I am dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome in every case for which I am retained. My wife and I both practice in the same law firm so we are able to dedicate an extraordinary amount of time to our practice and our clients. I always want to win and do not ever want to settle on providing "average" representation. There are creative solutions to most legal problems and our goal is to achieve the ultimate outcome you desire. We will use all tools available to acheive your goals.
When I am not working, I strive to be the best father and husband I can be to my three children and my wife.
I enjoy guns, studying the intricacies of the stock market, fine scotch whiskey and, on occasion, a full-bodied cigar.
While we are located in a rural setting, we make strong use of all available technology in our offices. We are a modern and aggressive law firm, with a rich history dating back to 1883.
I strongly believe that our attorneys and their combined experience are second to none in Central Illinois.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.
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|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||2002||05/17/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 Litigation||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Top Contributor for Criminal Defense||Avvo||2013|
|Al and James Chesser Scholarship||Al and James Chesser by Hon. David Herndon||2001|
|Honors Scholarship||SIU School of Law||1999|
|City Attorney||City of Beardstown, Illinois||2010 - Present|
|City Attorney||City of Virginia, Illinois||2006 - Present|
|Managing Partner||McClure, Thomas & Thomas||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Society of Legal Advocates||Attorney Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|Illinois Association of Criminal Defense||Private Attorney Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association, Law Practice Management Section||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|American Land Title Association||Attorney Member||2012 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|Illinois Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry||32 Degree Master Mason||2010 - Present|
|Illinois Municipal League||Member||2008 - Present|
|Tri-County Bar Association||President||2005 - Present|
|Cass County Bar Association||President||2005 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||Attorney Member||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|National Rifle Association||N/A||N/A|
|People vs. St. (Name not used to protect client)||Successfully Dismissed on Day of Trial|
|City of Virginia, Illinois vs. Terry D. Mitchell||Trial Court--Verdict In favor of City; Appeal Pending|
|People vs. S.||Successful Dismissal of Charge at Early Stages|
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|Southern Illinois University School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Bankruptcy from a Banker's Standpoint||Bankruptcy and Secured Transactions||2012|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2010|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2009|
|High School Law Day for Local Public High Schools||Criminal Sentencing||2008|
|ISBA Law Day||General Legal Questions from Public||2007|