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Karen Stumpe

Peoria, IL

Joined Firm in 2022

Looking out for the best interest of her clients, Karen explains complex legal and tax situations in a way they understand so they can make informed decisions. 

  • More than 42 years of legal experience in the Peoria area
  • Provides up-to-the-minute Federal and State Tax Research
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Karen Stumpe

Attorney in Peoria, IL

Karen Stumpe has focused her practice on the transactional needs of individuals and their families in the Peoria community for more than 42 years.  Her practice includes estate and retirement planning, business planning and succession, and trust and estate administration.  Skilled in tax law, she provides the firm and its clients with up-to-the-minute Federal and State Tax Research and prepares estate and income tax returns.

Active in the community, Karen serves on numerous boards, including as a member of the UnityPoint Health Central Illinois – Board of Directors. As a healthcare advocate, she firmly believes that there is nothing more important to our community than accessible, high-quality healthcare; and the jobs the healthcare community creates. A native of Alton, Illinois, Karen resides in Peoria with her husband, Scott Bell.



J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

B.B., Western Illinois University, Accounting

Licensure(s) and Admission(s)

State Courts of Illinois

United States Tax Court

Community Involvement

Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Board Member

UnityPoint Health – Central Illinois

Board Member (2007 – current)

Board Chair (2021) & (2011-2012)

UnityPoint Health Clinic, Board Member

Tri-County Urban League, Board Member


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