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207 S Othelle St
Taylorville, IL 62568
Description of Practice
Mediation of tort and contract actions based on Illinois law.
• Fourth Judicial Circuit Court Judge, 1993 to 2009 • Fourth Judicial Circuit Associate Judge, 1987 to 1993 • Adjunct Faculty, Lincoln Land Community College, Taylorville, 2008 to present • Christian County State’s Attorney, Taylorville, Illinois, 1984 to 1987 • Meyer, Miley, Austin, Spears, and Coady, P.C., Taylorville, IL, 1981 to 1984: Private practice, general civil and criminal law Concentration in criminal, traffic, family, real estate, probate, and personal injury law • Fribley, Proffitt, & Consoer, Pana, Illinois, 1980 to 1981: general civil and criminal law • The Chicago Title Company, Taylorville, Illinois, 1980 to 1981 • Fourth Judicial Circuit Public Defender Project, 1977 to 1980: Criminal defense of indigents
• Illinois Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee, member 2004 until retirement in 2009 • Mediation of contract and tort actions arising in central Illinois since retirement on a part time basis
• The Ohio State University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, Class of 1977 • University of Illinois, Bachelor of Arts in political science, Class of 1974 • Taylorville High School, Class of 1970
Judge Coady (retired) utilizes his twenty-two years experience as a judge of the Illinois Circuit Court to conduct mediation conferences in an atmosphere of respect, courtesy, persistence, and professionalism to guide parties to resolution of contested legal matters.
Fees: $250 per hour for the mediation conference and for the time spent for preparation, telephone conferences, etc. No charges for cost of travel and time spent traveling.
Strengths include: • 22 years of experience as a judge of the circuit handling a variety of jury and bench matters • Service on the Supreme Court's Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolutions • A growing number of cases mediated
Areas of Practice
- Civil (general)
- Landlord - Tenant
- Legal Malpractice
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Professional Fees
- Special Education
- Victim - Offender
Chief Judge Gene Schwarm 4th Judicial Circuit Circuit Judge Ron Spears Christian Co IL Resident Circuit Judge Mark Joy Retired 4th Judicial Circuit Assoc Judge