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A full service law firm, our experienced attorneys at BRE Law take great pride in serving individuals, businesses, and municipalities throughout Central Illinois. Utilizing the work ethic and character forged by small town beginnings, our lawyers have achieved exceptional results for clients on both a local level and on a national scale. Our attorneys regularly handle legal issues ranging from simple to complex litigation, transactional matters, and criminal defense. If you desire an attorney and counselor that will provide you with personalized attention to guide you through your legal issue, please contact us to schedule a free consultation.

Tel: 217-429-4296

Fax: 217-329-0034

202 South Franklin, 2nd Floor
Decatur, IL 62523
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The partners at Bolen Robinson & Ellis are very excited to announce that on June 19, 2017, Nrupa Patel joined the BRE Law team as a partner. Nrupa is an experienced litigator, and will primarily practice family law and criminal defense.

The partners at Bolen Robinson & Ellis are pleased to announce their association with the Sullivan law firm of Wood & Mayberry. The partners at Wood & Mayberry are superior attorneys with a strong commitment to providing quality legal services in Sullivan and Moultrie Country. We believe this association will enhance and expand the legal services now offered at BRE Law.

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Our devoted and fervent personal injury attorneys have a successful track record of protecting the rights of injured individuals.


Before and after charges are filed, we protect the rights of individuals in Central Illinois.


We strive to help our clients on the path to a positive resolution of their divorce or family matter.


Our firm litigates class action cases throughout the country, and our vigorous advocacy has helped our clients recover millions.


Our Decatur lawyers provide a full range of corporate services, and serve as corporate counsel for small and large businesses in Decatur and throughout Central Illinois.


More than just wills and trusts—we provide you with practical plans and recommendations to preserve your assets.


BRE Law attorneys are Decatur’s legal resource for real estate transactions, contracts and dispute resolution.


Our debt collection attorneys address your collection challenges in an efficient manner to obtain and collect judgments.

Case Updates and Blog Posts

The BRE Law team recently enjoyed a wonderful afternoon on Lake Decatur. This trip reminded us of water safety, and inspired this post about water safety tips. If you enjoy getting out on the water like we do, these 5 water safety tips may help you or your loved one avoid an injury.

Illinois recently changed how child support is calculated. The new Income Shares Model for determining Illinois child support may affect you or your child. Please click here to read more, or contact BRE Law’s experienced family law attorneys to discuss this new formula.

A Kansas Jury recently awarded Kansas corn growers nearly $218,000,000 in the Syngenta corn class action lawsuit. Chris Ellis is on the executive committee of the litigation, and the entire team at BRE Law has assisted lead counsel throughout the duration of the litigation to ensure that American farmers cover lost profits.

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be stressful. Our experienced personal injury lawyers are here to help, and can help guide you to a successful resolution of your personal injury claim.

Motor vehicle accidents are scary. If you are involved in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, this general advice include steps that you can take to help protect yourself.

The class action lawyers at BRE Law are often asked what a class action lawsuit is. Generally, a class action lawsuit normally occurs when a plaintiff, sometimes called a “class representative,” sues a defendant on behalf of a large group of others (“the class”). After the case is filed, courts determine whether the action should…

BRE Law Partner Christopher Ellis recently argued in front of the Illinois Fourth District Court of Appeals on behalf of a major firm client: a local hospital. The Appellate Court agreed with Chris’s arguments, holding that a hospital may assert a lien under the Health Care Services Lien Act, 770 ILCS 23/1 et seq., against…

Over the last couple of years, corn producers across the United States sued Syngenta. Those lawsuits alleged that Syngenta’s premature and irresponsible commercialization and misrepresentations related to the sale of corn seed containing genetic traits MIR 162 (sold as Agrisure Viptera) and Event 5307 (sold as Agrisure Duracade) caused all corn producers who priced U.S….

Ashley Energy Class Action A proposed settlement has received preliminary approval in the Ashley Energy class action lawsuit. The class action lawsuit alleged that Defendants (1) committed common law fraud by fraudulently completing, or causing to be completed, monthly statements of expenses incurred in the oil projects; (2) breached their duty of good faith and…

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