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   3Thomas J. Penn Jr.Peoria(309) 674-9332thomaspenn@thomaspenn.comthomaspenn@thomaspenn.comLaw Offices of Thomas J. Penn, Jr.pennthomasj.jpgCriminal Defense Law: DUICriminal Defense Law: Felonies & MisdemeanorsCriminal Defense Law: White Collar
Thomas J. Penn
Law Offices of Thomas J. Penn, Jr.
416 Main St Ste 300
Peoria IL 61602-1141
Ph.(309) 674-9332 Fx.(309) 674-0401
Recommended by peers in:
Criminal Defense Law: DUI
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors
Criminal Defense Law: White Collar
Advisory Board Member
County:  Peoria
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Penn represents individuals charged with criminal felonies and misdemeanors, as well as serious quasi-criminal charges including traffic matters. He has practiced law throughout the Midwest, including representation of clients in states neighboring Illinois; he has maintained primary office in Peoria, Illinois for 47 years, also maintaining a Chicago, Illinois office since 1980.

Mr. Penn is a trial lawyer whose experience in the courtroom and experience with settlement negotiations dates back to 1967. In 1970, he became a part-time assistant public cefender in Peoria County handling primarily felony cases. In 1973, he was appointed chief public defender for Peoria County, a part-time commitment that ended in 2014. Mr. Penn has maintained his private criminal defense practice uninterrupted since 1967. His extensive and varied trial experience, as the same pertains to his work as chief public defender and further as the same pertains to his longstanding private criminal practice, make him uniquely qualified to represent criminal defense clients in a wide array of matters. Since 1969, he has also practiced extensively in the federal system, primarily in the United States District Court, Central District of Illinois. His practice is solely in the area of criminal representation.

Bar Admissions:  

Hourly Rate:  
Varies depending on case. Mr. Penn does not charge a fee for a consultation. He will further respond on a 24-hour basis for emergency consultations re criminal defense matters.

Year of Birth:  1943

Law School:  University of Illinois College of Law,J.D., 1967
Undergraduate School:  Bradley University, Peoria

Employment History:  
Associate, McConnell, Kennedy, McConnell & Morris (now Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius & Cerulo), 1967-1969

Assistant state's attorney, Peoria County, 1969-1970

Part-time assistant public defender, Peoria County, 1970-1973

Chief part-time public defender, Peoria, 1973-2014

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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