Jim LeFante

Jim LeFante is the owner and founder of LeFante Law Offices, P.C., in Peoria, Illinois and concentrates in personal injury law and criminal defense. Jim graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1996 and is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois (since 1996), the State of New York (since 1998), the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit. Prior to moving to Peoria in 2001, Jim represented clients in Chicago and its suburbs, New York City and Long Island.


Jim Lefante and his team represent injured persons and their families in a wide range of personal injury cases, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall and premises liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, product liability, workers’ compensation, nursing home negligence, and dog bite injuries. In fact, before he opened his own personal injury law office, Jim represented some of the same insurance companies he goes up against today when he was a defense attorney for a major Fortune 100 law firm.

Jim Lefante is also a criminal defense attorney, representing clients accused of DUI, drug charges, traffic violations, violent crimes, weapons charges, theft and a wide range of other misdemeanors and felonies.

Jim strongly believes in continuing legal education for the benefit of his clients and attends numerous educational seminars every year. He holds memberships in the Illinois State Bar Association, Peoria County Bar Association, Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the National College for DUI Defense.

Recognized as an expert in his field, Jim has earned “Rising Star” status in medical malpractice and personal injury law by the highly respected Super Lawyers rating company.



Location: Peoria, Illinois

Phone: 309-999-1111

Fax: 309-999-1110

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Areas of Practice:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents — Plaintiff
  • Personal Injury — Plaintiff
  • Products Liability Law
  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1996
  • New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 2011


  • John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois
    • J.D. – 1996
  • Western Illinois University
    • B.A. – 1992
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense