G. Douglas Stephens

G. Douglas Stephens

G. Douglas Stephens was born in Peoria in 1951 and raised on Peoria’s near North Side. He graduated from Spalding Institute in 1969, and worked his way through college and law school as a construction laborer, working out of Peoria Laborer’s Local 165.

Mr. Stephens earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University. After a distinguished law school academic career which included study at the prestigious Oxford University in England, and twice representing his law school in National Moot Court competitions in New York, Mr. Stephens graduated from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago in 1977.

In January 1980, Mr. Stephens founded what is now Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates, P.C., a law firm which has grown to four attorneys and 10 support staff. Since that time, Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates, P.C. has been recognized five times as a winner of the People’s Choice Award recognizing the firm as one of the top 3 law firms in all of central Illinois, and, Mr. Stephens has been recognized as one of the 10 best Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois for client satisfaction.

Mr. Stephens concentrates his practice in personal injury law and represents clients injured in automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death actions, railroad accidents, dog bite cases, nursing home neglect cases and other types of personal injury claims. He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career. To get expert personal injury legal representation, contact Mr. Stephens today at 309-637-LAWS or info@sfmlegal.com.

Educational Background

  • Mr. Stephens earned his law degree from John Marshall Law School in 1977.
  • He gained admittance to the distinguished Gavel Society for scholastic and civic achievements while at John Marshall Law School.
  • In 1976, while in law school, Mr. Stephens studied at the prestigious Oxford University in England.
  • Mr. Stephens twice represented John Marshall Law School in National Moot Court competitions in New York.
  • He obtained his undergraduate degree at Northern Illinois University in 1973.
  • He earned his high school degree at Spalding Institute in 1969.

Professional Memberships and Licensure

  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association
  • Admitted to practice before all Illinois State Courts
  • Admitted to practice before the Federal Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court

Awards and Recognition

  • In 2018, Mr. Stephens was recognized as one of the 10 best Personal Injury Attorneys in Illinois for client satisfaction.
  • Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates, P.C. has been recognized five times as a winner of the People’s Choice Award as one of the top three law firms in all of Central Illinois.
  • In 2018, Stephens Fiddes McGill and Associates, P.C. was recognized as one of the 10 best Law Firms in Illinois for Exceptional and Outstanding Client Service.

Community Background

  • Mr. Stephens worked as a construction laborer for eight years through college and law school as a member of Laborers Local 165 in Peoria.
  • He is an honorary member of UAW Local 974.
  • He is proud to count numerous working men and women who are affiliated with virtually every local union in Central Illinois as clients. This includes clients who are members of UAW Local 974, Laborers Local 165 and Teamsters Local 627, where Mr. Stephens’ late father was a Business Agent and Officer.

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