Seth Uphoff

Practice Groups:

Aviation & Airports

Casualty/Tort Litigation

Trucking

Governmental

Office Locations:

Peoria, IL

Phone: 309.676.0400

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Education

  • Juris Doctor (cum laude), Creighton University School of Law, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science-Political Science & History (magna cum laude), Eureka College, 2003

Year Joined Firm

2016

 

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Seth Uphoff (Of Counsel)

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Seth is a member of the firm’s Casualty/Tort Litigation, Trucking, and Governmental Practices. He is an experienced attorney with 10 years of trial experience on both the criminal and civil sides.

Immediately prior to joining Heyl Royster, Seth served as the State’s Attorney for Livingston County where he was the lead prosecutor and chief legal counsel for Livingston County and its County Board. In his role as lead prosecutor, he was in charge of approximately 350 felony, 525 misdemeanor and more than 4,000 traffic cases per year. As chief legal counsel to the County and the County Board, he represented county officials in civil suits, prepared ordinances and resolutions, reviewed contracts and intergovernmental agreements, and coordinated responses to FOIA requests and ADA, EEOC, and Illinois Human Rights Department claims.

From 2006 to 2012, Seth served in a number of roles for the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s office, including as an Administrative Prosecutor and Felony Assistant State’s Attorney.

Seth received his Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, from Eureka College in 2003 and his J.D., cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law in 2006.

Professional Associations

  • Transportation Lawyers Association
    • 2017 Chicago Regional Seminar & Bootcamp attendee
  • Defense Research Institute

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois