Jonathan LA Phillips is an intellectual property, collection, and small business attorney with a general civil practice. He now practices as a shareholder at Peoria, Illinois Law Firm Shay Kepple Phillips, Ltd.
Jonathan L.A. Phillips is a Peoria area native, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from Bradley University and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University College of Law. In addition, while at DePaul Law, Jonathan earned a certificate in Intellectual Property Law – Patents.*
Prior to attending law school, Jonathan worked at the National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research, commonly known to the people of Central Illinois as the “Ag Lab,” as a Physical Science Technician.
Prior to practicing under his own license, Mr. Phillips practiced, under a Supreme Court Rule 711 license for the DePaul University Technology and Intellectual Property Clinic. He helped aspiring inventors and business owners with their patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues, something he still does. At the same time, Mr. Phillips was a law clerk for various law firms in the Chicagoland area. His work included assisting on condominium, townhome and homeowner association collections, general corporate law and litigation, and medical malpractice matters.
Illinois State Bar Association, with membership in its Young Lawyers Division.
Peoria County Bar Association with committee memberships in: Young Lawyers Committee, serving as Networking Subcommittee Chair and Mentoring Committee Vice-Chair; Mentoring Committee; and Communications and Technology Committee.
State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois
Geographical Area Covered:
The counties of Bureau, Cass, Champaign, DeWitt, Ford, Fulton, Henry, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schyler, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford.
Cities and towns in the area include: Peoria, East Peoria, Pekin, Bloomington, Normal, Champaign, Urbana, Galesburg, Knoxville, Monmouth, Havana, Decatur, Springfield, Canton, Rock Island, Moline, Macomb, Lewistown, Lincoln, Clinton, Pontiac, Henry, LaSalle, Peru, and Streator.
*Certificates and specializations are not recognized in the State of Illinois. Nor should the earning of a certificate necessarily impute a greater degree of skill in a particular area.