Jennifer Bonesteel is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Indiana. While she started in family and criminal law, Jennifer is now a full-time Personal Injury lawyer. She received her law degree from the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis and her undergraduate degree from Depauw University. Jennifer is a board member of the Pediatric Resource Center and volunteers for Prairie State Legal Services. In the past, she has volunteered with Kids’ Voice in Indianapolis as CASA and the Pro Bono Project
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.