Jerry A. Tuffentsamer

Top rated Family Law attorney in Peoria, Illinois

Tuffentsamer Law Firm
Jerry A. Tuffentsamer
Tuffentsamer Law Firm

Practice Areas: Family Law, Personal Injury, Workers' Compensation; view more

Licensed in Illinois since: 2011

Education: Southern Illinois University School of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021
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Tuffentsamer Law Firm

1022 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61606 Visit website


The Tuffentsamer Law Firm is a law firm in Peoria, Illinois, founded by attorney Jerry A. Tuffentsamer. Mr. Tuffentsamer practices family law, personal injury and workers’ compensation, serving clients throughout western Illinois. He is committed to providing high-quality yet affordable legal service to Illinois residents, maintaining close, personal relationships with his clients and putting their interests first.

Mr. Tuffentsamer earned a bachelor’s degree in paralegal studies with a pre-law specialization from Southern Illinois University. He received his law degree from Southern Illinois University School of Law. In addition to his law school classes, he belonged to the Southern Illinois University School of Law mock trial team and the Student Bar Association. He received scholarships including the Fairy B. Neal Scholarship and the Al A. Chesser Scholarship.

A licensed attorney since 2011, Mr. Tuffentsamer is admitted before all Illinois state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Before founding The Tuffentsamer Law Firm, he worked as an associate attorney at a litigation firm in Marion, Illinois. He gained experience in various areas of law including civil rights, criminal, employment, family, municipal, personal injury and property.

Mr. Tuffentsamer is originally from Manito, Illinois. Before becoming an attorney, he was employed as a construction laborer with the Laborers International Union of North America, Local 231. In this role, he spent several years working for a commercial concrete and masonry company.

Practice areas

Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Workers' Compensation: Claimant

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Animal Bites, Assault, Brain Injury, Child Support, Construction Accident, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Dram Shop Laws, Father's Rights, Juvenile Law, Marital Property, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Name Change, Paternity, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Toxic Mold, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 60% Family Law
  • 20% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20% Workers' Compensation: Claimant

First Admitted: 2011, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

  • CALI Awards: Lawyering Skills, Trial Advocacy, and Business Organizations, Southern Illinois University School of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, 2012
  • The State of Illinois
  • Member, Peoria County Bar Association, 2013
  • Member, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Student Bar Association, Class Representative, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • Member, Illinois State Bar Association, 2013
  • Trial Team Member, Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, 2011
Educational Background:
  • Southern Illinois University, Bachelors of Science, Major: Paralegal Studies, 4-year ABA approved program, Pre-law specialization, May 2008, 2008
  • Midwest Central High School, 1999
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Examines the legal implications on shareholder expectations following the federal government's involvement in corporate bailouts during 2007/2008 financial crises, Uncle Sam To Corporate America: I Want To Buy You, 2010
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Licensed to practice by the Illinois Bar, 2011
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Peoria County Bar Association-Pro Bono, 2013

Office location for Jerry A. Tuffentsamer

1022 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, IL 61606

Phone: 866-453-5918


3 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2021

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