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With 47 years of experience in workers' compensation and personal injury law, Arthur R. Kingery of Kingery Durree Wakeman & O'Donnell, Assoc. is familiar with the personalities of arbitrators, the monetary value of cases, and the many ways of identifying the workplace as the cause of injuries. Using this knowledge as his guide, he helps injured workers to get their medical bills paid and their employment conflicts resolved.
When an injured worker sits down to discuss a case with Mr. Kingery, that person can expect a thorough examination of the issue at hand, as well as a clear explanation of the workers' compensation process and the legal steps involved. Mr. Kingery prides himself on returning clients' calls within 24 hours and on quickly obtaining the necessary medical records to help ensure support from the doctors involved in treating injuries.
Mr. Kingery's thoroughness, diligence, and deep understanding of the law have been recognized by the nation's oldest and most prestigious law directory, Martindale-Hubbell, with whom he holds an AV® Peer Review Rating, the highest rating given for legal ability and ethics. The 60,000 Illinois attorneys listed in Sullivan's Law Directory have named Mr. Kingery a Leading Lawyer, an honor reserved for only the top five percent of attorneys in the state.
Mr. Kingery uses a two-pronged strategy for tackling any workers' compensation case: first, with the help of doctors, he establishes what caused an employee's injuries; secondly, he evaluates the type and severity of the injuries and how the case is likely to be viewed by the arbitrator assigned to it. In a climate in which regulations of the workplace are ever-changing, Mr. Kingery helps employees to navigate the perils and pitfalls of workers' compensation.
If you have been injured as a result of conditions in your place of work, you can seek the assistance of Mr. Kingery's decades of experience and broad knowledge by contacting Kingery Durree Wakeman & O'Donnell, Assoc. at (309) 676-3612.
Notable Cases and Results:
- Represents clients in workers' compensation claims before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission, Circuit Courts, Appellate Courts, and Illinois Supreme Court, 1969-present
- Represents clients in Personal Injury claims, for both the plaintiff and defense, 1969-present
- General practice of law, 1969-present
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1966
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1969
U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
Date of Birth: 1942
Law School: University of Illinois, J.D., 1966
Undergraduate School: University of Illinois, B.S., 1963
United States Army, Armor, Captain, 1967-1969
Law Offices of Robert C. Strodel, associate, Peoria, 1967-1969
Law Offices of Strodel and Kingery, partner, Peoria, 1971-1979
Strodel Kingery & Durree, partner, Peoria, 1979-1992
Kingery Durree Wakeman & Ryan, Assoc., managing partner, Peoria, 1992-2010
Kingery Durree Wakeman & O'Donnell, Assoc., managing partner, Peoria, 2010-present
Arbitration and Mediation:
American Arbitration Association
Better Business Bureau
Sole plaintiff, defense and neutral arbitrator in personal injury cases
Mediator in personal injury cases
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association
American Association for Justice
Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Greater Peoria Claims Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Martindale Hubbell AV® Peer Review Rating
- Bar Register of Preeminent® Lawyers
- Leading Lawyers Member selected by peers in Personal Injury Law: General and Workers' Compensation Law
Published Legal Writing:
"Basic Rights and Remedies" in Workers' Compensation, Lorman Education Services
"Arising Out of and in the Course of Employment," Lorman Education Services
In addition to serving as an expert witness in workers' compensation cases and legal malpractice cases, Mr. Kingery has given lectures for the following organizations:
People's Law School on Workers' Compensation
State Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Peoria County Bar Continuing Legal Education Seminars
Lorman Workers' Compensation in Illinois Annual Seminars
Kingery Durree Wakeman & O'Donnell, Assoc., located in Peoria, Illinois, serves clients throughout all of Illinois. We are a civil litigation firm with practice areas including personal injury, wrongful death, worker’s compensation, medical and professional malpractice, family law, products liability, insurance coverage, business and contractual law, school law (including special education issues), probate and fiduciary duty, appellate practice, and general practice.
Kingery Durree Wakeman & O'Donnell, Assoc. is included in the Martindale-Hubbel Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. The firm is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Illinois, as well as the Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. The firm handles appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the Federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.