Dawn L. Wall

Dawn L. Wall

Partner
Location:
Bloomington, Illinois
Phone:
309-808-6067
Fax:
309-828-4325
Email:
Expertise

Ms. Wall has practiced law in Central Illinois for over twenty-five years. Her areas of expertise include representing corporate clients in commercial and business litigation matters as well as employment related matters. Ms. Wall also manages workers' compensation claims for injured workers and self-insured employers. Ms. Wall has successfully argued cases before the Illinois Supreme Court, the Appellate Courts of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts in the Central and Northern Districts and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Background & Education

A native of Yorkville, Illinois, Ms. Wall obtained her Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from Kentucky Wesleyan College in 1984. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Illinois University in 1987.  She is presently a partner with the firm, having joined the firm in 1987.

Professional Associations & Memberships

Ms. Wall is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Mclean County Bar Association and a member of the Robert C. Underwood Inn of Court.

Community Activities

Ms. Wall has been an active member of Prairie State Legal Services. She has served on the Advisory Council of Prairie State Legal Services and was recognized as the “Volunteer of the Year” by Prairie State Legal Services. She has served as a Board Member of Victim Offender Reconciliation Program “VORP” of McLean County and has served as a mediator and arbitrator in McLean County. She is also a past member of the Bloomington Rotary Club.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Employment Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Municipal Law
  • Trade Secret and Technology Litigation
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • Supreme Court of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate summa cum laude - 1984
  • Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Kentucky
    • B.S., Bachelor of Science cum laude - 1981

Representative Clients

  • Aetna Insurance Company
  • Cigna Insurance Company
  • Farmland Insurance Company
  • State Farm Insurance Company

Honors and Awards

  • Women's Bar Association Achievement Award
  • “Volunteer of the Year” by Prairie State Legal Services

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Greater Peoria Claims Adjusters Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • McLean County Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1987 - Present
  • Prairie State Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1989 - 1992
  • Victim Offender Reconcilation (VORP), Board of Directors, 1988 - 1991
  • Robert C. Underwood Inn of Court, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • McLean County, Mediator and arbitrator

Pro Bono Activities

  • Prairie State Legal Service, Active Member
  • Advisory Council of Prairie State Legal Services
  • Board Member of Victim Offender Reconciliation Program “VORP” of McLean County
  • Bloomington Rotary Club, past member

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Delta Phi