Family Law, Personal Injury and More: Effective Legal Strategies for Your Claims
Sandy Gallant-Jones is an associate at Schierer & Ritchie, L.L.C, where she focuses her practice on personal injury, criminal defense, family law, and immigration matters. Sandy provides exceptional service for her clients by listening to their individual needs and advocating to obtain the deserved result for each unique client and circumstance.
Areas of Practice
The Results Peoria IL Locals Look For
Sandy takes the time to educate each client on expectations, and the best result that can be obtained under Illinois and Federal law. Sandy is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of Illinois, and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Sandy is a graduate of the Northern Illinois University College of Law, Florida State University, Tallahassee Community College, and the Florida Public Safety Institute. During law school, she was elected as the Seventh Circuit Governor of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division, and she served as host of the ABA’s Law Student Podcast for the Legal Talk Network. Sandy researched and wrote opinions as a summer judicial clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois.
Sandy also worked as a law clerk for the State of Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau, where she drafted legislation for the Illinois General Assembly. In addition, Sandy spent a semester abroad in France, studying Legal Systems of the European Union and French Civil Law through the University of Bordeaux. During her undergraduate studies at Florida State University, Sandy volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate – representing the best interests of abused and neglected children – in the Second Judicial Circuit Court of Florida.
Outside the Courtroom
Before she was an attorney, Sandy worked for nearly 14 years as a television news anchor and meteorologist at WEEK-TV, News 25. During that time, viewers counted on her to deliver critical information during severe weather events. She was awarded the Seal of Approval by the American Meteorological Society. In 2007, Sandy was recognized by Peoria Magazine as a “40 Leader Under 40.” She is a past board member for The Center for Prevention of Abuse and Family House in Peoria. Sandy enjoys volunteering for the Boy Scouts of America. She has served as a Cub Scout Den Leader for both her son and daughter, a Troop Committee Member, and as a District Committee Member for the W.D. Boyce Council.
- Northern Illinois University College of Law – J.D.
- Mississippi State University – Certificate in Broadcast Meteorology
- Florida State University – B.S., Major: Communications
- Tallahassee Community College – A.A. with Honors
- Florida Public Safety Institute, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy – Florida Law Enforcement Officer Certification