Ryan, Bennett & Radloff

Ryan, Bennett & Radloff

AV-rated lawyers

Firm Overview

At Ryan, Bennett & Radloff, our attorneys function as a team in which every member plays a valued role. With our more than 50 years of combined experience, we work closely with you to align our creative and strategic solutions to fit your needs. Attorneys Stephen R. Ryan and Michael D. Ryan are well respected among the legal community and have earned AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics.

You owe it to yourself to depend on an attorney who has earned a reputation for resolving difficult criminal and civil trials through experience and hard work. We approach an otherwise stressful situation with a positive frame of mind. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, you will experience the quality and dedication we provide our clients at Ryan, Bennett & Radloff.

Ryan, Bennett & Radloff regularly handles cases in:
-Civil and criminal practice
-Trials in all courts
-Insurance defense law
-Workers compensation
-Negligence
-Corporation
-Child custody and adoption law
-Probate
-Estate planning
-Bankruptcy
-Taxation
-Oil and gas law
-Domestic relations
-Divorce

Emphasizing skill and client service:
Our practice encompasses everything from helping Illinois families formulate and implement their estate planning objectives to mediating divorces involving significant estates and complex child custody issues. We focus on resolving any dispute in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible. And because our lawyers are also members of professional legal associations, we keep informed about the significant issues affecting our areas of practice.
Main Office
Main Office
300 Richmond East, P.O. BOX 629
Mattoon  IL  61938
Phone
  • 217-234-2000
Fax
  • 217-234-2001
Websites
Criminal Defense
An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in Illinois, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Ryan, Bennett & Radloff fight to defend the rights of our clients. We have built our reputation on getting results. We are intimately familiar with all facets of the Illinois criminal justice system, and have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

We represent clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-DWI/DUI/OWI
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Burglary
-Robbery
-Arson
-Rape
-Homicide murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Ryan, Bennett & Radloff can help you get those charges sealed or expunged, or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that we strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Helping businesses and individuals successfully resolve disputes:

When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Ryan, Bennett & Radloff represents Illinois businesses, families and individuals in litigation, arbitration and mediation. We can help you with all types of general civil litigation in state and federal courts, including:
-Business litigation
-Breach of contract
-Property damage
-Personal injury claims
-Insurance claims
-Construction litigation
-Consumer litigation
-Products liability
-Product defects
-Torts

James A. Bennett

Partner

James A. Bennett is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Commercial law
-Bankruptcy
-Real estate law
-Contracts
-Probate

Admitted:
-Kansas, 1965
-Illinois, 1967
-U.S. Tax Court, 1971
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1972

Education:
-Catholic University of America, J.D., 1965
-St. Benedict's College, B.A., 1962

Associations and memberships:
-Coles-Cumberland County Bar Association (President, 1986-1987)
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Commercial Law League of America
-American Bankruptcy Institute

Biographical details:
Internal Revenue Estate Tax Examiner, U.S. Treasury Department, 1965-1967

Born:
Wheaton, Kansas, November 10, 1940
Education
  • Catholic University of America
    Juris Doctorate , 1965

Stephen R. Ryan

Partner

Mr. Ryan is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Family law
-Criminal law
-Civil practice
-Personal injury
-Litigation

Mr. Ryan is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Admitted:
-Illinois, 1974
-Iowa, 1974

Education:
-University of Iowa, J.D., 1974
-Northwestern University and Illinois State University, B.S., 1972

Associations and memberships:
-Coles-Cumberland County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Iowa State Bar Association
-Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
-The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
-National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Born:
Mattoon, Illinois, November 2, 1946
Education
  • University of Iowa
    Juris Doctorate , 1974

Michael D. Ryan

Michael D. Ryan

Partner

Mr. Ryan is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury litigation
-Insurance defense
-Negligence
-Premises liability

Admitted:
Illinois, 1976

Education :
-John Marshall Law School, J.D., with distinction, 1976
-Denison University, A.B., 1973

Associations and memberships:
-Coles-Cumberland County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-Worker's Compensation Lawyers Association
-Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
-Defense Research Institute

Born:
Mattoon, Illinois, December 19, 1950
Education
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate, with distinction , 1976

Michael K. Radloff

Partner

Mr. Radloff is BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury litigation
-Criminal law
-Insurance defense
-Family law
-Insurance

Admitted:
Illinois, 1983

Education:
-University of Illinois, J.D., 1983
-Eastern Illinois University, M.A., 1978
-Eastern Illinois University, B.A., 1977

Associations and memberships:
-Coles-Cumberland County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel

Born:
Charleston, Illinois, October 11, 1954
Education
  • University of Illinois
    Juris Doctorate , 1983
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