Jo Tewes Wetherill

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Jo T. Wetherill joined Quinn Johnston in 1997 and clerked for former Quinn partner, Justice Mary McDade, from January 2001 to July 2002, when she returned to the firm. She concentrates her practice defending claims of automobile negligence, premises liability and construction negligence. Jo also has significant experience in state and federal appellate practice, court systems, insurance coverage and analysis and estate planning. She especially enjoys trial practice, arguing motions and negotiating settlement through alternative dispute resolution.

Moot Court Board; Client Counseling Board.

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Automobile Negligence
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Court Systems
  • Insurance Coverage & Analysis Litigation
  • Estate Planning

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
309-674-1133  Phone
309-674-6503  Fax
University Attended:
University of Iowa, B.S., Political Science & Sociology, with honors, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Iowa College of Law, J.D., with distinction, 1997
Year of First Admission:
2008, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 1997, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1997, Illinois
Peoria County (Committee Chair of Continuing Legal Education, 2011-2012) and Illinois State Bar Associations; Illinois Defense Counsel; Defense Research Institute; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Greater Peoria Claims Association; Prairie States Campaign for Legal Services.
Reported Cases:
Health Care Industry Liability Insurance Program v. Momence Meadows Nursing Center, Inc., et al, 566 F.3d 689 (2009); Inselmann v. Kendregan, 377 Ill.App.3d 1154 (2007) (Supreme Court Rule 23); In re Estate of Friedrich, 365 Ill.App.3d 1116 (2006) (Supreme Court Rule 23); Dart Transit Company v. Ringberg Enterprises, Inc., 358 Ill.App.3d 1188 (2005) (Supreme Court Rule 23).

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (23 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Senior Associate on 05/23/12 in Civil Litigation

    Jo Wetherill approaches each case with vigor and accurately analyzes the legal issues involved. She delivers outstanding results in both bench and jury trials.

    Jo Wetherill approaches each case with vigor and accurately analyzes the legal issues involved. She delivers outstanding results in both bench and jury trials. Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 06/22/12 in Civil Practice

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Peoria, Illinois

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