Jerrold H. Stocks

Jerrold H Stocks
Fax: 217-425-8892

Jerrold H. Stocks

Partner since 1993
Decatur, Illinois

Jerry Stocks primarily practices civil litigation. He has acted as lead trial counsel in approximately 70 jury trials to verdict throughout Central Illinois. Stocks has represented clients in civil disputes in Macon, Moultrie, Champaign, DeWitt, Logan, McLean, Piatt, Coles, Shelby, Christian, Effingham, Morgan, Peoria, Woodford, Douglas, and Sangamon Counties. Most of his trial experience is for the defense in cases involving personal injury, wrongful death or property damage arising from construction accidents, industrial accidents, motor vehicle accidents, premises liability claims, fire loss – cause and origin, products liability and general liability.

Jerry is a native of Macon County where his family continues to operate the family farm. He has many clients whom he serves in a broad range of issues from business disputes, agricultural issues and estate planning.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1989

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Civil Litigation – Insurance, Products, Construction, Industrial, Motor Vehicle, Premises Liability
  • 20% Business Litigation – Commercial Disputes
  • 5% Local Government – Election Law
  • 2% Agricultural Law – Real Estate
  • 2% Estates

Litigation Percentage

  • 85% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1989
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1996


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
    • J.D. – 1989
  • University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois
    • B.A. – 1986

Representative Clients

  • Available Upon Request

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Republican National Lawyer’s Association, Member, 2008 – Present
  • Macon County Republican Party, Chairman (1998 – 2011)
  • Leading Lawyers Network, Selected by Peers as one of Illinois’ Leading Lawyers, 2009 – Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Farm Owner


  • Sigma Pi