Attorney Tuffentsamer practices in a wide variety of legal matters throughout central Illinois, including personal injury, auto-accidents, workers’ compensation, employment law, labor law, civil rights, DUI, criminal law, real estate, business law, wills, and estates.

A native of central Illinois, Attorney, Jerry A. Tuffentsamer, was raised in the local small community of Manito, Illinois. Prior to attending law school, Jerry worked for several years in the central Illinois as union construction laborer out of the Laborers’ International Union, Local 231. As a union laborer, Jerry worked several years for a local commercial concrete and masonry company.

Jerry received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Paralegal Studies/Pre-law from Southern Illinois University in 2008. Jerry then received his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2011. While in law school, Jerry was a member of the Southern Illinois University School of Law Trial Team that successfully competed in several national trial competitions. In law school, Jerry was also a three year recipient of the Fairy B. Neal Scholarship and a two-time recipient of the Al A. Chesser Scholarship for ethics and scholastic achievement.

Prior to returning to central Illinois and founding the Tuffentsamer Law Firm, Jerry was an associate attorney for the diverse litigation law firm of Armstrong & Green in Marion, Illinois. While at Armstrong & Green, Jerry concentrated in wide variety of legal areas including personal injury, employment, civil rights, family, property, criminal, and municipal law.

Jerry Tuffentsamer

Founder, Attorney at Law


Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
Bachelors of Science, May 2008

  • Paralegal Studies; 4-year ABA approved program.
  • Pre-law specialization

Law School

Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, IL
Juris Doctor, 2011

  • Trial Team Member
  • Student Bar Association, Class Representative.
  • CALI Awards: Lawyering Skills, Trial Advocacy, and Business Organizations.


Bar Admission
The State of Illinois
United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

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