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Adam Chaddock's practice is entirely devoted to the defense of civil litigation with an emphasis on defending physicians, nurses and hospitals in medical malpractice cases; defending municipalities, retailers, manufacturers and construction companies in all manners of litigation, including premises liability, product liability, defamation and conspiracy, contract disputes, wrongful death and other related actions; and defending transportation and trucking accidents. From the Peoria office, Adam provides litigation defense representation in more than 20 counties throughout central Illinois.
He has extensive trial experience, having successfully taken trials to jury verdict and having participated in approximately 20 trials to verdict. He has successfully briefed and argued matters before the Illinois appellate courts and successfully briefed matters before the Illinois Supreme Court.
Adam has been awarded an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rank based on legal ability and ethical standards. He also been recognized as an Illinois Rising Star and Illinois Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine.
When asked to describe the principles by which he practices, Adam responds, "I love what I do for a living. When people or companies turn to you in a time of need and uncertainty, it is both a great honor and responsibility to assist them in solving their problems. In obtaining the best possible outcome for the client, I think creatively, address the client’s concerns and needs, and provide the best possible value to the client. The reward to the work is not only obtaining a successful outcome for the clients, but also the personal satisfaction of a well-litigated defense and victory over the adversary."
U.S. District Court
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Northern District of Illinois
Year of Birth: 1976
Law School: University of Illinois College of Law, J.D., 2001
Law School Honors/Involvement: Fredrick Green Moot Board; Fredrick Green Moot Court Competition — Chicago Team
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.A., history, 1998
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV® Preeminent
- Top 10 (Ranked #5) Downstate Emerging Lawyer per Emerging Lawyers Magazine, 2016
- Illinois Leading Lawyers, 2017
- Illinois Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
- Emerging Lawyers, 2015-2016
- Selected as a Top Rated Lawyer in Construction Law based on AV® Rating, 2014
- Illinois Rising Stars Lists, 2008-2010 and 2012-2013
Published Legal Writing:
"Notice of a Dangerous Condition," TORIMA News, Summer 2014
"Accountant Liability to Third Parties in Illinois," Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association, Vol. 38, No. 5, 2003
"HIPPA Regulations Effective in 2013 and the Practical Effect of the Changes upon Hospitals," IRMS/IPT Downstate Hospital Risk Managers and Quality Control Officers, Spring 2013
Being a Defensive Road Commissioner," 32nd Annual Spring Seminar, East Central Illinois Highway Commissioners Association, Spring 2013
"Products Liability," CLE Civil Litigation Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, Spring 2012
"Premises Liability," CLE Civil Litigation Seminar, Peoria County Bar Association, Spring 2010
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo, with offices in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois, provides dedicated, experienced counsel and litigation for individual and corporate clients. Its mission is to provide quality counsel and aggressive representation to clients in an ethical and civil manner. The firm solves legal issues when they arise, and helps its clients avoid situations that may become problems. The firm provides a wide breadth of defense and litigation services with particular emphasis on healthcare law, medical malpractice, workers' compensation, products liability, and personal injury, as well as commercial litigation and business law.
Handling business and commercial matters, insurance law, and litigation defense matters ranging from personal injury to civil rights defense, our lawyers take special pride in their ability to meet clients' needs, resolve issues, and work for the best possible outcome.