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Chuck Devens has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of workers' compensation, personal injury (predominantly for plaintiffs), product liability, and medical negligence. He has represented injured workers and victims of negligence across the state of Illinois, concentrating his practice in Vermilion, Kankakee, and Champaign counties.
Chuck Devens has worked closely with local unions and community colleges in conducting seminars for displaced workers across East Central Illinois. He has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the area of workers’ compensation and is recommended and earned the distinction of being named a Leading Lawyer by being among those who were most often recommended by their peers in statewide surveys. Chuck Devens has lectured on trial preparation and has taught numerous classes on various aspects of the law.
State of Illinois, 1977;
U.S. District Court (Eastern/Central), 1977
Hourly Rate: $125-$150/hour
Retainer: Varies with complexity of case
Year of Birth: 1952
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 1977Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, 1974
Representative Clients: The clients of Chuck Devens are, for the most part, working men and women who are injured through the course of their employment. He also represents individuals who have been seriously injured in all areas of personal injury law.
1976 to 1977, Marion County Prosecutor's Office (Indianapolis); 1977 to 1978, Vermilion County State's Attorney Office (Danville); 1978 to present, Manion, Devens, et al, Ltd.
Bar/Professional Association Involvement: Chuck Devens was the recipient of the 2007 Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Illinois College of Law. He is a member of the Vermilion County Bar Association and is the past president of the Vermilion County Bar Association. Chuck is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He is also a member of the Workers' Compensation section of the ITLA.
Community Involvement: Chuck has worked closely with the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs, along with community colleges and local unions, in conducting seminars for displaced workers across East-Central Illinois. He is a board member and Chairman of the Vermilion County Airport Authority. Chuck Devens is a board member of the Danville YFRC (formerly YWCA). He is a past member and past vice-president of the Danville Women's Shelter Board. Chuck has served as the city attorney for Georgetown, Illinois, for more than 15 years. He has also coached youth baseball and soccer teams in the Danville area.
Legal Lectures: Chuck has lectured at ITLA seminars on trial preparation and has taught numerous classes on workers compensation for union representatives and safety councils.
Firm Description: Devens & McFetridge, Ltd. serves clients throughout Danville, Illinois, and the cities of Champaign, Urbana, Charleston, Hoopeston, Mattoon, Paxton, Rantoul, Savoy, Kankakee, Georgetown, Westville, Paris, Mahomet, Watseka and in Vermilion County, Champaign County and throughout east central Illinois.