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J Reed Roesler

Reed recently retired from the firm to Vail, Colorado with his wife and three sons.  At the end of his career, Reed had over 35 years of experience as a counselor and trial attorney representing companies, partnerships, and majority business owners in federal and state courts throughout the country, and before the long list of government agencies that impose on employers every day.

Reed’s practice was focused on resolving disputes that arose out of employment, partnership, and shareholder relationships, and on defending against the myriad of claims connected with an employer’s workplace. These claims ran the gamut — from charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation — through wage issues and questions of workplace safety — to business protection concerns prompted by union attacks and challenges to non-disclosure, non-competition, and anti-raiding measures.

Reed is a past President of the Peoria County Bar Association, and a past Chair of the Boards serving the Illinois Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation [WTVP], the Center for Prevention of Abuse, and the Manor Vail Condominium Association [Vail, Colorado]. He is a past recipient of the Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governor’s Award and a member of the American Bar Association’s Litigation and Labor & Employment Law Sections. Reed is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa.



  • Colorado State University (B.A., 1976)
  • University of Illinois (J.D., 1979)

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Office Locations

Peoria, IL

401 Main Street., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

J Reed Roesler In the News

Peoria Employment Lawyer Fights to Defend Business

J. Reed Roesler was featured in Leading Lawyers Magazine, a publication that for years has recognized his experience and depth of legal knowledge in the areas of management-side labor and employment law.

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The Employee Right to be Disloyal

J. Reed Roesler published “The Employee Right to be Disloyal” in AAIM/EA Connections Quarterly (Spring 2015)

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Words Matter: Employer Assessments of Employee Mental Health Conditions

J. Reed Roesler published “Words Matter: Employer Assessments of Employee Mental Health Conditions” in AAIM/EA Connections Quarterly (Spring 2014).

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December 18, 2013

Davis & Campbell attorneys will present “Employment Law Overview: A Panel Discussion” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  The format of this session will be a panel discussion to provide attendees with information needed to understand the wide range of federal, state, and local laws that require employers’ consideration.  Topics also will include personnel practices, recordkeeping, and employee-notice requirements.  Contact Reed Roesler for additional information on this session.

August 21, 2013

Reed Roesler will present “Special Employment Issues: Privacy, Defamation, and Company Security” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  Topics will include protecting your company’s reputation and assessing risks associated with employee speech, your legal responsibility for information privacy, dealing with cyberspace (including emails, blogs, tweets, and chat boards), and keeping employees safe by preventing workplace violence.  Contact Reed for more information or to register for the program.

June 2013

Reed Roesler published “If You Can’t Say Something Nice…” in AAIM/EA Connections (June 2013).”

“Office Politics” in AAIM/EA Connections

Reed Roesler published “Office Politics” in AAIM/EA Connections (November 2012).

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Can a Lawsuit Filed Years After the Termination of an Employee Be Timely?

Reed Roesler published “Can a Lawsuit Filed Years After the Termination of an Employee be Timely?” in AAIM/EA Connections (July 2012).

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