Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps

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Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps

Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps

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Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice and Products Liability.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

Firm Overview

The law firm of Jelliffe, 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 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.

At Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps our practice includes personal injury, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, divorce, and family law. Located in Harrisburg, our lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout southern Illinois. For more information on our areas of practice, please contact us at 618-253-7153.

Main Office

Main Office
108 East Walnut Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Phone

(618) 253-7153

Fax

(618) 252-1843

Fees
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

.

Office Information
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, with extended hours by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

At Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps we are dedicated to helping our clients through life's challenges with compassion and skill.

We chose Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Divorce and Family law as areas to practice in because of our attorney's skills and passion for helping our clients. The attorneys at Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps are experienced, professional and dedicated to our clients.

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Michal Doerge

Partner

BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM
Michal was born and raised in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, along with his 6 brothers and sisters. Michal attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He majored in political science, and minored in both psychology and business administration. Michal graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1984. While attending law school, Michal held various jobs including work as a graduate research assistant for one of the distinguished law professors and as a law student attorney for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. Additionally, he interned in the Perry County States Attorney's Office.

After graduating from law school, Michal worked briefly in Springfield, IL as a lobbyist and agency liaison for the Illinois Education Association during the year of education reform in Illinois. During this time, he drafted a portion of the legislation that was passed into law . Before returning to Southern Illinois to practice law, Michal worked with a small law firm in Springfield with an emphasis in both general practice and personal injury trial practice. Michal returned to Southern Illinois in 1988, where he has worked with the Jelliffe law firm since that time. He started as an associate trial attorney and eventually became a partner. Michal has prosecuted and defended personal injury, products liability, premises liability, trucking and automobile accident cases and other tort related cases in every Southern Illinois county. Michal and one of his partners recovered one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the history of Williamson County. Michal is admitted to practice before the Southern District Court of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. Michal was also in the first class of approved certified mediators for the First Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

Michal's wife, Julie, is a program manager for the Department of Defense. Between the two of them, they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren (1 more on the way). Outside of work, Michal is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, running and kayaking. Michal has completed over 20 half marathons and 1 marathon. With his passion for sports, Michal served on a board and coached for local youth athletics over a 10 year period. Michal also enjoys working in his 3 acre vineyard, where he makes his own estate wine. Michal and Julie live in an old family farm house. They enjoy their country living with their gardens, pets and gently rolling hills.


Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Michal Doerge

Partner

BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM
Michal was born and raised in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, along with his 6 brothers and sisters. Michal attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He majored in political science, and minored in both psychology and business administration. Michal graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1984. While attending law school, Michal held various jobs including work as a graduate research assistant for one of the distinguished law professors and as a law student attorney for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. Additionally, he interned in the Perry County States Attorney's Office.

After graduating from law school, Michal worked briefly in Springfield, IL as a lobbyist and agency liaison for the Illinois Education Association during the year of education reform in Illinois. During this time, he drafted a portion of the legislation that was passed into law . Before returning to Southern Illinois to practice law, Michal worked with a small law firm in Springfield with an emphasis in both general practice and personal injury trial practice. Michal returned to Southern Illinois in 1988, where he has worked with the Jelliffe law firm since that time. He started as an associate trial attorney and eventually became a partner. Michal has prosecuted and defended personal injury, products liability, premises liability, trucking and automobile accident cases and other tort related cases in every Southern Illinois county. Michal and one of his partners recovered one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the history of Williamson County. Michal is admitted to practice before the Southern District Court of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. Michal was also in the first class of approved certified mediators for the First Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

Michal's wife, Julie, is a program manager for the Department of Defense. Between the two of them, they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren (1 more on the way). Outside of work, Michal is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, running and kayaking. Michal has completed over 20 half marathons and 1 marathon. With his passion for sports, Michal served on a board and coached for local youth athletics over a 10 year period. Michal also enjoys working in his 3 acre vineyard, where he makes his own estate wine. Michal and Julie live in an old family farm house. They enjoy their country living with their gardens, pets and gently rolling hills.


Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Kelly R. Phelps

Partner

CV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Kelly is a life long resident of Southern Illinois. He was born and raised in Eldorado, Illinois. After graduating from Eldorado High School, he continued his post-secondary education at Southeastern Illinois College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kelly enrolled in law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated in 1995 with his law degree.

Kelly started trying jury trials soon after obtaining his law degree. He began his practice at a law firm in Marion, Illinois, sharpening his trial skills and focusing his practice on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. In 2002, Kelly moved his practice to his home county, Saline County, Illinois. He joined this firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2008.

In the two decades that Kelly has practiced law, he has focused his efforts on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Although he has both prosecuted and defended cases, he is most drawn to the cases where he represents the underdog. He has often taken cases that other attorneys have rejected and through hard work, tenacity and perseverance, achieved successful results. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in State and Federal courts throughout Illinois, including Cook County. He has argued cases before the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court. He has tried over 200 workers' compensation cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

Kelly is married and has 2 children and 5 dogs. When he is not trying cases, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, and hanging out with his family and friends. Kelly teaches Sunday School at the church his younger brother pastors.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Kelly R. Phelps

Partner

CV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Kelly is a life long resident of Southern Illinois. He was born and raised in Eldorado, Illinois. After graduating from Eldorado High School, he continued his post-secondary education at Southeastern Illinois College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kelly enrolled in law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated in 1995 with his law degree.

Kelly started trying jury trials soon after obtaining his law degree. He began his practice at a law firm in Marion, Illinois, sharpening his trial skills and focusing his practice on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. In 2002, Kelly moved his practice to his home county, Saline County, Illinois. He joined this firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2008.

In the two decades that Kelly has practiced law, he has focused his efforts on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Although he has both prosecuted and defended cases, he is most drawn to the cases where he represents the underdog. He has often taken cases that other attorneys have rejected and through hard work, tenacity and perseverance, achieved successful results. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in State and Federal courts throughout Illinois, including Cook County. He has argued cases before the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court. He has tried over 200 workers' compensation cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

Kelly is married and has 2 children and 5 dogs. When he is not trying cases, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, and hanging out with his family and friends. Kelly teaches Sunday School at the church his younger brother pastors.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Charles R. Jelliffe

Deceased 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.

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Charles R. Jelliffe

Deceased 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.

Firm Overview

The law firm of Jelliffe, 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 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.

At Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps our practice includes personal injury, worker's compensation, medical malpractice, divorce, and family law. Located in Harrisburg, our lawyers represent individuals and businesses throughout southern Illinois. For more information on our areas of practice, please contact us at 618-253-7153.

Main Office

Main Office
108 East Walnut Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946

Phone

(618) 253-7153

Fax

(618) 252-1843

Fees
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

.

Office Information
Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, with extended hours by appointment

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

At Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps we are dedicated to helping our clients through life's challenges with compassion and skill.

We chose Personal Injury, Worker's Compensation, Medical Malpractice, Divorce and Family law as areas to practice in because of our attorney's skills and passion for helping our clients. The attorneys at Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps are experienced, professional and dedicated to our clients.

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Michal Doerge

Partner

BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM
Michal was born and raised in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, along with his 6 brothers and sisters. Michal attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He majored in political science, and minored in both psychology and business administration. Michal graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1984. While attending law school, Michal held various jobs including work as a graduate research assistant for one of the distinguished law professors and as a law student attorney for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. Additionally, he interned in the Perry County States Attorney's Office.

After graduating from law school, Michal worked briefly in Springfield, IL as a lobbyist and agency liaison for the Illinois Education Association during the year of education reform in Illinois. During this time, he drafted a portion of the legislation that was passed into law . Before returning to Southern Illinois to practice law, Michal worked with a small law firm in Springfield with an emphasis in both general practice and personal injury trial practice. Michal returned to Southern Illinois in 1988, where he has worked with the Jelliffe law firm since that time. He started as an associate trial attorney and eventually became a partner. Michal has prosecuted and defended personal injury, products liability, premises liability, trucking and automobile accident cases and other tort related cases in every Southern Illinois county. Michal and one of his partners recovered one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the history of Williamson County. Michal is admitted to practice before the Southern District Court of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. Michal was also in the first class of approved certified mediators for the First Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

Michal's wife, Julie, is a program manager for the Department of Defense. Between the two of them, they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren (1 more on the way). Outside of work, Michal is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, running and kayaking. Michal has completed over 20 half marathons and 1 marathon. With his passion for sports, Michal served on a board and coached for local youth athletics over a 10 year period. Michal also enjoys working in his 3 acre vineyard, where he makes his own estate wine. Michal and Julie live in an old family farm house. They enjoy their country living with their gardens, pets and gently rolling hills.


Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Michal Doerge

Partner

BV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM
Michal was born and raised in Harrisburg, Saline County, Illinois, along with his 6 brothers and sisters. Michal attended Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1981. He majored in political science, and minored in both psychology and business administration. Michal graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1984. While attending law school, Michal held various jobs including work as a graduate research assistant for one of the distinguished law professors and as a law student attorney for Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. Additionally, he interned in the Perry County States Attorney's Office.

After graduating from law school, Michal worked briefly in Springfield, IL as a lobbyist and agency liaison for the Illinois Education Association during the year of education reform in Illinois. During this time, he drafted a portion of the legislation that was passed into law . Before returning to Southern Illinois to practice law, Michal worked with a small law firm in Springfield with an emphasis in both general practice and personal injury trial practice. Michal returned to Southern Illinois in 1988, where he has worked with the Jelliffe law firm since that time. He started as an associate trial attorney and eventually became a partner. Michal has prosecuted and defended personal injury, products liability, premises liability, trucking and automobile accident cases and other tort related cases in every Southern Illinois county. Michal and one of his partners recovered one of the largest personal injury jury verdicts in the history of Williamson County. Michal is admitted to practice before the Southern District Court of Illinois, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the US Supreme Court. Michal was also in the first class of approved certified mediators for the First Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois.

Michal's wife, Julie, is a program manager for the Department of Defense. Between the two of them, they have 7 children and 4 grandchildren (1 more on the way). Outside of work, Michal is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, running and kayaking. Michal has completed over 20 half marathons and 1 marathon. With his passion for sports, Michal served on a board and coached for local youth athletics over a 10 year period. Michal also enjoys working in his 3 acre vineyard, where he makes his own estate wine. Michal and Julie live in an old family farm house. They enjoy their country living with their gardens, pets and gently rolling hills.


Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Kelly R. Phelps

Partner

CV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Kelly is a life long resident of Southern Illinois. He was born and raised in Eldorado, Illinois. After graduating from Eldorado High School, he continued his post-secondary education at Southeastern Illinois College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kelly enrolled in law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated in 1995 with his law degree.

Kelly started trying jury trials soon after obtaining his law degree. He began his practice at a law firm in Marion, Illinois, sharpening his trial skills and focusing his practice on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. In 2002, Kelly moved his practice to his home county, Saline County, Illinois. He joined this firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2008.

In the two decades that Kelly has practiced law, he has focused his efforts on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Although he has both prosecuted and defended cases, he is most drawn to the cases where he represents the underdog. He has often taken cases that other attorneys have rejected and through hard work, tenacity and perseverance, achieved successful results. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in State and Federal courts throughout Illinois, including Cook County. He has argued cases before the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court. He has tried over 200 workers' compensation cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

Kelly is married and has 2 children and 5 dogs. When he is not trying cases, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, and hanging out with his family and friends. Kelly teaches Sunday School at the church his younger brother pastors.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Kelly R. Phelps

Partner

CV Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review RatingSM

Kelly is a life long resident of Southern Illinois. He was born and raised in Eldorado, Illinois. After graduating from Eldorado High School, he continued his post-secondary education at Southeastern Illinois College and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Kelly enrolled in law school at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, Illinois and graduated in 1995 with his law degree.

Kelly started trying jury trials soon after obtaining his law degree. He began his practice at a law firm in Marion, Illinois, sharpening his trial skills and focusing his practice on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. In 2002, Kelly moved his practice to his home county, Saline County, Illinois. He joined this firm in 2005 and became a partner in 2008.

In the two decades that Kelly has practiced law, he has focused his efforts on personal injury and workers' compensation cases. Although he has both prosecuted and defended cases, he is most drawn to the cases where he represents the underdog. He has often taken cases that other attorneys have rejected and through hard work, tenacity and perseverance, achieved successful results. He has tried more than 30 cases to verdict in State and Federal courts throughout Illinois, including Cook County. He has argued cases before the Federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Illinois Appellate Court, and the Illinois Supreme Court. He has tried over 200 workers' compensation cases before the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission.

Kelly is married and has 2 children and 5 dogs. When he is not trying cases, he enjoys traveling, reading, music, and hanging out with his family and friends. Kelly teaches Sunday School at the church his younger brother pastors.

Practice areas:
-Personal injury
-Workers Compensation
-Civil litigation
-Medical Malpractice

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Charles R. Jelliffe

Deceased 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.

Jelliffe, Doerge & Phelps
Charles R. Jelliffe

Deceased 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.

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

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This lawyer is licensed to practice in Illinois and has no record of discipline from the Illinois bar association. *

* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.