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The firm of Stephen P. Kelly, Attorney At Law, brings nearly 25 years of trial experience to the bar in the areas of workers’ compensation, employment law, police and fire liability and auto liability defense.

Now Stephen Kelly is expanding his practice to include representation of the injured to ensure their rights are protected, as well.

Stephen Kelly is licensed to practice in all Illinois courts as well as U.S. District court and state and federal appellate courts. He is recognized by his peers as an Illinois Leading Lawyer in workers’ compensation law. His areas of practice include:

  • Trial litigation for the defense, Workers’ Compensation, Trial Litigation Defense Employment Law, Trial Litigation Defense Automobile Negligence, Appellate Practice in State and Federal Court Systems
  • Governmental entities, including municipalities, park districts, school districts, police and fire liability, premise liability
  • Domestic Relations Consultation
  • Family Law Consultation
  • Protection of police officers in their rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Protection of Illinois National Guardsmen in their rights under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Protection of Employers’ rights under Section 5 of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
  • Trial litigation in representing individuals as Plaintiffs in Civil Litigation
  • Police Line of Duty Pension Cases 
  • Police Public Safety Employee Act (PSEBA) 
  • Firefighter Line of Duty Pension Cases 
  • Firefighter Public Safety Employee Act (PSEBA) 

With experience in large and medium-sized law firms in his background, Stephen Kelly knows how those firms operate and, as the lone attorney in his practice, he is not intimidated by numbers. He wants only to do the best job he can for his clients, starting with the initial consultation that he does himself rather than appointing a staff member to take the meeting. The same is true when a case reaches the courts; he will be there representing your case, protecting your rights.

“People don’t call an attorney because their life is going well. They want to know you are going to help them. They want results. That’s what I give them. I don’t think there is an attorney who will work as hard for you.”

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Attorney at Law

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Attorney at Law 

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Tangela Taylor

A Police officer for the City of Peoria suffered a catastrophic injury while working for the City of Peoria. As a result of her injuries, Officer Taylor was unable to return to work as a police officer for the City of Peoria. As her attorney, Stephen P. Kelly obtained her benefits under the Pension Act and her PSEBA benefits. Subsequent to winning the trail for her pension and PSEBA benefits, Stephen P. Kelly tried Officer Taylor’s case in front of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission. After receiving a very favorable award from the Illinois Worker’s Commission, the City of Peoria appealed the award to the Illinois Appellate Court. The City of Peoria argued, that the Pension benefits awarded to Officer Taylor should be used to reduce her award under the Illinois Workers Compensation act. The Appellate Court rejected the City of Peoria’s argument, and upheld the decision of the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission.

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