The sooner you seek legal advice and medical treatment, the better for your case.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to effectively and zealously represent clients and all their legal needs while maintaining a high moral and ethical standard in all areas of practice.

Rochford & Associates are dedicated to going the extra mile

Rochford & Associates are dedicated to going the extra mile

Contact us today for a free personal injury consultation!

About Rochford & Associates

Rochford and Associates law firm has been representing and fighting for injury victims across central Illinois for over 35 years. They have successfully recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of their clients for physical, emotional, and financial damages.

Rochford and Associates has the experience and skill to help you fight against big insurance companies and help you recover fair and just compensation, whether you were injured in a car accident, at work, or because of a dangerous property condition. Our lawyers go above and beyond for our clients by ensuring your rights are protected, educating you on the injury process, and negotiating with all interested parties, including lienholders, to ensure you receive the maximum compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to making sure you receive the proper medical care you need and the full financial benefit for all your damages.

We are a general practice law firm with experience in all types of litigation which helps our lawyers better represent your needs no matter the problem. We pride ourselves in giving back to our community through community service, conducting ourselves in a professional manner, and most importantly, always putting the best interest of the client first. Our lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and resources to help you with a motor vehicle accident, wrongful death, slip and fall injury, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, workplace accident, and so much more.

If you, a family member, or loved one have been injured because of the negligence of others, contact Rochford and Associates today for a free consultation.
Call Us Today: 309-637-5322


If you have been Injured

  • DO NOT SIGN ANYTHING without appropriate legal advice.
  • DO NOT GIVE A STATEMENT TO ANYONE without first obtaining appropriate advice. What you SAY is evidence that can be used against you at a later time.
  • DO NOT ACCEPT A SETTLEMENT BASED ON THE CONTENTION THAT THERE IS A “STANDARD FORMULA” FOR YOUR TYPE OF ACCIDENT OR INSURANCE CLAIM. There is no “standard formula” that limits the compensation for an injured person!
  • DO NOT LET FEAR CONTROL YOU – do not let fear of having your case drag out for a long period of time, of not getting a car to drive to and from work or of going to court, rob you of the medical care and financial compensation you are entitled to. (We CAN and WILL show you how to deal with the day-to-day problems that come along with your injury.)
  • DO NOT PRESUME ANYTHING YOU’VE DONE SO FAR IS IRREVERSIBLE. If you are worried that you have made a mistake in handling your case or talking to the insurance company, do NOT let that stop you from obtaining our advice

Let Us Represent You

Jim Rochford
Jim Rochford
  • Managing Partner
Nicholas Rochford
Nicholas Rochford
  • Senior Associate Attorney
Nina Gougis
Nina Gougis
  • Senior Associate Attorney

Trusted in Illinois for Over 35 Years

“The Jim Rochford & Associates law firm was extremely helpful in resolving a very difficult and sensitive situation in a federal lawsuit against a school. Tim Cushing served as the lead attorney, and worked closely with Jim Rochford. Attorney Nick Rochford also provided very valuable counsel. On a personal level, they were responsive and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. They were also patient, always available to answer questions, and provided objective legal advice that I knew I could trust. Their attention to detail and knowledge of laws are unsurpassed. In addition, the firm has highly professional and helpful support staff, including Deb Rochford and Mary Thomas, and a network of specialized experts that they collaborate with to provide comprehensive legal solutions. After working with this law firm, I strongly recommend them to anyone needing an extremely responsive law firm that will work tirelessly to protect their clients’ interests. They are highly respected in the legal community, and I would trust them with any legal situation – personal or business.”

Appreciative Client

“Could not have asked for a better experience! Both the attorneys and staff were extremely professional in the handling of my case. They represented me on my worker’s compensation case that was from a summer job in another state. They helped me get a great settlement and it did not take very long either. I would highly recommend Jim Rochford as an attorney for anyone. One thing that stood out about him was I truly believe he always had my best interest at heart.”

Allie Caruso

“I am somewhat late in writing this but team Rochford went above and beyond my expectations while assisting me with my fathers estate after his passing. We unfortunately had a squatter in his home during covid which we were able to successfully remove with the assistance of Tim Cushing’s letters and the PCPD. They really made us feel like family and at no point did I ever feel they were seeking to take advantage of the situation for profit. I would gladly give 6 stars!”


“I have dealt with this attorney for years and they always take care of me and my family. I highly recommend this company for all injury cases. They go above and beyond. 5 stars.”

Skytece Armstrong

“Jim, Time and Nick are great at what they do. They work well as a team, using each persons strengths to solve your problems. They represent us in all types of business law matters. Highly recommended!!!”

Joseph Walters

“Tim Cushing is an incredible family law attorney. He has worked effortlessly for my children. Jim Rochford and his lovely wife, Deb, have been supportive and are as invested in my children as I am. Even the paralegal, Mary, puts her heart and soul into everything. I cannot stress to you how amazing this Law Firm has been to my little family. If you are in need of an attorney, don’t hesitate to give them a call. They specialize in many different aspects of the law and will put you with an attorney who is a great fit!”

Kate Elliott

“I highly recommend! Nick and Jim were amazing attorney to work with. They kept an open line of communication and I was involved with the case the whole time. They were always available to answer any questions or when I needed an update on where we were at in the process.”

Chad Baker

Knowledge Center – Peoria Injury Law