Professional Details

John Coady

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207 S Othelle St
Taylorville, IL 62568
USA
(217) 820-4631

Description of Practice

Mediation of tort and contract actions based on Illinois law.

Professional Background

• 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

Experience

• 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

Degrees

• 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

Approach

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

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.

Other Information

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

  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Education
  • Employment
  • General
  • Insurance
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Organizational
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Probate
  • Professional Fees
  • Special Education
  • Victim - Offender

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Ombud

References

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

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