3. The Prior Law Firm, P.C.
- 14 years in business
- Serves Bloomington, IL
"Former Elected State's Attorney
Experienced. Educated. Meticulous. Driven. Compassionate.
There is a reason so many people in and around Bloomington turn to The Prior Law Firm, P.C. to handle their criminal matters. Our attorneys understand Illinois criminal law inside and out, and they know who to talk to get things done and help your case.
John Prior. With over 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Prior has handled many types of criminal cases. Even better, he has seen those cases from both sides of the aisle.
Before opening The Prior Law Firm in 2004, Mr. Prior worked for the State’s Attorney’s Office in a variety of capacities over the years. He began as a brief writer for the Appellate Prosecutor’s office, then served as an Assistant State’s Attorney, and finally was the elected State’s Attorney for Henderson County.
Why should this matter to you? Because working in these positions required him to build cases designed to get people convicted. He learned how to be a prosecutor. As a defense attorney, he now uses that very knowledge to anticipate what prosecutors are going to do and plan ahead to poke holes in their stories and cast doubt about his clients’ guilt.
Kerry Bradford. Want to make sure no evidence is missed? That every legal option is explored? Area native Kerry Bradford’s dogged, studious approach to the law is matched only by her passionate desire to help people and protect their rights.
On the one hand, it is how she got placed on the Dean’s List and made honor roll every single semester in law school. It is how she graduated cum laude, received Certificate of Merit awards, and studied abroad at Oxford University in England. On the other, it is why she went to Ecuador with the International Student Volunteers in college, building and maintaining community buildings, teaching kids, and working to restore the environment.
As a criminal lawyer, she is able to marry these two parts of her personality and put them to work battling to ensure every single one of her clients gets the best possible resolution.
With awards and recognition from The National Trial Lawyers, the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, and the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, Attorney John Prior is certainly doing something right, and you can see it in the results his firm obtains for his clients.
Due to the positive outcomes he has been able to achieve handling DUIs, felonies, and all kinds of other Illinois criminal charges, Prior has received quite a bit of recognition from a wide variety of legal institutions, including being Lead Counsel rated, having both the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys name him to their 10 Best in Client Satisfaction list two years in a row (2016 and 2017), and appearing on the National Trial Lawyers list of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
Above all, John Prior believes in the right for everyone to receive the strongest possible defense and have their rights protected while going through the criminal justice system. When your life and future are on the line, you want to make sure you have the best possible advocate in your corner.
Mr. Prior not only possesses the knowledge and experience in Illinois criminal law that you need, he will treat your case like the priority that it is. He will give you his full attention and commitment until your situation is resolved to the best of his abilities."