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Background

Bill is a lifelong resident of Madison County, Illinois. He focuses his practice in the fields of personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation, providing legal representation to clients who have been injured while on the job or as a result of others’ negligence. He also represents families who have lost a loved one as a result of motor vehicle collisions, product and equipment failure, and the failure to provide a safe workplace. Bill has successfully litigated hundreds of cases for members of building trades who have been injured by unsafe working conditions.

Practice and Results

In connection with representation of injured people, he has tried cases to verdict in Madison County (Third Judicial Circuit), St. Clair County (Twentieth Judicial Circuit), and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. Bill has tried numerous workers’ compensation cases to decision and has handled appeals in both Illinois and Missouri. Bill has also litigated cases before the Appellate Court of the State of Illinois (Fifth District), the Illinois Supreme Court, the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, and the Missouri Industrial Commission. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.  

Education

  • J.D., St Louis University School of Law, 1976
  • B.A., University of Missouri, 1973

Jurisdictions Admitted To Practice

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Southern District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Southern District of Illinois Chapter

Legal Assistant:

Terri Greathouse
E-mail: tgreathouse@beattymotil.com