Quinn Johnston Expands its Team

Quinn Johnston Expands its Team

The team at Quinn Johnston is growing to better serve clients in Peoria, Springfield and across Illinois. Please click on the photos below to learn more about each of our featured attorneys.  

Mitch Gilfillan, Partner
Mitch Gilfillan 
Quinn Johnston proudly announces Mitch Gilfillan as its newest partner. Mitch's practices law in several areas: civil litigation defense, corporations and transactions, family law, estate planning and sports agency management. His clients range from insurance companies and business owners to individuals in the Peoria area with their personal, legal concerns. Drawing on his past experience as an NCAA Division I basketball player and coach, Mitch also lends legal advice to collegiate coaches and athletic directors.  
Mitch's successes and enthusiasm for his law practice have not gone unnoticed: the Law Bulletin Publishing Company has named him an "Illinois Emerging Lawyer," and for his pro bono work the Peoria County Bar Association named him their 2017 Peoria County Young Lawyer of the Year.

Mitch is committed to giving back to his community and his profession: he serves on multiple boards including the Pediatric Resource Center, Children's Hospital of Illinois, Peoria Friendship House and Peoria County Bar Association. He also assists with the St. Philomena's Men's Club, IHSA March Madness Volunteer Committee and helps to organize the Strides for Justice 5K Race to benefit Prairie State Legal Services. He is an active member with the Peoria County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations.

Attorneys Welcomed in Peoria and Springfield 
The firm welcomes J. Matthew Thompson as a partner and Matthew Warner as an associate attorney to its Peoria offices, and Betsy Wirth as an associate attorney to its Springfield offices.

Matt Thompson 
J. Matthew Thompson, of Morton, has more than a decade of experience in medical malpractice defense and healthcare litigation, earning the distinction of being named an Illinois Emerging Lawyer and Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Illinois Defense Counsel Quarterly and serves on the Illinois Cancer Care Young Leaders' Board.

Matt Warner 
Matthew Warner, of Morton, will focus his practice in the litigation practice group. An honors graduate, De Paul University School of Law, he previously served as an Assistant Peoria County State's Attorney, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases, trying multiple cases to verdict.

Betsy Wirth 
Betsy Wirth, of Springfield, has 10 years' experience both defending personal injury lawsuits and handling family law matters. She has earned the distinction of the AVVO Rating Excellent and being named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo has built a reputation as a leading provider of comprehensive legal services. The firm advocates on behalf of its clients ranging from private individuals to large business entities. With 23 lawyers in offices in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois, the firm represents clients with a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to, transactional law, civil litigation and healthcare. Learn more at www.quinnjohnston.com 


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