Fleming Law Office in Central Illinois

Alternative Dispute Resolution

John Fleming defended a case involving two deaths to firefighters on an active fire scene at a farm property, where a propane tank adjacent to the fire exploded.  The target defendants were the manufacturer and supplier of the propane tank.  John represented the fire chief and fire department for their role in directing the firefighters at the fire scene, near the propane tank.  The propane tank vent was “popping off” ignited gas periodically, prior to the rupture.  The propane tank split, with one large piece traveling in excess of 1,000 feet after the explosion.  The mediation resulted in payments to the families of the two firefighters and a partial reimbursement to John’s client on the workers’ compensation lien.  

John Fleming handled a case where a property developer filed suit against a city, based on a dispute over movement and trucking of soil at a large commercial property development.  At the arbitration, the arbitration panel ruled in favor of the defendant city, ruling no liability and awarding no damages against the city.

Abigail Fleming handled a multi-party mediation for a lawsuit where an intoxicated plaintiff sued for personal injuries (bimalleolar ankle fracture & surgical repairs) sustained from a slip and fall late in the evening hours on residential premises. Abigail represented the tenant and her interests in the mediation.  Plaintiff admittedly consumed alcohol at nearby taverns prior to the incident (The EMT’s reported Plaintiff was so intoxicated that she threw up three times in the ambulance while under their care). Plaintiff claimed her foot caught in an open pipe in an area of mixed grass and gravel along a driveway area near the rear entry way to the tenant’s home.  Landlord-Defendant admitted that he was in charge of maintenance and repairs on the property and that he made repairs on that specific pipe prior to the incident in question.  The multi-party mediation successfully resolved the lawsuit. 


Litigation Success

McLean County – Jury Verdict – Fall from Roof

John Fleming defended a building owner in a case where a roofing worker fell through a clear plastic skylight and suffered multiple fracture injuries...

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Henry County – Water Damage

John Fleming represented the City in a case where water pipes leaked in a building causing interior damage.  The Plaintiff claimed that the city...

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Tel.  309.676.7657
Fax.  309.676.8776

411 Hamilton Boulevard, Suite 1518
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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