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232 West State
Jacksonville, Illinois 62650Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 217-245-6177
Fax: 217-243-7322
E-Mail: info@rblawyers.net
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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
Brokers' RiskCOUNTRY Mutual Insurance Company
Federated Insurance CompanyForreston Mutual Insurance Company
Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance CompanyPekin Insurance Company
State Auto Insurance CompaniesState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance CompanyTravelers Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Partners
L.O. Vaught — (1894-1955)
Carl E. Robinson — (1886-1964)
Orville N. Foreman — (1904-1972)
Albert W. Hall — (1912-1986)
Theodore C. Rammelkamp — (1919-2005)
Robert E. Bradney — (1923-2015)
Gary L. Cline — (1956-2015)
Larry D. Kuster
Jacksonville, IL
E-Mail:lkuster@rblawyers.net
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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Forrest G. Keaton
Jacksonville, IL
E-Mail:fkeaton@rblawyers.net
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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Richard R. Freeman
Jacksonville, IL
E-Mail:rfreeman@rblawyers.net
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
E-Mail:ayow@rblawyers.net
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
E-Mail:bwilson@rblawyers.net
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
E-Mail:ajackson@rblawyers.net
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
E-Mail:tdelgiorno@rblawyers.net
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
E-Mail:rbyers@rblawyers.net
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
Craig W. Colbrook
Springfield, IL
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2009
Education:
  • DePaul University College of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1983
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Jerry S. Bauer
Jacksonville, IL
Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
Admitted
  • Illinois, 2012
Memberships:
  • Illinois State and Morgan County (Secretary, 2017-2018) 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. Dudzinski
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
E-Mail:jenna@rblawyers.net
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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Retired
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, Illinois45 miles
Carrollton, Illinois30 miles
Carthage, Illinois70 miles
Champaign, Illinois119 miles
Decatur, Illinois74 miles
Edwardsville, Illinois74 miles
Hardin, Illinois56 miles
Havana, Illinois40 miles
Hillsboro, Illinois78 miles
Jerseyville, Illinois40 miles
Lewistown, Illinois49 miles
Macomb, Illinois73 miles
Mount Sterling, Illinois36 miles
Peoria, Illinois108 miles
Petersburg, Illinois25 miles
Pittsfield, Illinois36 miles
Quincy, Illinois70 miles
Rushville, Illinois34 miles
Taylorville, Illinois61 miles
Virginia, Illinois16 miles
Winchester, Illinois14 miles
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