James R. Carter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Peoria, IL

Carter Law Offices
 | 416 Main St., Suite 529, Peoria, IL 61602
Phone: 309-673-3517
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1978
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%)
Attorney Profile

Through his law firm, Carter Law Offices, in Peoria, Illinois, attorney James R. Carter focuses exclusively on protecting the rights and entitlements of his clients throughout Central Illinois. With over 35 years of trial and appellate experience involving civil litigation matters, he possesses an extensive amount of knowledge and resources he uses to provide effective representation to those facing legal challenges as a result of any of the following:

·         Plaintiff personal injury claims involving motor vehicle accidents, defective products and other tortious claims

·         Catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death claims

·         Medical and legal malpractice claims

·         Asbestos and silica exposure as well as other toxic exposure torts

·         Commercial litigation arising from corporate dissolution and securities-related claims

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 1975, Mr. Carter attended The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1978. That same year, the Illinois State Bar Association admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fully dedicated to his practice, Mr. Carter remains active in many professional legal organizations, including the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Peoria County Bar Association, among several others. Additionally, he is a master in The Abraham Lincoln American Inn of Court, and conducts lectures on a variety of legal topics for various legal associations.

Devoted to his community as well as his practice, Mr. Carter volunteers his time and services for organizations such as Peoria's St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he served as legal counsel to that organization's executive committee. He is also active in his local performing arts community, supporting The Penguin Project and the Corn Stock Theater.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (60%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other

Personal Injury - General (40%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death

Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death


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Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2020

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About James Carter

Admitted: 1978, Illinois

Professional Webpage: http://www.jcarterlaw.com/attorney-profile/


  • Named a "Leading Lawyer"
  • Designated a Super Lawyer in the State of Illinois

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit, 1984
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Abraham Lincoln Inn, Master
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois, 1981
  • American Association of Justice, Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1985

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Midwest Affiliate, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria, Executive Committee, Legal Counsel
  • Penguin Project
  • Easter Seals Clinic
  • Cornstock Theater, Ad Hoc Building Committee, Board
  • Ducks Unlimited, Life Sponsor

Educational Background:

  • Indiana University, B.A., 1975
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Office Location for James R. Carter

416 Main St., Suite 529
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309-673-3517

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Last Updated: 10/14/2019

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