John L. Barger

John L. Barger: Attorney with Craig & Craig, LLC
  • Partner at Craig & Craig, LLC (11 Attorneys)
  • 1807 Broadway, P.O. Box 689, Mattoon, IL 61938-0689
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    4.2/5.0 (13)
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Areas of Practice (8)

  • Workers Compensation Law
  • Elder Law
  • Real Estate
  • Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Family Law
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
217-234-6481  Phone
www.craiglaw.net
University Attended:
Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1980
Law School Attended:
University of Arkansas, J.D., 1983
Year of First admission:
1984
Admission:
1984, Illinois and U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
Memberships:
Coles-Cumberland Bar Association (President, 2007-2008); Illinois State and American Bar Associations; The Seventh Circuit Bar Association; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Bar Association for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA).
Birth Information:
Mattoon, Illinois, August 1, 1958
Reported Cases:
His published decisions include Unzicker v. Kraft Food Ingredients Corporation, 203 Ill. 2d 64 (2003) (application of 735 ILCS 5/2-1117); Cincinnati Insurance Company v. Chapman, 181 Ill. 2d 65 (1998) (constitutionality of the Judicial Redistricting Act); Frank v. The Industrial Commission, 276 Ill. App. 3d 214 (4th Dist., 1995) (procedure for a workers' compensation appeal); Brown v. R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, 272, Ill. App. 3d 94(4th Dist. 1995)(whether employee handbook becomes part of the contract of employment); and City of Marshall v. City of Casey, 177 Ill. App. 3d 1065, (4th Dist., 1989) (application of theory of equitable contribution). He has also participated in a number of other appeals that have resulted in Supreme Court Rule 23 Orders or non-published decisions. He has been involved in dozens of appeals to the Illinois Industrial Commission, now the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.
ISLN:
909256232
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  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.2/5.0 (13)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    • John L. Barger

      5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 03/01/16 in Civil Litigation on 03/01/16

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    • John L. Barger

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 03/01/16 in Civil Litigation on 03/01/16

      Good attorney who exhibits good knowledge of the law, and always conducts himself ethically.

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      Good attorney who exhibits good knowledge of the law, and always conducts himself ethically.

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    • John L. Barger

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 02/12/16 in Civil Litigation on 02/12/16

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    • John L. Barger

      4.8/5.0 by a Associate on 03/01/16 in Civil Litigation on 03/01/16

      John is truly a "gentleman and a scholar," but still accessible. In other words, he is civil and polite professionally and is very knowledgeable. Still, he's do...

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      John is truly a "gentleman and a scholar," but still accessible. In other words, he is civil and polite professionally and is very knowledgeable. Still, he's down to earth. I believe he is also very conscientious. He will always look before he leaps and is very considerate.

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    • John L. Barger

      4.8/5.0 by a Partner on 01/22/16 in Civil Litigation on 01/22/16

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    • John L. Barger

      4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 01/15/16 in Real Estate on 01/15/16

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        5.0/5.0
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    • John L. Barger

      4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 01/22/16 in Real Estate on 01/22/16

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    • John L. Barger

      4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 05/18/14 in Insurance Litigation on 05/18/14

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    • John L. Barger

      4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 08/01/12 in Civil Litigation on 08/01/12

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    • John L. Barger

      3.6/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 07/24/12 in Insurance Litigation on 07/24/12

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