Kingery Durree Wakeman & O’Donnell, Assoc. was founded when Art Kingery joined Bob Strodel to form the firm of Strodel and Kingery, Assoc. in 1969. Ed Durree joined the firm in 1975, and the firm name was changed to Strodel Kingery & Durree, Assoc. Steve Wakeman joined the firm in 1981.
In 1992, the firm name was changed to Kingery Durree Wakeman & O’Donnell, Assoc. Phil ODonnell joined the firm in 1994, becoming a partner in 2008. Chris Sokn joined the firm in 2008.
Kingery Durree Wakeman & O’Donnell, Assoc. concentrates its practice in litigation, for both plaintiff and defense clients. The firm litigates personal injury, wrongful death, and Worker's Compensation matters, as well as medical and legel malpractice, business litigation, products liability, E.R.I.S.A., probate and fiduciary duty, insurance coverage, appellate practice, family law, and general practice.
The firm is admitted to practice before all courts of the State of Illinois, as well as the Federal District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the Federal District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. We handle appeals in the Illinois Appellate Courts, the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the federal Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.