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H. Wayne Statham

H. Wayne Statham

Founding Member

Mr. Statham is a founding member of the firm and focuses his practice in the areas of family law, real estate transactions, collections, municipal law, civil and criminal trial and appellate practice.

Mr. Statham was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1960. Prior to entering private practice, he served as an Assistant State’s Attorney with the Knox County State’s Attorney’s office from 1986 to 1988.

Mr. Statham’s family law practice includes the areas of divorce, post-divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, parentage, pre-marital agreements, domestic violence, guardianship and adoption. He is a certified mediator for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Illinois, providing both court-appointed and private mediation services.

Mr. Statham’s real estate practice encompasses both residential and commercial transactions. The practice includes advising clients involved in the purchase, sale and lease of all types of real estate, including residential, farm and commercial properties.  Mr. Statham is a top-issuing member agent for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.; and, he is a member of the American Land Title Association.

The collections practice includes commercial collections, foreclosure, replevin and creditors’ rights in bankruptcy. Mr. Statham’s clients include financial institutions, healthcare providers, small businesses and landlords. He is also available to serve as local counsel in all phases of the collection process.

Mr. Statham represents numerous local government entities, including villages, towns, fire protection districts, library districts and townships.

With over 30 years of experience in the field of criminal law, Mr. Statham is available to represent clients with criminal charges pending in either state or federal court. His trial experience includes serving as lead counsel in three homicide trials.

Mr. Statham received a Peer Review Rating of BV® Distinguished from Martindale-Hubbell.

Mr. Statham practices in courts throughout central Illinois and has argued cases before both the Third District Appellate Court of Illinois and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Education

Illinois State University, Normal, IL. (B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1982) University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL. (J.D., 1986)

Bar Admission

Illinois; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations and Memberships

Illinois State Bar Association; Knox County Bar Association; Illinois State Creditor’s Bar Association; American Land Title Association

Email Address       stathamw@galesburglaw.com

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