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Attorneys | Peoria IL

Benassi & Benassi, P.C. was founded in 1980 by  A. Lou Benassi and Patricia C. Benassi.  Lou continues to head the firm, focusing on personal injury and family law.  For over 47 years Patricia boldly and successfully championed civil rights and the rights of employees, particularly women, older employees, and minorities.  She retired in 2016, but continues to inspire. 

Fortunately, as a member of Benassi & Benassi, P.C. since 1997, Athena M. Herman practiced closely together with Patricia for nearly 20 years, and has taken up where she left off.  Recognized as a top attorney in Illinois and a premier employment litigator, Athena continues to passionately represent employees.

Benassi & Benassi, P.C. has been handling personal injury, workers' compensation, family law, and employment/labor law cases throughout Illinois for more than 35 years.

We understand that most of our clients turn to us after suffering a physical, financial, or emotional injury. Whether the pain stems from an automobile accident, workplace harassment or discrimination, or family problems, our attorneys have the experience, compassion, and resources to help.

Our firm has successfully resolved a wide range of employment-related injury claims including workers' compensation; sexual harassment; gender, age, race, and disability discrimination; and retaliation, whistleblower and other civil rights claims, including class actions. We have successfully negotiated settlements and litigated cases against some of the largest employers in Central Illinois.

Hiring an attorney is a personal as well as a business decision. At Benassi & Benassi, P.C., we understand that the foundation of any attorney-client relationship is trust. We provide a supportive and respectful environment for people to openly discuss their cases. We then offer honest and trustworthy information regarding the prospects for any case.

We believe that each of our clients deserves the best legal representation we can offer. Therefore, we are selective about the cases we accept. Rather than quickly settling thousands of cases each year, we strive to attain exceptional results in every case we take.

Practice Areas

Workers’ Compensation
Motor Vehicle Accident
Family Law/Dissolution
Personal Injury/Nursing Home Negligence/Medical Malpractice
Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment

Practice Areas

Employment Discrimination
Retaliation claims and Whistleblower in the Workplace
Class Action Lawsuit and Multi-Plaintiff Cases
Civil Rights Litigation
Employment Law