Fleming Law Office in Central Illinois

John P. Fleming

attorney at law

John P. Fleming has been licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois for thirty (30) years - since 1984. John’s practice is devoted to the defense of litigated claims, both in the trial and appellate courts, including the defense of cases involving personal injury, death, civil rights, defamation, emotional distress, and property damage issues.

John has developed an extensive resume of jury trial verdicts over the length of his career as a defense attorney. The jury verdicts have involved a wide array of litigated matters throughout the counties in Central Illinois.

John’s practice is devoted to the defense of litigated claims, both in the trial and appellate courts. His experience includes the defense of personal injury, wrongful death, civil rights, fire loss, vehicle negligence, product liability, construction liability, trip and fall, premises liability and property damage cases. His work includes defending entities in cases involving roadway design, construction, signage and other safety deficiency claims. He has defended individuals and entities in defamation cases. John has handled and tried various cases to verdict involving sports injuries and accidents - representing baseball stadium owners, golf courses, hockey players, bicycle path operators, race track injuries, and cases involving gymnasium equipment. He has represented parties in numerous cases involving the work of emergency responders, ambulance, fire, police and EMT personnel. A significant portion of his work has been devoted to the defense of municipalities, police officers, and firefighters.

John has tried in excess of 100 civil jury trials to verdict in the various counties throughout Central Illinois.  Further, many cases are addressed prior to verdict by way of a summary judgment motion, and John’s record includes resolution of hundreds of cases by means of summary judgment entered in favor of the defendant at the early stage of the litigation.

John also has a focus in probing special investigations into various medical billing practices utilized by medical providers. These cases include numerous specialties.  Many of these investigations is to determine explore the methods which are utilized by certain medical providers that can result in an increase, unbundling, or application of multiple charges with separate CPT codes. Always, the issue is the proper determination of “reasonable” medical charges, within the local community in regions in the State of Illinois.

John has written and spoken extensively to defense groups, including attorneys, insurance carriers, and third party administrators in the industry on topics including:  evidence, reasonable damage elements, immunities for municipal entities and their defenses, as well as vehicle and homeowners’ defense issues.

John’s practice also includes handling cases through the Appellate Courts in Illinois as well as in front of the Illinois Supreme Court. John has handled appeals in the Second, Third, and Fourth Appellate Districts, which has included legal research, the preparation of briefs, and arguing cases before the Appellate Courts. John has appeared in and argued several landmark cases in front of the Illinois Supreme Court located in Springfield, Illinois.  John’s appellate work has also included practice before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in the Federal Court System. 

Bar Admissions/Licensures

  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Courts - Central District and Northern District of Illinois
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals


  • University of Illinois School of Law, Champaign, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor (1984 - Dean's List)
  • Millikin University, Decatur, Illinois
    • B.A., magnum cum laude (1981)


  • Master of the Bench, American Inns of Court
  • Past-Chair, Municipal Law Committee, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Frequent lecturer – Peoria County Bar Association, Illinois Municipal League, Insurance Defense Seminars, Numerous Illinois Insurance Companies and Third Party Administrators (TPA)

Focus Practice Areas

  • General Civil Defense
  • Insurance Coverage Disputes
  • Bad Faith & Section 155 Claims
  • Complex Injury Claims
  • Premises Liability
  • Nursing Home Defense
  • Automobile Accident Liability
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death
  • Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Claims
  • Municipal Liability
  • Dog Bite / Animal Control Act & Animals Running At Large
  • Liquor Liability
  • Sports Injuries and Sport Liability Claims
  • Appellate Work
  • Federal Civil Practice
  • Civil Rights Claims – Defense
  • Police Officer Liability

John P. Fleming

Tel. 309.676.7657


Litigation Success

McLean County – Dismissal – Dog Bite

John Fleming represented a police chief and police department, in this case where a dog, previously reported to be vicious, bit a man on the arm and...

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Tel.  309.676.7657

416 Main Street Ste 300
Peoria, IL 61602

Practice Areas Include

Alternative Dispute Resolution



Appellate Work

Assault & Battery

Automobile Accident Liability

Bad Faith & Section 155 Claims

Civil Rights Claims – Defense

Complex Injury

Contractor Liability

Declaratory Judgments

Diminution in Value

Dog Bite/Animal Control Act & Animals Running At Large

Dram Shop Act

Emotional Distress Claims

Examinations Under Oath (EUO)

Federal Civil Practice

Firefighters & EMT Liability

General Civil Defense

General Trial Practice

Insurance Coverage Disputes

Insurance Defense

Insurance Law


Judicial Settlement Conferences

Jury Specialists

Liquor Liability

Municipal Liability

Municipal Officers


Nursing Home Defense

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Police Officer Liability

Policy Coverage Analysis

Premises Liability

Premises Security Claims

Probate Approvals for Minors and Estates

Products Liability

Professional Liability

Property Damage Cases and Claims

Settlement Review

Sewer Back-up and Overflow Claims

Slip and Fall

Sports Injuries and Sport Liability Claims

Survival Action Claims

Trip and Fall

Uninsured/ Underinsured Motorist Claims

Utilization Review and Evaluation of Medical Billing Practices

Willful & Wanton Claims

Wrongful Death Claims

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