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Joshua Gene Rohrscheib

Personal injury Attorney at Decatur, IL

5.0   12 reviews
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  • State Years
    Illinois - IL 17 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 16 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

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THE BEST LAWYER FOR YOU IS THE ONE WHO WILL CARE THE MOST ABOUT HELPING YOU.

I believe the best lawyer for you is almost always the one who will care the most about you and helping solve your problems.  My firm is a boutique practice, carefully choosing clients and causes that we believe in.  I represent individuals, injured people, families, and small to mid-sized businesses.  

 

I believe true professionalism requires a commitment to making your community a place where you're pleased to live. I devote much of my time and energy to causes and projects to improve the quality of life of Decatur and Central Illinois.  

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

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Josh Rohrscheib, Attorney at Law
Josh Rohrscheib, Attorney at Law
308 E Washington St suite c
Bloomington, IL, 61701
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Paula | October 9, 2012
An excellent and caring attorney!
My husband and I finally decided to update our 30 year old wills. We contacted Attorney Rohrscheib and we had an appointment within a few days. He patiently answered all our questions and made sure our wills were comprehensive and definitely within our best interests. In a week, he had the wills ready for signature and once again went over the content to make sure we were comfortable. I can not commend him more highly for his patience, caring attitude, and concern for our best interests.
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Posted by Jocelyn | February 19, 2013
Josh Rohrsheib cares about his clients!
I was referred to Mr. Rohrscheib by another attorney regarding my personal injury case. He accepted my case on contingency. I wasn't familiar with him and trusted the referring attorney. Little did I know, that Mr Rohrscheib was the right person for the case. His attention to detail and relentless perserverence helped win my case against a major insurance company. My case was long and drawn out, but Josh continued to fight for me. He honored all of my requests and spoke very frank with me regarding possible outcomes. He didn't waste my time, nor fill my head with lies. He gathered the facts on my automobile accident and kept me informed throughout the entire settlement process. Even though I moved to 2 different states across the country, he continued to keep me informed with verbal progress reports. He didn't forget about me. Furthermore, after the case was settled he helped organize and pay all outstanding debts incurred as a result of the accident within a week of receiving the settlement proceeds. He even expedited my balance and "paid in full" letters from creditors via overnight mail service. I am so grateful to this man. He could have easily given up when things looked dim. Instead, he dug his heels in and got in the trenches with me. His passion for follow through is commendable and he is an outstanding attorney.
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Posted by Amy | January 31, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
My husband and I hired Josh to do estate planning as my husband's mother neared the end of life with brain cancer. He was kind, compassionate and very detailed every step of the way. I highly recommend him!
Response from Joshua Rohrscheib February 8, 2019
Thank you for the review, Amy. I appreciate it.
Posted by Faye | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Communication
We used Josh for two cases - one business related and one real estate related . In both cases Josh was very thorough and took the time to completely explain all of our options and what needed to be done . He made himself available for any questions we had and kept us completely up to date on any and all changes . We plan on using Josh for all of our legal matters .
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Response from Joshua Rohrscheib February 8, 2019
Thank you, Faye! It is always a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Debbie | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Personal injury
Was able to get my mom more than she imagined for a fall. Professional work. Researched every aspect of possible negligence. Great job.
Response from Joshua Rohrscheib February 8, 2019
Thank you. I'm very pleased we were able to help your mom with her personal injury case and get a good result for her. She is a wonderful lady and it was a pleasure working for her.
Posted by James | September 9, 2013
Estate Planning Done Right
Estate planning mission accomplished! That's what Josh did for us, and did well. After a series of life changes, my wife and I realized we needed to update our wills. The attorney who’d done them last (20 years ago) had retired. We identified our new objectives and set off on what we thought would be a simple mission to revise the Wills. After one and a half years trying to work with three different attorneys (solo practitioner to large firm, young lawyer to old), we were unable to accomplish satisfactory revisions. Then I learned Josh had returned to Central Illinois and private practice. He met with us and took the time to understand our circumstances and to research and get advice on everything he needed to properly address our situation and concerns. He proposed a testamentary trust approach that better dealt with our circumstances than any of the older, higher-priced legal "talent" had suggested. More importantly, he spent the time to work with us through a couple of drafts to get it done and done right. We were very satisfied with his work and, more importantly his attitude and approach, and would highly recommend him to help with your legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2013
Consumer Protection
Compassion, honesty, intelligence, and approachability. Mr. Rohrscheib possesses these quilities and more. When I found myself in a difficult spot, I was fortunate to discover Mr. Rohrscheib. He gave it to me straight, which I really appreciated. But he also actually listened to me. If all attorney's were like Mr. Rohrscheib, they would enjoy a much better reputation. I hope to never need his services again. But if I do, I know that he is only a phone call away.
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Posted by Austin | March 5, 2013
Excellent Representation. Dedicated. Honest. Responsive.
I hired Josh to help me with a legal situation that impacted several different areas of my life. He sprung into action immediately, fully resolved the situation, and provided very helpful counsel. Josh was very responsive, candid, and a force of nature in helping me through this situation. I would highly recommend him to my family, friends, or any of you.
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Posted by Linda | February 24, 2013
Fence Dispute
Josh represented me in a fence dispute with my neighbor who claimed they owned a wedge of my property due to the law of adverse possession. After months of litigation, we were able to come to an agreement and avoid any lawsuit by opposing counsel. His communication skills are excellent. The "client" comes first in his eyes. He was so thorough in investigating this type of "law" and did everything he could to help me avoid court costs. He has a great personality and is very professional. I would highly recommend Josh.
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Posted by John | February 15, 2013
Really satisfied with Gene's approach to business!
I was really impressed with how Gene (Joshua, as this site's profile reads) handled my situation. I came to him with some contracts I needed clarification on and to see what my legal rights were. I had approached a different attorney when I first signed the contracts and got a general overview but all in legal jargon. When the contracts came to mature I needed more detail on my rights due to some variables. Gene not only did his homework to fully understand my unique situation but he also explained everything to me in a way that could understand confidently verses a way I would have to have a law degree of my own to translate. I had some follow up questions and he was always quick to respond and patient with me. With other attorneys, I've often felt like they're annoyed when I need more clarification. After getting to know Gene and his capabilities, I plan on hiring him for all of my legal representation moving forward. I don't normally write reviews but I also don't normally find someone I'm so genuinely impressed with to warrant them. If you're looking for a very intelligent attorney who has drive and compassion for his clients and what he does, give Gene a call and talk to him for a few minutes. You'll see for youself there's a difference worth exploring further!
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Posted by Briana Kay | February 13, 2013
Peace of mind comes with a great lawyer.
I was planning a trip out of the country. I wanted to make sure my Will and Power of Attorney was in order in case something bad should happen on my travels. I tried writing these important documents myself, but decided I should ask a professional to verify I had everything covered. Josh looked-over everything and quickly got back to me with a revised and polished version, including several needed amendments that I hadn’t thought of when I originally wrote up the papers. He also took time to explain different aspects of the documents and when I should look into revising them in the future. I left on my trip confident and at peace that everything was settled. Thanks to him, my family will know my wishes, should I ever be in a situation where I can’t tell them myself. I had never worked with a lawyer before and I’m lucky to have found one who is honest and trustworthy. I learned legal stuff can be easy, but only if you work with someone who understands the law and will take the time to help you understand it as well. I will be talking to Josh for all my future legal needs and it feels good to say, “I have a lawyer.” Josh is my lawyer.
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Posted by Jeremy | February 12, 2013
Very good experience!
I used Mr. Rohrscheib (or "Gene" as he preferred to be called) to create a quit claim deed for me, and to handle some title work on a vehicle I was purchasing. He did a very good job, was professional and fast. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP
  • 2015 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Millikin University
  • 2013 - 2013
  • Policy Fellow
  • Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Rohrscheib Law Office
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Richland Community College
  • 2010 - 2010
  • General Counsel
  • Risinger Brothers
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Hunziker Law Group
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Associate
  • Featherstun, Gaumer, Postlewait, Stocks, Flynn & Hubbard
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Dla Piper Us, LLP
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Public Speaking Instructor
  • University of Illinois
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Policy Analyst
  • Staff of the Illinois State Senate President
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $300,000 pre-suit settlement in auto accident case
  • $300,000 settlement
  • $100,000 policy limits settlement
  • $100,000
  • Personal Injury: $50,000 settlement for soft tissue injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident
  • $50,000 settlement
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Associations

  • McLean County Area Landlords Association
  • Director of Legal Affairs
  • 2018 - Present
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit Mandatory Arbitration Program
  • Arbitrator
  • 2018 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Resolution Systems Institute
  • Certified Foreclosure Mediator
  • 2016 - Present
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Illinois People's Action
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • NAACP-Decatur Chapter
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Young Professionals Giving Circle
  • Steering Committee Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Macon County Democratic Central Committee
  • Committeeman
  • 2012 - Present
  • Macon County Criminal Justice Group
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Decatur Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Decatur Chess Club
  • President
  • 2009 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Macon County Young Democrats
  • Chairman
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Decatur Area Arts Council
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - 2017
  • Illinois Chess Association
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Civil Liberties Union University of Illinois College of Law Chapter
  • President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • American Constitution Society
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rated Attorney
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • High Ethical Standing
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee
  • Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce
  • 2014
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 20 People Under 40 Who Make a Difference in Central Illinois
  • Business Journal of MidCentral Illinois
  • 2013
  • Junior Associate Pro Bono Award
  • DLA Piper US LLP
  • 2007
  • Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent
  • University of Illinois
  • 2006
  • Associate Editor
  • University of Illinois Law Review
  • 2005
  • Lincoln Scholar
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2003
  • Harno Scholar
  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • 2003
  • High Honors Legal Research and Writing
  • University of Illinois
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • NAACP Annual Breakfast - Decatur Chapter
  • Economic Justice in Decatur
  • 2014
  • Father Martin Mangan Memorial Lecture
  • Economic Justice Issues in Decatur
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (32)
Endorse Joshua
Litigation Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh Rohrscheib's knowledge and experience is impressive. He is a great communicator and this is important when representing clients. Further, Josh is very smart as well as strategically aggressive and this works to the benefit of his clients. I highly recommend him."
General practice Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh has always been a bulldog, even before his days as an attorney. He's kind and sincere with friends and clients, but I would not want to oppose him in court or in negotiations. He brings big firm experience and swagger to central Illinois."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Josh through the legal community in Central Illinois and have referred clients his way. Josh has also been a guest on my podcast Ag Law Today speaking about personal injury issues affecting farm families. Josh is extremely personable, professional and knowledgeable. He is excellent at what he does and cares tremendously for his clients and the results that he is able to obtain for them. I recommend him without hesitation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is professional, driven, knowledgeable on the law, and a good person. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is smart and aggressive, and an excellent lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Josh is a true asset to the legal profession. He is extremely knowledgeable over a wide array of practice areas. If he does not know the answer to any legal question, he researches the issue more extensively than any attorney I have met. I strongly encourage anyone who has a legal problem and needs competent, experienced counsel."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Nov 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Roshrscheib is an excellent attorney with an unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality representation to his clients. Josh has a quality that you cannot find in very many attorneys, he truly cares about the people he represents."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyer is highly experienced and well qualified in litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have not only reviewed Mr. Rohrscheib's resume and responses to questions on Avvo, but have also had the fortune of reviewing numerous articles reflecting his commitment to his community. Joshua has a stellar undergraduate and law school education serving as the foundation for his practice. A quick review of Joshua's qualifications reveals he is not only nice, but a highly competent and aggressive attorney. You can't ask for anything more in your attorney. I would not hesitate to refer clients to him!"
Car accident Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rohrschrieb is the rare individual that as an attorney can work in a wide variety of practice areas and do them all ably."
General practice Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Friend
"Josh is a great lawyer, and has a unique talent for understanding people."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He puts a great deal of effort and skill in answering questions on AVVo. He obviously has a supreme knowledge of his practice area."
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