Nicoara & Steagall

Law Firm in Peoria, IL
Litigation in all state and federal courts in Central Illinois

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About This Firm

Who are we and why should you consider hiring us instead of a larger firm? Those are good questions that deserve honest answers.

Your case here will not just be one more among dozens or hundreds of others. We limit the number of cases we handle so that we can give each client the time and attention their matter deserves. You will also know who your attorneys are. You'll be able to talk to them. They'll return your calls and e-mails promptly.

Most importantly, you will have the confidence that comes with knowing an experienced firm partner is handling your case rather than an inexperienced associate.

None of these benefits can be counted on when you go to a large firm. In fact, we believe that our firm offers a level of quality, experience and skill many of those firms would envy - without the cost of their overhead.

State and Federal Practice

Our practice involves serious personal injury and wrongful death claims, civil rights violations, employment discrimination and First Amendment cases. In each of these matters, we represent clients in the Peoria area and throughout Central Illinois. We are admitted to practice in all Illinois state courts and, by any measure, have an exceptional amount of experience with federal court litigation and appeals in Illinois and other states.

Recognized and Respected Lawyers

Attorneys John P. Nicoara and Richard L. Steagall have each received an AV Peer-Review Rating* through Martindale-Hubbell and are charter members of the Leading Lawyers Network. These recognitions cannot be purchased. They are only achieved by peer recognition.

At Nicoara & Steagall, we represent people throughout Central Illinois who have been seriously injured by others' negligence. We also represent those harmed by the wrongful conduct of employers, government authorities and institutions. Our practice is devoted to protecting the rights of individuals and helping them recover fair compensation for harms done.

As a firm, we believe in the value of being able to give every client and every client's case the time and attention they require. Contact us to learn how.

Attorneys John Nicoara and Richard Steagall have each been practicing law for over 30 years. They are respected AV Peer-Review Rated through Martindale-Hubbell and, as charter members of the Leading Lawyers Network, have each been recognized by their legal peers as attorneys to whom they would refer friends and family if they were unable to take a case themselves.

Are you a victim of employment discrimination? Were you injured in a car or truck accident, at a hospital, or by a dangerous product? Have your civil rights been violated?

Call our Peoria, Illinois, law office or contact us by e-mail to schedule an initial consultation. We are available to meet with you during normal business hours and by appointment. We look forward to helping.

Areas of Law

  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts. Personal Injury and Insurance Law
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Auto Accidents
  • Sex Offenses. Arbitration and Mediation Services.
  • Aviation Law
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability

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Nicoara & Steagall
Commerce Building 416 Main Street, Suite 815,
Peoria, IL 61602

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Commerce Building 416 Main Street, Suite 815,
Peoria, IL 61602


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Affiliated With: Katz, Friedman, Eagle, Eisenstein & Johnson. 77 W. Washington Street, 20th Floor, Chicago, Illinois, 60602. Telephone: 312-263-6330.

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