Jeff was named an Emerging Lawyer by the Leading Lawyer's Network in 2015, 2016 and 2017. This recognition is reserved for just the top 2% of attorneys in the qualifying category for that distinction. As of 2018, he was honored to be named as a Leading Lawyer in personal injury law for the State of Illinois.
Jeff has been a trial attorney since he was admitted to the Bar for the State of Illinois in 2003. His first job out of law school was as an attorney for injury victims.
Jeffrey handled multiple jury trials in his first few months of practice and quickly developed a passion for getting justice for victims through settlements and trials. He then joined the State's Attorney's office in 2004, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases. In 2005 Jeff joined Kanoski Bresney, again concentrating on the representation of the injured. Since that time he has tried numerous cases before juries in several counties throughout Illinois. In addition to his trial work, he has also obtained successful results for injured clients in numerous settlements, arbitrations, and mediations. Jeff has also handled select cases before the Illinois Appellate Court.
Growing up in a working-class neighborhood on Springfield's east side, Jeff has not forgotten where he came from. For that reason, he has never represented insurance companies or corporations against regular people-and he never will. Fighting for the injured is his life's calling. For Jeff, there is no better feeling than that of obtaining fair compensation for a victim who claims was initially denied by the insurance company.
Jeff obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Illinois-Champaign in 2000, and his Juris Doctor from Northern Illinois University in 2003. In addition to the State of Illinois Bar, he is also admitted to practice before the federal Central and Northern Districts of Illinois.
Jeff was born and raised in Springfield and still lives in the area with his wife and two daughters.
JEFF IS A MEMBER OF THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Illinois State Bar Association Sangamon County Bar Association