George G. Leynaud

George G. Leynaud

Managing Partner
Location:
Peru, Illinois
Phone:
815-410-4227
Fax:
815-224-4703
Email:

Mr. Leynaud has been advocating the rights of the injured and representing families in the Illinois Valley and surrounding counties for more than 25 years. He practices in personal injury; wrongful death; mediation; uninsured and underinsured motorists; workers' compensation; criminal felony; DUI; traffic; real estate; business litigation; insurance; and medical malpractice.

Mr. Leynaud has served twice as the chair of the ISBA Insurance Law Section Council and the chair of the Tort Section Council. He is a frequent speaker and published author of numerous CLE programs and publications pertaining to personal injury trial practice and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

Areas of Practice

  • Wrongful Death
  • Personal Injury
  • Premises Liability
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorists
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance
  • Criminal Felony
  • DUI
  • Traffic
  • Business Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Zoning Law
  • Land Use
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 95% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediation Training Program, Pepperdine University School of Law, Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, 2005

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1983
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1983

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Marquette University; Bradley University
    • B.S., Administration of Criminal Justice - 1980

Published Works

  • Criminal Justice Newsletter of the ISBA, Vol. 52, No. 5, Case Summaries , May, 2009
  • Understanding Uninsured Motorist Coverage, ISBA Journal, Vol. 97, No. 3, March, 2009
  • So You Want To Be A Personal Injury Lawyer?, ISBA Journal, Vol. 96, No. 10, October, 2008
  • Duty to Defend- No Separate Bodily Injury, The Policy, Illinois State Bar Association, Vol. 50, No. 4 , May, 2006
  • Is an Excluded Driver Really Excluded?, Tort Trends, Illinois State Bar Association, Vol. 38, No. 2, December , 2002

Representative Cases

References

  • Midland Bank, Peru
  • Peru Federal Savings and Loan
  • First State Bank, Peru

Classes/Seminars

  • "Housing Law", Illinois Association of Housing Authorities
  • Coordinator, Moderator, Lecturer: "Back to Basics: Tort Law," "Distribution/Settlement" , ISBA Law Ed Series, January 2010
  • "Law of Experts" Expert Witnesses - A Primer, ISBA Law Ed Series, October 2008
  • "Uninsured and Underinsured" Tort Law Nuts and Bolts, ISBA Law Ed Series, February, 2008
  • Coordinator, Moderator, and Lecturer: "The Necessary Basics, Uninsured & Underinsured Motorist Coverage," "Arbitration of Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims", ISBA Law Ed Series, June 2007
  • Coordinator, Moderator, and Lecturer: "Tort Law, Back to the Basics" , ISBA Law Ed Series, February 2007
  • Coordinator and Moderator: "Insurance Law: Everything You Want to Know and Should Ask", ISBA Law Ed Series, October and November 2006
  • "Hot Topics in Tort" and "Insurance Coverage Issues", ISBA Law Ed Series, May 2006
  • "Anatomy of an Automobile Case" and "Defense of Complicity" , ISBA Law Ed Series, May 2004
  • "Void Provisions of Insurance Policies" , ISBA Law Ed Series, June 2003

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who in American Law, 1991
  • America's Leading Lawyers, 1993, 1993
  • Chicago Lawyer, October 2009, "Top Lawyers in Illinois- Personal Injury Plaintiff Lawyers"
  • Chicago Lawyer, October 2009, "Top Lawyers in Illinois- Workers' Compensation Lawyers"
  • Martindale-Hubbell "Distinguished" Peer Review Rating
  • Leading Lawyers Network Member selected by peers in Criminal Defense Law: DUI, Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors, Personal Injury Law: General, and Workers' Compensation Law, 2011 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association , Capital Counsel Team, Grass Roots Lobbying, Mentor Program
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Insurance Law Section, Secretary (2004-2005), Chair, Section Council (2005-2006), (2015-2016), Ex-Officio (2006-2007), (2016-2017)
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Tort Law Section, Secretary (2007-2008), Vice-Chair (2008-2009), Chair (2009-2010), Current Member
  • 13th Judicial Circuit, Assembly (2001-2007), Election Committee (2004)
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Silver Fellow
  • LaSalle County, Secretary-Treasurer (1984-1986), President-Elect (1986-1987), President (1987-1988), Secretary (1995)
  • District 120, LaSalle-Peru Township High School, Vice President, Board of Education (1995-1997)

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Theta Xi