Streator, IL WW/Press/January 30, 2020 – James T. Reilly, Senior Partner with the Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, LLC was selected for inclusion into the Top Attorneys of North America 2020-2021 edition by The Who’s Whos Directories
James T. Reilly, Senior Partner at the Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, LLC, has been practicing law since 1979. He practiced in Chicago, Illinois, before moving to Ottawa, Illinois, in 1984. He has been practicing in Streator, Illinois, since 1988. Reilly is an experienced trial lawyer with over sixty jury cases tried to verdict. He concentrates his practice in both civil and criminal litigation. Jury awards include medical malpractice, wrongful death, fraud prosecution and various types of personal injuries. Damage awards include wage loss, pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of normal life, loss of society and punitive damages.
In criminal court he has had jury trials ranging from fitness trials in murder cases to DUI’s. He has successfully defended persons charged with arson, aggravated battery, drug offenses, driving felonies and countless misdemeanors.
Reilly served as a LaSalle County Assistant Public Defender for over 20 years. He represents clients before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He has an extensive Social Security Disability practice obtaining permanent disability awards for hundreds of clients. He served as the LaSalle County Guardian Ad Litem for abused and neglected children. He represented virtually every minor charged in LaSalle County for many years in Adjudication of Wardship under the Juvenile Court Act.
Reilly served the Illinois State Bar Association as a member of the Marketing and Communications Committee from 2004-2017. He is presently a member of the Assembly, the governing body of the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Assembly Finance Committee. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Bench and Bar Section Council. He is past president and present treasurer of the LaSalle County Bar Association.Volunteer activities include: United Way (Labor of Love home repair project for the poor and elderly); Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Child Welfare Team; the Founding Chairman of the Big Brother/Big Sister Program of the Mississippi Valley; Ottawa’s Special Events Committee; Chairman of the Ottawa Riverfest Parade; Ottawa Civil Service Commission; Make-A-Wish Penguin Plunge Volunteer; Dayton Bluffs preserve Volunteer; Reddick Mansion Association; Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Board; and a 4th Degree Knight of Columbus.
Reilly is a graduate of Loyola School of Law in Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree with double majors in Economics and Finance from the University of Illinois. He and his wife, Debby, have two sons, Damian and Phillip, and three grandchildren.
The Top Attorneys of North America, a New York based publication, distinguishes and profiles leading attorneys who have reached a recognizable degree of success and leadership in their field. The directory is valued for promoting awareness of the accomplishments within the North American legal community.
Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, LLC serves clients in Streator, Illinois. Attorneys James T. Reilly and Jennifer Bunker Skerston have been concentrating in civil and criminal litigation for over 50 years of combined success. They handle cases in personal injuries, social security disability, family, divorce, custody, adoption, criminal, DUI, closely held businesses, estate planning, wills, trusts, guardianship, probate and estate administration. At the Law Offices of Reilly & Skerston, clients will get reliable legal representation. Their legal team is there to help assist you and give your case the personal attention it needs. Reputation Matters.