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Jon D. McLaughlin

Office: (309) 319-6206
​Cell: (309) 433-5034
Skype: jmclaug2 

Blog: McLeanCountyDivorce

I was born in California, grew up in Utah, and have lived in Oklahoma, Indiana, England, and Illinois. I studied philosophy and ancient greek at Oklahoma State University. I attended law school at the University of Illinois. I was an Associate Editor of a journal published by the university. Also during this time.


I have worked for law firms in Tulsa and Indianapolis. I have also worked for the Honorable Joe McDade (a Federal Judge, sitting in Peoria).

I try to limit my practice, as much as I can, to family law matters. This includes divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, fathers rights, mediation, and other matters. 
I have had much success in getting my clients solid results because of my firm and aggressive approach.

I am a court appointed Guardian ad Litem. I am also a Mediator, approved by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Illinois.

I have been appointed to serve, by the President of the State Bar, as a Member of the Child Law Section Council for the Illinois State Bar Association (2012/2013 and 2013/2014). 

The majority of my cases are tried in Bloomington (McLean County); however, I also practice in other surrounding counties, such as Livingston, DeWitt, Peoria, and Logan. I fight for my clients, and have been successful in protecting what is important to them at both the Trial and the Appellate levels.

Associations and Memberships:

McLean County Bar Association (Treasurer, 2009-2010);

ABC Counseling (Board of Directors, 2009-2011);

Illinois State Bar Association.


Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employee Manuals, 44 Lab. & Emp. L. (Ill. Bar Assoc., Springfield, Illinois), December 2006.

Extinguishing Pension Plans by Partial Termination & Aggregation, U. Ill. J. Bus. L. Soc’y (Feb. 1, 2007).

What Relevance Does The ADA Have To HIPAA-Regulated “Bona Fide Wellness Programs”?, U. Ill. J. Bus. L. Soc’y (Feb. 10, 2007).

Damages in Delayed Construction Claims, 36 Colo. Law. 17 (March 2007).

Disciplining Attorneys and Other FSLA-Exempt Employees for Attendance Problems, Ill. Bar J. (Nov. 2007).

Using Altman's Z-Score to Synchronize the Watches of Courts, Directors, Creditors, and Shareholders, 31 Hamline L. Rev (August 2008).

Asked and Answered: Will I Lose my Stepchildren?, Ill. Bar J. (Jan. 2009).

Filing for Divorce Before Residing in the State for 90 Days, Family Law, (Volume 54, No. 3, December 2010).

Retroactivity of Child Support, 26 Child Law (Ill. Bar Assoc., SPringfiled, Illinois), August 2013.


Surviving Divorce: Financial Implications, Money Smart Week (Illinois) (Bloomington, Illinois, April 8 and 9, 2008);

Will Your Loved Ones Be Left Out, Financial and Legal Challenges Faced by the LGBT Community (Bloomington, Illinois, September 25 and 27, 2008);

Illinois Civil Unions and Dissolutions (State Farm, Bloomington, Illinois August 4, 2011);

Law Panelist--MUSE Undergraduate Literature Conference at Illinois Wesleyan University (October 6, 2012).

I am married and have three energetic and beautiful children.

Michelle N. Schneiderheinze

Office: (309) 533-7340
​Cell: (309) 39704696


Michelle Schneiderheinze is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) and worked as a chemist for several years before attending law school.

In law school, Michelle received the CALI Award for achieving the highest grade in her first year property class. She was an associate editor for The University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy and President of the Myra Bradwell Association of Woman Law Students. She also participated in moot court competitions.


After graduating from law school, Michelle spent several years as a law clerk for the Honorable Joe B. McDade, United States District Court Judge, Central District of Illinois. During her tenure as a law clerk, she drafted orders and memorandum for the court and provided general litigation support to the court and litigants.  She also assisted court appointed monitors in Johnson v. Board of Education Champaign Community Unit School District #4, Case No. 00-CV-1349 (C.D. Ill.), a school desegregation case.

Michelle also worked as a staff attorney for the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals drafting memorandum and opinions for federal appellate court judges in a variety of civil and criminal law matters.

Most recently, Michelle spent several years with a Central Illinois law firm gaining additional experience in foreclosure defense, debt negotiation, commercial litigation, corporate transactions, intellectual property, estate planning, municipal representation, and special education.  In this position, Michelle also provided general legal assistance to families with special needs children.

​Michelle is admitted to practice in Illinois, the Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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