Richard focuses his legal practice in areas of civil defense litigation. He represents clients for railroad, trucking, construction, first-party insurance, third-party insurance, and various other types of lawsuits. Richard has vast experience handling and taking complex cases to trial in a wide range of State Court and Federal Court venues. He has been recognized as an Emerging Lawyer and Leading Lawyer in the State of Illinois. In addition to being a member of numerous legal associations, Richard has a published Appellate Court opinion, has been an author/editor of industry articles, and is actively involved in local community causes as well as nonprofit organizations.


  • Transportation Law
  • Construction Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Insurance Defense/Coverage


  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel
  • Transportation Lawyers’ Association
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


  • Emerging Lawyer, 2015-current
  • Leading Lawyer, 2016-current


  • Published Appellate Court Opinion, Ishoo v. General Growth Properties, Inc., 966 N.E.2d 1160 (1st Dist. 2012)
  • Contributing author to the Defense Attorneys Construction Newsletter
  • Contributing author/editor to the Transportation Lawyers’ Association Newsletters

Bar Admissions

  • State of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois


  • J.D., Creighton University School of Law, 2005
  • M.B.A., Creighton University Graduate School, 2005
  • B.B.A., Finance and Economics, cum laude, Western Michigan University, 2002


Peoria Office
One Technology Plaza
211 Fulton St., Suite 602
Peoria, Illinois 61602

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