Sorling Northrup Attorneys at Law
  • SPRINGFIELD
  • PEORIA
  • CHICAGO

Peggy J. Ryan

Sorling Northrup Law Offices
Springfield

1 North Old State Capitol Plaza
Suite 200
P.O. Box 5131
Springfield, IL 62705

Phone 217.544.1144
Fax 217.522.3173

Peoria

401 S.W. Water Street
Suite 301
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone 309.674.1144
Fax 309.671.4368

Chicago

22 West Washington Street
Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60602

Phone 312.854.7963
Fax 312.854.8001

Peggy J. Ryan
Education

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
- B.A. in Journalism, 1984
Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL
- J.D., 1990

Bar
Admissions

Illinois
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court

Practice
Areas

Family Law

Biography

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Email

pjryan@sorlinglaw.com

Peggy J. Ryan joined Sorling Northrup in 1990 after graduation from law school. Ms. Ryan concentrates her practice in the areas of divorce, post-divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, grandparents' rights, parentage, antenuptial agreements, domestic violence, guardianship, and probate proceedings. Ms. Ryan practices in courts throughout Central Illinois and has argued a number of cases before the Fourth District Appellate Court of Illinois.

During law school at Southern Illinois University, Ms. Ryan was Notes and Comments editor of the Southern Illinois University Law Journal and published two articles: "The Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel: A Criminal Defendant's Right to Counsel of Choice v. the Courts' Interest in Conflict Free Representation;" and "The Status of Civil Liability when Child Protection Workers Fail to do Their Jobs." Ms. Ryan's article dealing with child protection workers won her law school's award for best student article.

Ms. Ryan is a member of the American, Illinois State and Sangamon County Bar Associations. She is also a member of the Lincoln-Douglas Inns of Court and is a fellow of the Illinois Bar Foundation. In 2005, Ms. Ryan was appointed as a member of the Fourth District Committee on Character and Fitness, and was also appointed to serve on a screening committee for selection of judges in the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Illinois. Ms. Ryan has presented at a number of seminars addressing family law issues.

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