Attorneys
Douglas J. March
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Doug was born in Decatur, Illinois, obtained his undergraduate degree in 1968 and his law degree in 1973, both from the University of Illinois. He has practiced law in Macomb for over 35 years, teaches business law at Western Illinois University, and is a frequent presenter at continuing education programs related to tax and retirement planning, corporate governance and ethics.

For over ten years, he has been general counsel for the McDonough County Housing Authority and other not for profit organizations. He has also served on the Illinois State Bar Association Trusts and Estates Section Council.

He represents privately owned and public businesses and organizations, including healthcare providers, and has significant experience in business, financial, tax planning, real estate transactions, and estate and retirement planning.

John D. McMillan
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John was born in Macomb, Illinois, received his undergraduate degree from Knox College in 1972, and obtained his law degree from Stetson University in 1975. John has practiced law in Macomb for over 35 years and is licensed in both Illinois and Florida. He has taught both business law and agricultural law at Western Illinois University.

John has served as general counsel for McDonough Power Cooperative and McDonough Telephone Cooperative, and their subsidiaries, for over 30 years, and is general counsel for the Macomb Airport Authority and several municipalities, townships and fire districts. He also represents several local farm corporations and banking institutions and serves as general counsel for the Colchester State Bank and the State Bank of Industry. John devotes the majority of his time to probate, estate planning, estate tax planning, business planning and real estate transactions for farmers and small business owners. His experience includes business transactions and civil litigation, from tax and probate to real estate disputes, partition and farm liability issues.

John currently serves on the Board of Directors of the State Bank of Industry, the WIU Foundation, and The Legal Committee of the National Telephone Cooperative Association.


Jeff W. DeJoode
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Jeff was born in Des Moines, Iowa, and grew up on a farm, working in his family's agribusiness. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University in 1983 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1989. He is licensed to practice in Illinois and Iowa. He teaches criminal law and procedure to Law Enforcment and Justice Administration students at Western Illinois University.

In general practice in Macomb since 1989, Jeff's fields of practice include, but are not limited to, commercial law, litigation, employment law, appellate law, family law, business law, estate planning, real estate and elder law.

Elizabeth L. Duvall
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Elizabeth was born in Macomb, Illinois, obtained her undergraduate degree from Knox College in 2001 and her law degree from Valparaiso University in 2004. She is licensed to practice in Illinois.

Elizabeth has experience in municipal law, litigation, real estate, estate planning, criminal defense, adoptions, employment law, guardianships, small claims, and landlord/tenant issues.

In the community, Elizabeth serves on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of McDonough County and is a Big Sister volunteer. She volunteers with the Colchester Lion¹s Club and the Altrusa Club of Macomb.

 

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