Richard L. Steagall

Attorney in Peoria, IL
Author: "The Recent Explosion in Summary Judgments Entered by the Federal Courts Has Eliminated the Jury From the Federal Judicial Power," 33 South. Ill. L.J., 469 (Spring 2009); "Loss of Chance of Survival in Medical Malpractice Cases, Ill. Bar J. (October 1991); "Illinois Adopts Comparative Assumption of Risk and Misuse in Strict Products Liability Cases," Illinois Bar Journal (May 1984). Emeritus, 1996—; Master, 1993-96; Program Chairman & Executive Committee Member, 1994-1995; Barrister, 1988-1992; Master, 1993-1996; Barrister, 1998-1992, Abraham Lincoln Inn of Court. Leading Lawyers of Illinois, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, 2003—, Super Lawyers, 2007—; William J. Harte Amicus Volunteer Award, The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, June 6, 2008.
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Areas of Law

Civil Rights Section 1983Sex DiscriminationDiscriminationPlaintiffs Personal InjuryRace Discrimination
Civil Rights Section 1983
Sex Discrimination
Plaintiffs Personal Injury
Race Discrimination


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Experience & Credentials



Admission Details

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

Law School Attended

Stetson University
Stetson University College of Law (

Stetson University
Class of 1977
University of Georgia School of Law (J.D.

University Attended

Illinois Wesleyan University
Class of 1975
cum laude

Stetson University

Birth Information

Born in 1953
Indianapolis, Indiana, June 30, 1953

Associations & Memberships

Peoria County, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations; The Florida Bar; The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice.

Representative Cases

Gayton v. McCoy, 593 F.3d 610 (7th Cir. 2010); Thomas v. City of Peoria, Ill, 580 F.3d 633 (7th Cir. 2009; Village of Depue, Ill. v. Exxon Mobil Corp., 537 F.3d 774 (7th Cir. 2009); Estate of Sims v. County of Bureau, 506 F.3d 509 (7th Cir. 2007); Delgado v. Stegall, 367 F.3d 668 (7th Cir. 2004); Cooper v. Carl A. Nelson & Co., 211 F.3d 1008 (7th C... More

Hobbies & Interests

Skiing, travel, sports.

Contact Information


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Office Information
Richard L. Steagall
Commerce Building 416 Main Street, Suite 815,
Peoria, IL 61602


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