Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps

Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps

Lawyers with a history of working for resolutions

Firm Overview

The law firm of Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps has had a common partner since the 1920s. We have established ourselves as a respected, experienced law firm with a shining record of excellent client service. We are one of the longest-standing law firms in Southern Illinois. Our longevity in the legal community is evidence of our outstanding legal representation and satisfied clients.

We receive many referrals from law firms and clients, which is a testament to our competence. In addition to expertly serving businesses throughout southern Illinois, our attorneys have opened our doors to personal injury claims from individuals.

What you can expect from our law firm:
Our law firm has endured through generations because of our seasoned courtroom and negotiation skills and our individualized attention to each case. We offer clients a compassionate ear in our office, a dedicated work ethic to their cases, and a history of success both at the negotiation table and in the courtroom. For specific examples of our success, please visit our Verdicts and Settlements page.

Noted and respected in the legal community:
Our hard work and shining track record is well known in southern Illinois. Our partners are Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell. Both Donald Ferrell and retired partner Charles Jelliffe have earned the prestigious AV-Rating, the highest rating in ethics and legal ability offered.
Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps has been named in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for years. While we are known for excellence in many legal areas, our law firm focuses on representing employers and insurance carriers in-
-Insurance defense
-Workers compensation defense

We also, when a conflict of interest is not present, represent individuals in personal injury claims in the Marion area, the Carbondale area, and throughout southern Illinois.

Vast trial experience benefits people and corporations in southern Illinois:
Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps is dedicated to helping those injured in southern Illinois. Located in Harrisburg, our lawyers represent individuals and businesses in following counties:
-Harrisburg
-Marion
-Carbondale
-Anna
-Elizabethtown
-Benton
-West Frankfurt
-Mount Vernon
-McLeansboro
-Vienna
-Springfield
-Golconda
-Shawneetown
-Murphysboro
-Carmi

Our law firm's reach extends to companies outside of southern Illinois. Our attorneys provide reliable local counsel to corporations with legal matters in the following counties:
-Saline County
-Franklin County
-Williamson County
-Jackson County
-Gallatin County
-Hardin County
-Pope County
-Johnson County
-Union County
-Alexander County
-Pulaski County
-Massac County
Main Office
Main Office
108 East Walnut Street
Harrisburg  IL  62946
Phone
  • 618-253-7153
Fax
  • 618-252-1843
Websites
Personal Injury
Southern Illinois' source for injury law representation
If you are injured due to someone else's carelessness or wrongdoing, you may be able to sue for compensation.

Why you need an experienced personal injury attorney:
If you suffered an injury at the hands of someone else, you deserve compensation. Injuries can cost a lot more than you expect, and retaining a knowledgeable injury attorney can help you get the money you need to cover expenses that result from your accident:
-Medical bills
-Rehabilitation costs
-Physical therapy
-Prescriptions
-Lost wages
-Loss of future earning potential
-Funeral costs (if the injury was fatal)

Comprehensive practice to meet your needs:
Since the firm's founding in the 1920s, Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps attorneys have become adept at handling virtually all types of personal injury claims:
-Automobile accident
-Trucking accident
-18-wheeler wrecks
-Motorcycle crashes
-Other motor vehicle collisions
-Construction accidents
-Wrongful death
-Head and spinal injuries
-Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
-Slip and fall
-Whiplash
-Seatbelt injury
-Medical malpractice
-Premises liability
-On-the-job accidents
-Products liability
-Defective items

Representing Marion, IL residents' best interests:
Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps is dedicated to helping those injured in southern Illinois, including the greater Marion area as well as the following counties:
-Saline County
-Franklin County
-Williamson County
-Jackson County
-Gallatin County
-Hardin County
-Pope County
-Johnson County
-Union County
-Alexander County
-Pulaski County
-Massac County
Workers Compensation
When your reputation is at stake, go with experience
When your reputation is at stake, go with experience
Litigious claims by workers can get in the way of your business and tarnish your company's reputation. Our lawyers efficiently handle these claims, always with your company's best interests in mind. Our negotiation and trial experience in workers comp defense claims covers a wide range of cases:
-Industrial accident litigation defense
-Work injury defense
-Repetitive stress syndrome claims
-Occupational illness claim defense
-Premises liability defense
-Personal injury defense
-Products liability defense
-Heavy equipment injury defense

Our attorneys keep your interests in mind:
Our lawyers represent insured companies, self-insured businesses, and insurance carriers in any workman's comp dispute. Every step of the way and with your interest first in mind, we make sure your business receives optimal protection.

Based in southern Illinois, Jelliffe, Ferrell, Doerge & Phelps frequently represents businesses and insurance companies in the metro-east area of southern Illinois, including the following areas of St. Clair County and Madison County:
-Collinsville
-Belleville
-East St. Louis
-Edwardsville
-Alton
-Dorsey

Donald V. Ferrell

Member

AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Civil jury trial
-Insurance contract construction
-Employment law
-Civil rights litigation

Michal Doerge

Member

BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Practice areas:
-Insurance law
-Personal injury
-Workers compensation
-Civil litigation
-Real estate development
-Construction law

Kelly R. Phelps

Member

CV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Civil litigation
-Civil trial practice
-Workers compensation
-Insurance defense

Charles R. Jelliffe

Retired Partner

AV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Mr. Jelliffe provided a great deal of legal expertise to our law firm in the many years he practiced law. He was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1953. He received both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Illinois, in 1949 and 1951, respectively. He was a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, and his stellar legal reputation lives on in our firm.

D. Brian Smith

Associate

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers compensation
-School law
-Civil practice
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