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   3Richard K. Van EveraRockford(815) 962-6611rvanevera@bslbv.comrvanevera@bslbv.comBarrick Switzer Long Balsley & Van Everawww.bslbv.comwww.bslbv.comvaneverarichardk.jpgCommercial LitigationPersonal Injury Defense Law: GeneralProducts Liability Defense LawPersonal Injury Law: GeneralWorkers' Compensation Defense LawConstruction and worksite injuriesTruck collision injury and wrongful death casesAutomobile collision injury and wrongful death casesPremises liability injury and wrongful death cases
Richard K. Van Everarvanevera@bslbv.com
Barrick Switzer Long Balsley & Van Everahttp://www.bslbv.com
6833 Stalter Dr
Rockford IL 61108-2579
Ph.(815) 962-6611 Fx.(815) 962-0687Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Commercial Litigation    Construction and worksite injuries
Personal Injury Defense Law: General    Truck collision injury and wrongful death cases
Products Liability Defense Law     Automobile collision injury and wrongful death cases
Personal Injury Law: General     Premises liability injury and wrongful death cases
Workers' Compensation Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Winnebago
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Van Evera practices in the field of civil litigation. His areas of concentration and expertise involve the areas of product liability, personal injury, employment discrimination, vehicular collision, premises liability, construction liability, workers' compensation, and insurance coverage issues. His practice is both plaintiffs and defense work at the trial and at the appellate level in state and federal courts.


Hourly Rate:  $201-$250

Date of Birth:  1948

Law School:  Cumberland School of Law, Samford University,J.D., 1978
Undergraduate School:  Coe College, B.A., history, political science, 1970

Employment History:  
1970-1974, U.S. Air Force
August 1978-present, Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP


Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Winnebago County Bar Associates
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Association of Defense Trial Counsel Trial Academy (faculty member)
Defense Research Institute
Winnebago County Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section (chairman 1982)
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America


Community Involvement:  
Belvidere National Bank & Trust - Board of Directors
President, Growth Dimensions for Belvidere and Boone County (public/privage economic development agency)
Chair, Riverfront Development Committee; School Board - Belvidere Community Unit School District #100
Belvidere Community Unit School District Foundation Board; Rockford Area Economic Development Council


Firm Description:  
Barrick, Switzer, Long, Balsley & Van Evera, LLP has served Northern Illinois as a general practice law firm for over 60 years. The law firm is result-oriented, and our partners provide expertise in civil, business and criminal law. Partners and associates of the firm focus their practice on insurance defense, banking, bankruptcy, collections, criminal law, environmental law, personal injury, workers' compensation, domestic relations, estate planning and municipal law. All members of the firm are highly involved in community activities and continuing legal education.


Family:  My wife, Marcy, and I started dating in college in 1968 and were married in 1974. My son, Nikolaus, graduated from Coe College with a BA in 2004. Our daughter, Courtney, graduated from Colorado State University in 2009.1037970
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