Jack Daugherty | Attorney at Law

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Jack Daugherty has been practicing law for nearly 20 years.

As a law student, he clerked for the late Judge Paul Riley (a Madison County Circuit Judge and Federal Judge) and for Judge Andreas Matoesian (a Madison County Circuit Judge). Jack began working for the Madison County State’s Attorney’s office under Bill Haine as a third-year law student. While in the State’s Attorney’s office, he took a wide variety of cases to jury trial, ranging from DUI to serious felonies.

After four years as a prosecutor, Jack entered private practice. He has handled almost every type of case imaginable during his two decades of practice.

Jack has successfully defended people charged with serious felonies, handled domestic matters – including adoptions and divorces – and helped people seriously injured recover fair compensation.  He also has considerable Civil Rights litigation experience.

He has substantial experience handling toxic tort matters, specifically cases for asbestos related diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. Jack has recovered millions of dollars for those afflicted with mesothelioma and lung cancer.

Jack has recently expanded his practice to include Wills; Trusts and Estates; Business Law; as well as Municipal and Election matters.

Jack has served as counsel for local township governments, police pension boards and has been a hearing officer for local municipal courts.

There is no such thing as a small case. If something is serious enough to require a lawyer’s assistance, the matter requires the full attention of an attorney you can trust. Jack takes great pride in handling cases promptly, professionally and compassionately. Client’s questions are answered promptly and phone calls are always returned.

Jack lives in Edwardsville, his hometown. He has three children and is active in various civic and public welfare organizations. In his spare time, if he isn’t with his children, he can usually be found riding his bicycle or fishing.