Federal Law

Federal Law

Avoid Federal Law Complications with the Help of an Attorney

While laws at the local and state levels are what affect most individuals, specific federal laws are crucial to stay ahead of. Businesses are more likely to encounter federal law when ensuring they comply with all federal rules and regulations. However, individuals also encounter federal law for certain civil matters or some criminal cases. If you’ve found yourself wrapped up in a federal law case in Peoria IL, allow Rochford and Associates to lend a helping hand.

What is Federal Law?

Just as it sounds, federal law is the legal rules and standards established at a federal level. It consists of the U.S. Constitution, federal statutes and regulations, U.S. treaties and federal common law. However, as an Illinois resident, you will most likely never be involved in a case dealing with the Constitution or upper levels of government. Instead, there are federal laws that more directly affect individuals and businesses, which include:

What Can Our Attorneys Do?

Rochford and Associates is not only well versed in Illinois law, but we understand the federal laws most important to our clients in Peoria IL and throughout the state. Our experienced attorneys can assist with federal legal matters involving:

  • Government Agencies/Programs – The legal paperwork required to successfully file for something like bankruptcy or social security can be challenging and time-consuming. Not to mention, if filed incorrectly, your appeals will be quickly rejected. Thus, our attorneys assist with filing all necessary paperwork and can help you deal with government agencies and programs you aren’t familiar with.
  • Business Law – Our lawyers already have experience assisting companies navigate and abide by local and state business laws. Rochford and Associates can also help your business stay up-to-date with federal guidelines, rules and procedures that actively affect your operations.
  • Counsel and Representation – If you have been accused of a federal crime, you require immediate representation from an attorney. While more serious federal crimes involve acts of terrorism or child pornography, additional cases you encounter can encompass copyright issues, discrimination suits, cases of fraud, etc.
An attorney discussing Federal Law with a client in Peoria IL

Call Rochford and Associates

If contending with matters of federal law, Rochford and Associates can provide you with the legal support you need. Allow our team to assist, whether managing government agencies or representing you in court. Learn more about our services by contacting us at 309-637-5322 to request 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.”

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“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!”


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“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!!!”

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“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!”

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“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.”

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