Peter R. Jennetten

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Peter R. Jennetten joined Quinn Johnston in 1996 and concentrates his practice on litigation of municipal tort liability claims and civil rights and discrimination claims. He also has significant experience representing clients in legal disputes relating to premises liability, construction litigation, employment law, insurance coverage and analysis litigation, appellate practice, and general negligence. While Peter continues to handle a variety of personal injury matters, his practice increasingly focuses on federal court litigation, particularly the defense of law enforcement officers, jail medical staff and other government officials in civil rights cases. He also regularly argues cases in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Phi Beta Kappa. Senior Articles Editor, Georgetown University Law Review. Chairman, Environmental Law Forum.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Municipal Tort Liability
  • Civil Rights & Discrimination
  • Appellate Practice
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Litigation
  • Employment Law Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage & Analysis Litigation
  • General Negligence
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
309-674-1133  Phone
309-674-6503  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, B.S., Ecology, Ethology and Evolution, cum laude, with distinction, 1991; University of Illinois, M.S., Biology, cum laude, with distinction, 1993
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 1996
Year of First Admission:
1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois and U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2002, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; 1996, Illinois
Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations; American Inns of Court; Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel; Defense Research Institute (Civil Rights Seminar Committee); United States District Court of the Central District of Illinois (Local Rules Committee).
Reported Cases:
McArdle v. Peoria School Dist. No. 150, 2011 WL 2214759 (C.D. Ill. 2011); Heyde v. Pittenger, 633 F.3d 512 (7th Cir. 2011); Legg v. Pappas, 383 Fed. Appx. 547 (7th Cir. 2010); Gayton v. McCoy, 593 F.3d 610, 81 Fed. R. Evid. Serv. 538 (7th Cir. 2010); Brandon v. Advanced Correctional Healthcare Inc., 2010 WL 4705513 (C.D. Ill. 2010); Thomas v. City of Peoria, 580 F.3d 633 (7th Cir. 2009); Idahosa v. Despines, 275 Fed. Appx. 545 (7th Cir. 2008); DeSmet ex rel. Estate of Hays v. County of Rock Island, 219 Ill. 2d 497, 848 N.E.2d 1030, 302 Ill. Dec. 466, (2006).

Peer Reviews

  • 4.7/5.0 (21 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Judge on 07/28/12 in Civil Rights

    Peter is an outstanding attorney in all respects.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 07/09/12 in Civil Litigation

    Excellent attorney with prior accolades who deserves them all. He has a wide knowledge base, and I would immediately recommend him to any would-be client in that geographic area.

    Excellent attorney with prior accolades who deserves them all. He has a wide knowledge base, and I would immediately recommend him to any would-be client in that geographic area. Read less

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