrianne Waters May 1, 2019
Thank you, Steve. It is always great working with you!

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC
  • 2016 - 2020
  • Licensed Intern
  • Williamson County States Attorney
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Vonachen, Lawless, Trager & Slevin
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Licensed Intern
  • Peoria County State's Attorney Office
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Research Assistant & Coordinator for Self Help Legal Center
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Law
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Illinois
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Anderson v. Syngenta Corporation, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Syngenta AG, et al.
  • This case was transferred to a Federal Court in Kansas for consolidation. In 2016 it was converted into a Class Action Suit where it settled for $1.5 Billion.

Associations

  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of Illinois
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Chair 2020-2021 & 2018-2019 | Member 2015-current
  • 2015 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Pillars of the Bar Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Lincoln Memorial Banquet Committee
  • Young Lawyers Committee Liaison
  • 2014 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Vice Chair 2018- 2019 | Member 2013-2019
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Young Lawyer of the Year
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • 2019
  • Pro Bono Legal Certificate
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2014
  • National Association of Women Lawyers Award
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Legal Certificate
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Legal Certificate
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Intramural Moot Court Second Best Brief
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Intramural Moot Court Competition Semi Finalist
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • In Partnership with Habitat for Humanity
  • Planning for End of Life Needs
  • 2019
  • Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court
  • Jury Instructions
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (50)
Endorse Kerrianne
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waters freely offers her advice and experience to Avvo users."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Kerrianne Water has dedicated her career to helping clients. She brings her vast knowledge of the law and experience together to work zealously for her client providing them with the best possible results. I definitely endorse her."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as an outstanding credit to the profession."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waters has provided thoughtful answers to questions from people looking for legal answers"
General practice Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waters has the breadth of experience necessary in a wide area of the law to be a zealous advocate for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hard working and very knowledgeable attorney"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kereianne Waters is a personable, effective attorney who is willing to go the extra mile for her clients."
Debt collection Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms Waters provides insightful knowledge to her clients and has extensive experience."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waters is hard working and knowledgeable."
General practice Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Kerrianne Waters for her notable legal determination to provide a reliable, legally accurate and timely assistance for her clients. Counsel Waters actively provides a great service to the community by giving excellently balanced legal answers and positions herself as a valuable legal asset to her prospective clients."
Debt collection Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Waters is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for her clients."
Debt collection Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I witnessed first hand her tireless efforts on behalf of her clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kerrianne is a compassionate advocate who works tirelessly for causes she believes in."
General practice Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mrs. Waters. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact her first."
General practice Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Kerrianne is bright, enthusiastic and personable."
General practice Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerrianne is a reputable, hard-working and highly strategic attorney that is not only personable, she cares for her clients and takes their cases personally. I highly recommend her."
Debt collection Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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