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I have worked for County government for twenty years and I am now working in private practice.  I specialize in handling government related legal matters but also handle criminal defense, employment law and family law as well as any type of litigation.


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. Family: 20%
  4. Litigation: 10%
  5. Government: 10%



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Joseph Hills

    Bill and I recently tried a criminal case together and obtained a not guilty verdict for our client. During the course of this case, Bill demonstrated top-notch ability and judgment as a trial attorney. I routinely refer employment cases to Bill as well due to his knowledge of the law. I highly recommend Bill to anyone with a civil or criminal lawsuit.


    Robert Hills Federal crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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    I worked with Bill in County Government for seven years. He is experienced in all facets of local government.


    Steven Giebelhausen
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Johnson, Bunce & Noble, PC

Executive Offices - Parkway Plaza
7800 N. Sommer St. - Suite 425
Peoria, IL, 61615-1994


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199505/11/2016
INInactive In Good Standing199708/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderPeoria County Public Defender2015 - Present
AttorneyJohnson, Bunce & Noble, PC2015 - Present
Chief Civil Assistant State's AttorneyPeoria County State's Attorney Office2004 - 2015
Chief Civil Assistant State's AttorneyTazewell County State's Attorney1996 - 2004
Assistant State's AttorneyLivingston County State's Attorney1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Peoria County Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2015 - Present
Abraham Lincoln CourtN/A2015 - Present
American Inns of CourtN/A2013 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People ex rel. Lyons v. ParkerParker was not allowed to run for School Board due to his felony convictions
Durham v. McCoyThe jury found the Sheriff (my client) had not unlawfully discriminated.
Eberle v. McCoySheriff (my client) won. Former Deputy remained terminated.
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Bar ExaminerThe Grass is Always Greener: A Defense of the American Legal Education System1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Chicago School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Ball State UniversityPolitical Science and Criminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Government & Public Interest SeminarChanges to the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute2016
Abraham Lincoln Court First MeetingWhat Every Attorney Should Know About Election Law2015
2014 Government & Public Interest SeminarEthics2014
Government Civil PracticeEthics2013
Direct and Cross ExaminationTrial Practice2013
2012 Fall Training ConferenceGovernment Purchasing Law2012