Professional Details

John Coady

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

Description of Practice

Mediation of tort and contract actions based on Illinois law.

Professional Background

• Past President of the Illinois Judges Association • Judge of the 4th Judicial Circuit Court Judge, 1987 to 2009 • 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: General civil and criminal law practice • Fribley, Proffitt, & Consoer, Pana, Illinois, 1980 to 1981: general civil and criminal law practice • The Chicago Title Company, Taylorville, Illinois, 1980 to 1981


• Illinois Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Coordinating Committee, member 2004 until retirement in 2009 • Mediation of contract and tort actions since 2010 arising in central Illinois


• 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: $300 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

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


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

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.