J. Steven Beckett
Practice AreasState and Federal Civil and Criminal Litigation and Appeals
ExperienceJ. Steven Beckett is currently "Of Counsel" to our firm, which Steve founded in 1988. Steve has practiced law in Champaign-Urbana since 1973 with a primary focus in litigation and appeals, both criminal and civil. He appeared in the United States Supreme Court on two occasions.
He has appeared in trial and/or appellate courts, state and federal, in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota, and in the 6th, 7th, and 8th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Steve was also a member of the Champaign County Board from 2000 to 2010, and is Director Emeritus of Trial Advocacy at the University of Illinois College of Law.