Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

Peoria’s Proven Legal Specialists for Civil Litigation and Defense

Whether you are looking to defend against civil claims or wish to file a claim of your own, you can count on the legal professionals at Rochford and Associates. Our team has managed all areas of civil litigation, be it personal injury, medical malpractice, defective products, business litigation, construction litigation, dram shop, or otherwise. Rochford and Associates has extensive experience representing both individuals and companies in complex litigation lawsuits. No one deserves to pay for the consequence of another individual’s or party’s actions. Thus, Rochford and Associates works diligently to provide our civil suit clients with the legal support and counsel they require.

What is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation is a wide-reaching practice that covers non-criminal legal cases where monetary damages are pursued for the physical, mental or financial harm of one party due to another party’s actions. Rochford and Associates’ civil litigation attorneys can represent the defendants or plaintiffs in various civil suits. Our law firm employs legal professionals with specialties in all areas of civil litigation to provide as applicable representation as possible. Of the practice areas that fall under civil litigation, our attorneys for Peoria IL have experience with:

How Can We Help?

As civil litigators, Rochford and Associates’ attorneys take on numerous roles. Our team can assist from the outset and provide clients with legal representation if a case progresses to court. Some of what your civil law attorney for Peoria will provide include:

  • Case Evaluation – We sit down with our clients to discuss the details of a case. During an initial case evaluation, we will establish the facts and lay out potential ways forward in implementing or defending a civil suit. If we can take on your case, we will discuss how representation will work and take the first steps toward preparing your suit or defense.
  • Suit Resolution – If there is a possibility of resolving your case out of court, our attorneys will make every effort to do so. Resolution can involve processes such as mediation, arbitration, conciliation, etc. Additionally, if enough evidence and testimony are already bolstering a case, we can seek a settlement out of court.
  • Trial – If an agreement on resolution cannot be met outside of court, a case will proceed to trial. In preparation for your court date, Rochford and Associates will build your case using evidence and testimony gathered supporting your side of a dispute. We will always aim to get you the best possible results based on our available resources and the circumstances surrounding your case.
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Call Rochford and Associates Today

If you or someone you love is contending with serious harm or injury due to the actions of others, you have a right to pursue civil litigation. To learn more about Rochford and Associates attorneys and how we can assist with your case, call today at 309-637-5322 for a consultation. We are located at 101 SW Adams St, No 700, Peoria, IL 61602.

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