Biography: Phi Beta Kappa. Law Clerk to Honorable Roger A. Sommer, Chief Justice, Illinois Court of Claims, 1993-1999. Author and presenter on continuing legal education topics for the Peoria County Bar Association, the National Business Institute, the Institute for Paralegal Education, and the Public Interest Law Initiative. Volunteer Lawyer of the Year (2012 & 2004), Peoria County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Plan, for free legal assistance provided to low income and elderly persons, and recognized as the Tenth Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2014 for his commitment to volunteering his legal services to persons in need.
Besides his professional experience as a lawyer, Jeremy also serves as a mediator, helping clients avoid litigation by finding creative and collaborative solutions to the disputes they are confronting. Jeremy completed intensive mediation skills training at Chicago’s Center for Conflict Resolution in the summer of 2010, and he is frequently called upon by his colleagues to assist with many types of alternative dispute resolution.
Jeremy periodically serves both the Cook County Circuit Court in Chicago as well as the 14th Circuit Court in Rock Island as an arbitrator, hearing and deciding cases that have been assigned by those Courts to their mandatory arbitration programs. The arbitration hearings are designed to provide the parties a quick and efficient resolution of their legal dispute, with the arbitrators serving in the place of the Judges who would otherwise hear the case.
Born: Peoria, Illinois, January 4, 1962