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Serving Metro East, Illinois, Since 2002

Luke A. Behme

Luke A. Behme

Location:
New Baden, Illinois
Phone:
618-588-3020
Email:

Luke Behme grew up in Carlinville, Illinois surrounded by small businesses including his mother's accounting firm and his grandfather's farm. He has seen first hand the issues that self-employed and small business owners encounter in the planning stages and the day to day operations of their businesses. Growing up, he was an active member of both 4-H and FFA where he received his American FFA Degree.

At UIUC, he was an active member and officer in organizations such as ACES Student Advancement Committee, ACES Global Ambassadors, and ACES Student Counsel. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences and received a Minor in International Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.

While at St. Louis University School of Law, he was involved in the SLU Law Ambassadors program and the SLU Law Mentors program. He received a Certificate in International Law along with concentrations in Taxation/Estate Planning and Business Transactions.

While in law school, he interned with the office of the Illinois Attorney General and primarily worked on business compliance and administrative law issues. He also clerked at a small boutique law firm where he gained litigation experience.

Since being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Mr. Behme has practiced throughout Southern Illinois in the areas of family law and general civil litigation.  He has also had a substantial appellate practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning
  • Business Law
  • Family Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Municipal Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Court approved Guardian ad Litem
  • Court approved Family Law Mediator

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2008

Education

  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Certificate in International Law
    • Honors: SLU Law Ambassadors program
    • Honors: SLU Law Mentors program
    • Major: Taxation/Estate Planning and Business Transactions
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
    • B.S.
    • Honors: ACES Student Advancement Committee, Active member
    • Honors: ACES Global Ambassadors, Active member
    • Honors: ACES Student Counsel, Active member
    • Major: Animal Sciences
    • Minor: International Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Published Works

  • Janette Lohman, et. al. "Advance Rulings (Part 1)", JMT, January, 2008
  • Janette Lohman, et. al. "Advance Rulings (Part 2)", JMT, February, 2008
  • Janette Lohman, et. al. "Advance Rulings (Part 3)", JMT, March/April, 2008
  • Janette Lohman, et. al. "Advance Rulings (Part 4)", JMT, May, 2008

Classes/Seminars

  • Judicial Notice - January 2017, ISBA Family Law Table Clinics
  • Preserving your Record and Offers of Proof - January 2017, ISBA Family Law Table Clinics
  • Impeachment - January 2017, ISBA Family Law Table Clinics
  • Drugs & Fitness to Parent - March 2017, ISBA Family Law Table Clinics
  • Defense of Serious Endangerment - March 2017, ISBA Family Law Table Clinics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar Association, Planning Committee for Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute - Member 2017-Present
  • 4-H, Active member
  • FFA, Active member

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Illinois Attorney General , Intern

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mascoutah Rotary Club

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