Attorney Profiles

Richard L. SteagallMr. Richard L. Steagall 
Peoria, Illinois

Partner, since September 1, 1980
phone (309) 674-6085
fax (309) 674-6032
email Email Me
Year Joined Organization:

1980

Areas of Practice:

Civil Rights
Constitutional Law
Employment Discrimination
Personal Injury
Litigation & Appeals

Bar Admissions:

Florida, 1977
Illinois, 1978
U.S. Supreme Court, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1978
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2000
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1978
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1982
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1986
U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of Indiana, 2004

Education:

University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, August, 1977
J.D., Juris Doctor
Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida
Honors: Attended, 1975-1976
Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Illinois, May, 1975
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Honors: Cum Laude

Published Works:

"Illinois Adopts Comparative Assumption of Risk and Misuse in Strict Products Liability Cases," Illinois Bar Journal, May, 1984
"Loss of Chance of Survival in Medical Malpractice Cases," Illinois Bar Journal, October, 1991
"The Recent Explosion in Summary Judgments Entered by the Federal Courts Has Eliminated the Jury From Judicial Power,"33 S.Ill .U.L.Rev. 469, Spring, 2009

Representative Cases:

Estate of Sims ex rel Sims v. County of Bureau, 506 F.3d 509 (7th Cir. 2007)

Mullin v. Gettinger, 450 F.3d 280 (7th Cir. 2006)

Delgado v. Stegall, 367 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 2004)

Cooper v. Carl A. Nelson & Co., 211 F.3d 1008 (7th Cir. 2000)

Massey v. Helman, 196 F.3d 727 (7th Cir. 1999)

Corley v. Rosewood Care Center, Inc. of Peoria, 142 F.3d 1041 (7th Cir. 1998)

In Re Agent Orange Product Liability Litigation, 818 F.2d 145 (2d Cir. 1986)

Pickney v. Dow Chemical Co., 484 U.S. 1004 (1988)

Coney v. J.L.G. Industries, Inc., 97 Ill.2d 104, 454 N.E.2d 197, 73 Ill.Dec. 337 (1983)

Zinser v. Rose, 245 Ill.App.3d 881, 614 N.E.2d 1259, 185 Ill.Dec. (3d Dist. 1993)

Carrigan v. New World Enterprises, Ltd., 112 Ill.App.3d 970, 446 N.E.2d 265, 68 Ill.Dec. 53 (3d Dist. 1983)

Thomas v. City of Peoria, Illinois, 2007 WL 685862 (C.D.Ill. 2007)

McCloughan v. City of Springfield, 208 F.R.D. 236 (C.D.Ill. 2002)

Ricker v. Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation Dist., 800 F.Supp. 636 (C.D.Ill. 1992)

References:

Commerce Bank
Warren Boynton State Bank

Classes/Seminars Taught:

What's New & Not So New, But Misunderstood in Federal Court, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, January 27, 1996
Program Chairman, Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court, 1994 - 1995

Honors and Awards:

Leading Lawyers of Illinois, January 1, 2004 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships:

American Bar Association, 1982 - Present
Member
Illinois State Bar Association, 1978 - Present
Member
Peoria County Bar Association, 1978 - Present
Member
The Florida Bar, 1977 - Present
Member
American Association for Justice, 1980 - Present
Member
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 1978 - Present
Member
Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court, 1997 - Present
Emeritus
Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court, 1992 - 1996
Master
Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court, 1988 - 1992
Barrister

Fraternities/Sororities:

Sigma Chi