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J. Steven Ayres

Cox, Phillips, Weber, Tedford, Heap & Ayres, P.C.
Contact: 618.544.8661
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jurisdictions: Illinois
Federal Circuit


Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Consumer Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Energy, Oil and Gas
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Estate Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • Constitutional Law
  • General Civil
  • Small Claims
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
Professional Experience
Partner, Cox, Phillips, Weber, Tedford, Heap & Ayres, P.C.
Became a partner less than one year after being admitted to practice.
Associate, Cox, Phillips, Weber, Tedford & Heap, P.C.
Began working for the firm in 2006 as an associate attorney.
Clerk / Legal Assistant, Lemna, Moore & Carroll
Clerked for Michael G. Carroll in Tuscola, Illinois, while in third year of law school. (Prior to his being elected Circuit Judge.)
Clerk / Legal Assistant, John T. Phipps Law Office
Clerked for John Phipps in Champaign, Illinois after first year of law school.
Clerk / Legal Assistant, Cox, Phillips, Weber, Tedford & Heap, P.C.
Began as an apprenticeship position and then began clerking for the firm after graduating from high school, and through school at Lincoln Trail College.
University of Illinois College of Law - University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignJ.D.Law
Honors: Represented law school at Invitational Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C.; Finalist for American Bar Association Negotiation Competition
Activities: President of Christian Law Students Association
University of Illinois - Urbana-ChampaignB.S.Business Administration
IECC - Lincoln Trail CollegeA.S.Business Finance
Professional Activities
Board of Directors Palestine Academic Foundation 2010-Current
Vice-President CrossTies Christian Ministries 2007-Current
Member Illinois State Bar Association 2006-Current
Member Crawford County Bar Association 2006-Current
Details: President: 2007 - 2008
Member Robinson Fraternal Order of Elks Lodge No. 1188 2006-Current
Member Robinson Kiwanis Club 2006-Current


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Cox, Phillips, Weber, Tedford, Heap & Ayres P.C.
P.O. Box 250
216 S. Cross Street
Robinson, IL 62454
Telephone: 618.544.8661