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Charles (Denne) Knell
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Location:

Peoria, IL

Phone:

Fax:

309-655-1535

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Areas Of Practice

  • Workers' Compensation Defense
  • Trial Litigation for the Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1976

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
    • J.D. - 1975
  • University of Illinois
    • B.A. - 1973
    • Honors: High Honors

Representative Cases

  • McCuen v. Peoria Park District, 643 NE2d 778, 1994, S.Ct., 1994191784
  • Kerker v. Elbert, 634 NE2d 482, 1984, 1994113583
  • Wolland v. Industrial Commission, 434 N.E.2d 1132, 1982, Ill., 1982117620
  • R.A. Cullinan & Sons, Inc. v. Industrial Commission, 549 NE2d 805, 1990, 1990014917
  • Village of Oreana v. Industrial Commission, 289 Ill. App.3d, 682 NE2d 1158, 1997, 1997139890
  • Maskel v. Industrial Commission
  • Blake v. Industrial Commission
  • Stark v. Industrial Commission, 1990026426
  • Cook v. Industrial Commission, 596 NE2d 746, 1992
  • R.A. Cullinan & Sons, Inc. v. Industrial Commission, 575 NE2d 1240, 1991, 1991133209
  • Gallianetti v. Industrial Commission, 2000457480
  • Maxwell v. Industrial Commission, 2003, 3rd District

Classes/Seminars

  • Lecturer, Peoria County Continuing Legal Education Committee
  • Lecturer, Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, Central Illinois RIMS Association
  • Lecturer, Employers Association of Illinois
  • Lecturer, Lorman Education Services
  • Lecturer, National Business Institute, Inc.
  • Lecturer, Workers' Compensation Self-Insured Trust and Illinois School District Agency Property Casualty Programs
  • Lecturer, Council on Education in Management

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Lawyers

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Greater Peoria Claims Association
  • Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Illinois Workers' Compensation Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Rules Committee Illinois Industrial Commission
  • Abraham Lincoln Inns of Court Master
  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate Board of Directors, 1978 to 1990
  • St. Jude Midwest Affiliate, President, 1988 to 1990
  • Bradley University NCCA Division I Academic Integrity Committee, 2001 to 2001
  • Bradley University Chiefs Club
  • Leading Lawyers Network Illinois
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Alpha Tau Omega