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Harvey Behme
& Associates, P.C.

2029 Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-244-9544
Fax: 618-244-9344
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Luke A. BehmeLuke Behme, Principal Attorney at Harvey Behme & Associates, P.C.

Principal

Location: Mount Vernon, Illinois
Phone: 618-244-9544
Email: lbehme@mlh-law.net

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.

Mr. Behme is a court approved mediator focusing upon custody, visitation and other family law related matters. He works with individuals to help resolve issues arising during an initial determination of custody or visitation as well as disputes that may arise after a parenting agreement or order is put into effect. Mr. Behme is also a certified Guardian ad Litem and Child Representative.
 
Mr. Behme is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He has previously served as a member of the ISBA Assembly. He has also been a presenter on a variety of topics related to family law and civil practice for ISBA continuing legal education seminars. Lastly, Mr. Behme serves as a member of the ISBA Solo/Small Firm Practice Institute Planning Committee.

Areas of Practice  
  • Family Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate and Construction Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mediation & Appellate Representation
  • Guardian ad Litem and Child Representation
  • Corporate Representation
  • Municipality Representation
Litigation Percentage

50% Family Law, 25% other litigation, 10% appellate practice, 10% corporate and municipal representation, 5% mediation and child representation

Bar Admissions
  

Illinois, 2008

Education

    Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
             J.D.
             Honors: Certificate in International Law
             Major: Taxation/Estate Planning and Business Transactions

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois

             B.S.
             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
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Past Assembly Member, Solo/Small Firm Practice Institute Planning Committee, CLE Presenter)
  • Jefferson County Bar Association
  • Court approved mediator and certified Guardian ad Litem for the Second Judicial Circuit and Washington County in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
  


The Harvey Behme Law Office is located in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and serves clients southern Illinois practicing primarily in the First, Second and Fourth Judicial Circuits.
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