Kenneth M Snodgrass Jr.

Kenneth M Snodgrass Jr.

Managing Partner
Location:
Peoria, Illinois
Phone:
309-637-1400
Fax:
309-637-1500
Email:

Mr. Snodgrass has represented the City of Peoria in regards to their workers’ compensation matters as well as collective bargaining agreement matters.  Mr. Snodgrass also has done insurance defense work on behalf of Pekin Insurance and Allied Insurance for many years.  Mr. Snodgrass currently represents the Village of Bartonville in regards to their municipal matters, labor matters and termination matters before the Police and Fire Commission Board.  Mr. Snodgrass has been involved in litigation concerning grain contract disputes on behalf of grain elevators throughout the state of Illinois.  He also has extensive experience in regards to estate litigation involving issues of undue influence and testamentary capacity.  Mr. Snodgrass has also represented the Illinois Insurance Guarantee Fund in common law defense cases.  In addition to the above, Mr. Snodgrass has been involved in mediation and arbitration disputes involving a wide variety of legal issues including but not limited to estate litigation, insurance disputes, personal injury claims, grain contract disputes and insurance coverage issues.
 
Mr. Snodgrass has been chosen as a leading lawyer in the state of Illinois since 2013 based upon a survey of his peers.  He has served as a lecturer for seminars held by the Peoria County Bar Association, the National Business Insitute, the Counil on Education in Management and the Grain & Feed Association.  He has spoken on topics regarding workers’ compensation matters, common law matters and risk management issues.

In 2018, Ken was recognized for his 16 years of continuous service to Youth Farm and The Children's Home Association of Illinois, one of Central Illinois' premier charitable organizations. Ken's sustained service over the last 16 years to Youth Farm and Children's Home and his commitment to future service earned his selection as the Peoria County Bar Association's 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award Recipient. Ken, by his community service, has helped hundreds of children in Central Illinois and has brought great credit upon himself, our legal profession and the Peoria County Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Municipal Law
  • Agricultural Law

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1982

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • J.D. - 1981
  • University of Illinois
    • Bachelor's Degree - 1978

Classes/Seminars

  • Seminar Lecturer, Peoria County Bar Association
  • Seminar Lecturer, National Business Institute
  • Seminar Lecturer, Council on Education in Management
  • Seminar Lecturer, Grain & Feed Association of IL

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyer, 2013 - 2015
  • Peoria County Bar Association 2018 Distinguished Community Service Award

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Youth Farm, Board of Trustees, 2003 - 2007
  • Youth Farm, Cattle Auction Committee
  • Youth Farm Executive Team
  • Youth Farm Board , President
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois Executive Committee, Committee member
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois Personnel Committee, Committee Member
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois Finance Committee, Committee Member
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois Capital Campaign Committee, Committee Member
  • Children's Home Association of Illinois , Chairman of the Board of Trustees, 2013 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Past Chairman and current board member of Children’s Home of Illinois, 2014 - Present