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ABOUT US

Heiple Law Offices practices from the distinctly Christian perspective, turning to Biblical principles and core values wherever possible, both in counseling our clients and in operating the firm.

Legal matters can be costly and unbelievably stressful for everyone involved. We work to make a strategically positive difference. We purposefully reach out for amicable resolutions wherever possible, bringing a refreshing change to the unfortunately all-too-contentious legal culture of the 21st Century. In the language of Matthew 5:13-16, we are intentionally seeking to be salt and light, desiring to bring a difference to the currents, crosswinds, and influences of the world around us.

As a result, we often present creative options that some lawyers wouldn’t even consider. We encourage our clients to explore mediation for conflict resolution instead of becoming bogged down in prolonged litigation. Our focus is on creating the best outcome for our clients, not the option that will run up the biggest bill.

Heiple Law Offices pursues a statewide practice for our appellate and workers’ compensation clientele, and the other aspects of our practice are primarily concentrated in the counties that are part of the 9th, 10th, and 11th Judicial Circuits in Central Illinois.

Verse of the day

Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

Our Team

Jeremy Heiple

Attorney At Law

Admitted: 1987, Illinois Law School: University of Illinois, J.D., 1987 College: Albion College, B.A., summa cum laude, 1984 Member: Peoria County, Tazewell County, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations
  • Estate Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Eminent Domain
  • Guardianship and Advance Directives
  • Workers’ Compensation Law
  • General Civil Litigation

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, and the Institute for Paralegal Education. 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 an intensive mediation skills training curriculum 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

Jonathan Heiple

Attorney At Law

Admitted: 1992, Illinois; 1995, Missouri; 1996, Iowa Law School: University of Virginia, J.D., 1992 College: Albion College, B.A., 1985; Indiana University, M.B.A., 1987 Member: Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations
  • Municipal Law
  • Appellate Litigation
  • General Civil

Biography: Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Gamma Sigma; Phi Delta Phi. Notes Editor, Managing Board, Journal of Law & Politics, University of Virginia, 1991-1992. Law Clerk to Honorable Richard Mills, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1992-1994, and Honorable Duane Benton, Missouri Supreme Court, 1994-1995. Author, “Fiscal Policy Reform,” Journal of law & Politics, Winter 1992.

Born: Peoria, Illinois, June 24, 1964

Bob Miller

Paralegal

Bob completed the paralegal program at Illinois Central College in 2011, having previously received his B.A. at Moody Bible Institute. Bob concentrates his practice in the administration of estates and helps guide families through every step. He also initiates and manages guardianship matters involving minor children and disabled adults. In addition, Bob serves our corporate clients with all aspects of entity formation and management, including annual maintenance of corporate records.

Karen Marshall

Paralegal

Karen completed the paralegal program at Illinois Central College in 1996, having previously received her B.S. at Drake University in 1980. She joined Heiple Law Offices in 1996. Karen concentrates her practice in workers’ compensation claims and personal injury cases, and she also assists with all phases of discovery and pre-trial preparations in the law firm’s other litigation matters.

Psalm 141:1-2 (NKJV)

A Psalm of David. Lord, I cry out to You; Make haste to me! Give ear to my voice when I cry out to You. Let my prayer be set before You as incense, The lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

CHRISTIAN INFORMATION

Are You A Good Person?

Based on Hell’s Best Kept Secret by Ray Comfort (http://www.livingwaters.com)

A Prayer For You.

Stressed out over a legal problem you are facing? Lift those worries and concerns up in prayer. Consider that trials are not enemies of faith, but instead, present opportunities to prove God’s faithfulness. Here are ten scripture passages on which to meditate.

Pray, “Lord, I believe . . .”

1. Trials
“. . . trials will come.” (1 Peter 4:12-13) – Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.
2. Forge of Faith
“. . . trials forge my faith.” (James 1:2-4) –  Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
3. No temptation
“. . . your hand is on the thermostat.” (1 Corinthians 10:13) –  No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
4. Faithfulness
“. . . I can abide under your faithfulness.” (Psalm 91:2,4) – Say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust” . . . and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
5. Trust
“. . . I can trust you when I am afraid.” (Psalm 56:3-4) –  When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can flesh do to me?
6. Sacrifice
“. . . thinking about Jesus’ sacrifice brings perseverance.” (Hebrews 12:3) – Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
7. Faith Increased
“. . . this trial will increase my faith.” (Matthew 14:30-31) – But when [Peter] saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”
8. How to forgive
“. . . this trial will teach me how to forgive.” (Luke 23:34) – And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
9. Do Not rely
“. . . this trial will teach me how not to rely on myself.” (2 Corinthians 1:8-9) – For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.
10. Depend on The Holy Spirit
“. . . this trial will teach me how to depend on the Holy Spirit.” (Galatians 2:20) – It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The above “Ten Scriptures to Pray” is © 2006 Walk in the Word, P.O. Box 5368, Elgin, IL 60121. Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, © 2001 Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. For more information visit: Walk in the Word

Psalm 89:14 (NKJV)

“Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; mercy and truth go before Your face.”

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