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232 West State, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 550, Jacksonville, IL 62651-0550

Established: 1895

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Law
  • Fire Loss
  • Arson
  • First Party Matters
  • Litigation
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Environmental

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About Us

When L. O. Vaught tacked up his shingle on the Jacksonville square in 1895, little did he know that a tradition of service, commitment to the community, and lineage of distinction had been launched.

Today, more than 120 years later, Rammelkamp Bradney continues to build upon that foundation of professionalism and is recognized as one of the most respected law firms in Illinois.

Rammelkamp Bradney attorneys carry on the firm’s rich heritage and high standards, bringing a depth and breadth of legal know-how that is sought by clients throughout the country.

A general practice law firm, Rammelkamp Bradney is prepared to handle almost any client matter, serving corporations, business owners, municipalities, utilities, farmers and individuals.

The firm has earned a strong reputation for its abilities in insurance litigation and liability cases, representing numerous insurers from Illinois and out-of-state. The firm represents business clients in matters involving business law, contracts, leases, agricultural law, environmental compliance, elder law, real estate and other issues. Rammelkamp Bradney advises and represents individuals in matters involving estate planning and administration, family law, elder law, workers’ compensation, and other matters.

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Additional Locations

  • Springfield, Illinois
  • 741 South Grand Avenue West
  • Springfield, Illinois 62704
    • Telephone: 217-522-6000
    • Fax: 217-522-6018

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


L.O. Vaught — (1894-1955)

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Carl E. Robinson — (1886-1964)

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Orville N. Foreman — (1904-1972)

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Albert W. Hall — (1912-1986)

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Theodore C. Rammelkamp — (1919-2005)

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Robert E. Bradney — (1923-2015)

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Gary L. Cline — (1956-2015)

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Richard R. Freeman

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1988
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1985
  • Washington University, J.D., 1988

Born: 1963

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H. Allen Yow

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • School Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Family Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1989
  • Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1992
Memberships:
  • The Missouri Bar, Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • Committee on Character and Fitness (2010-present)
Education:
  • Wabash College, A.B., 1986
  • Southern Illinois University, J.D., 1989
Law Review:
Student Articles Editor, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, 1988-1989

Born: 1963

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Bradley W. Wilson

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Corporate Law
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1998
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • National Lawyers Association
Education:
  • University of Illinois, B.S. (with high honors), 1989
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 1998
Honors:
Order of the Coif

Born: 1968

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Amy L. Jackson

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Environmental Law
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1993
  • Illinois, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • The Missouri Bar
  • Illinois Defense Counsel
Education:
  • Illinois Wesleyan University, B.A., 1990
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1993

Born: 1968

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Anthony J. DelGiorno

Springfield
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2002
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State and Sangamon County Bar Associations
Education:
  • Illinois College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1999
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2002

Born: 1978

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Ryan D. Byers

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
  • Construction
  • School Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including General and Trial Bars, 2012
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A. (with high honors), 2004
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2007

Born: 1982

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Associates



Jerry S. Bauer

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2012
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County (President, 2019-2020) Bar Associations
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee at Martin, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2002
  • Loyola University Chicago, M.A., 2008
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2012

Born: 1979

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Samantha A. Bobor

Jacksonville, IL

Admitted
  • Illinois, 2015
Memberships:
  • American, Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • National School Boards Association
Education:
  • Oberlin College, B.A., 2012
  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., 2015

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Jenna L. Tucker

Jacksonville, IL

Admitted
  • Illinois, 2017
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.A., 2012
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2016

Born: 1990

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Koert J. Brown

Jacksonville, IL

Admitted
  • Illinois, 2018
Education:
  • Illinois College, B.S., 2015
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale, J.D., 2017

Born: 1993

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Of Counsel



Forrest G. Keaton

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Insurance Litigation
Admitted
  • Iowa, 1977
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Insurance Law Section Council, 1992-1994)
  • Iowa State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • Committee on Character and Fitness (2001-2009)
  • Master, Lincoln-Douglas American Inn of Court
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Bradley University, B.A., 1974
  • University of Illinois, J.D., 1977
Military:
Judge Advocate, USAF, (1977-1982); USAFR, (1982-2007)

Born: 1952

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Retired



Larry D. Kuster

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Commercial Law
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • School Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1980
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1996
Memberships:
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Civil Practice and Procedure Council, 1976-1977, 1986-1991; Workers' Compensation Section Council, 1980-1985; Secretary, 1982, Vice Chairman, 1983, Chairman, 1984)
  • Morgan County Bar Association
  • Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel
  • Master, Lincoln-Douglas Inn of Court (President-Elect, 2003-2004)
Education:
  • Augustana College, B.A., 1969
  • The University of Iowa, J.D. (with honors), 1973

Born: 1947

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Barbara Fritsche

Jacksonville, IL

Practice Areas
  • Employment Law
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1978
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County Bar Associations
  • Illinois Supreme Court Character and Fitness Committee, 1991-2000 (Chair, Fourth District, 1997-1999)
  • Illinois Defense Counsel
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Education:
  • Cleveland State University, 1972
  • DePaul University, J.D., 1977

Born: 1949

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Service Areas

Carlinville, Illinois 45 miles

Carrollton, Illinois 30 miles

Carthage, Illinois 70 miles

Champaign, Illinois 119 miles

Decatur, Illinois 74 miles

Edwardsville, Illinois 74 miles

Hardin, Illinois 56 miles

Havana, Illinois 40 miles

Hillsboro, Illinois 78 miles

Jerseyville, Illinois 40 miles

Lewistown, Illinois 49 miles

Macomb, Illinois 73 miles

Mount Sterling, Illinois 36 miles

Peoria, Illinois 108 miles

Petersburg, Illinois 25 miles

Pittsfield, Illinois 36 miles

Quincy, Illinois 70 miles

Rushville, Illinois 34 miles

Taylorville, Illinois 61 miles

Virginia, Illinois 16 miles

Winchester, Illinois 14 miles

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