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Jerry A Tuffentsamer

Jerry A Tuffentsamer

Tuffentsamer Law Firm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Workers' Compensation ...
  • Illinois
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native of central Illinois, Attorney, Jerry A. Tuffentsamer, was raised in the local small community of Manito, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Jerry worked for several years in the central Illinois as union construction laborer out of the Laborers’ International Union, Local 231. As a union laborer, Jerry worked several years for a local commercial concrete and masonry company.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies/Pre-law from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Jerry then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jerry was a member of the Southern Illinois University School of Law Trial Team that successfully competed in several national trial competitions. In law school, Jerry was also a three year recipient of the Fairy B. Neal Scholarship and a two-time recipient of the Al A. Chesser Scholarship for ethics and scholastic achievement.

Prior to returning to central Illinois and founding the Tuffentsamer Law Firm, Jerry was an associate attorney for the diverse litigation law firm of Armstrong & Green in Marion, Illinois. While at Armstrong & Green, Jerry concentrated in wide variety of legal areas including personal injury, employment, civil rights, family, property, criminal, and municipal law.

Judson College
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Southern Illinois University School of Law
J.D. (2011) | Law-Jurist Doctorate
Honors: CALI Award Winner in Trial Advocacy; CALI Award Winner in Lawyering Skills: CALI Award Winner in Business Organizations
Activities: Moot Court: Trial Team Member; Student Bar Association:Class Representative: Graduate Student Council: Law School Representative
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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
B.S. (2008) | Pre-Law: Paralegal Studies
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Professional Experience
Owner/Managing Attorney
Tuffentsamer Law Firm
- Current
Associate Attorney
Armstrong & Green
Law Clerk Extern
Honorable Justice Bruce Stewart: Illinois Court of Appeal for the Fifth Distrcit
Illinois State Bar
Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinios
Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Top Attorney in Who's Who Directory
Top Attorney's of North America
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6307207
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Illinois State Bar Association
- Current
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Peoria County Bar Association
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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7th Circuit
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    Worker's Compensation and Personal Injury cases are based on contingency fees: we do not get paid until and unless you get paid.
Practice Areas
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Workers' Compensation
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Juvenile Law
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Tuffentsamer Law Firm
Contact & Map
1022 N Sheridan Rd
Peoria, IL 61606-1956
Telephone: (309) 839-8049
Fax: (309) 839-8050