40+ Years Experience | Experienced Civil Litigators

Martindale-Hubbell - Preeminent Rating for over 20 years

Harvey Behme
& Associates, P.C.

2029 Broadway
Mount Vernon, IL 62864
Phone: 618-244-9544
Fax: 618-244-9344
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Morris Lane Harvey


Senior Principal

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

Morris Lane Harvey was recommended by his peers to be named a Leading Illinois Attorney in the area of family law.  Few than 8% of Illinois attorneys have this distinction.  Mr. Harvey has also been designated as a "Super Lawyer” in Illinois, an award extended to only 5% of the lawyers in the state.  In addition, he has achieved the status of "Lawyer of Distinction” and is a fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

Mr. Harvey has served as chairman of the Family Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association for the year 2016-2017.  In addition, he has lectured and written extensively on a wide variety of topics related to all facets of Illinois family law and has been recognized for his excellence in doing so.

Areas of Practice
Morris Lane Harvey is a 20 plus year recipient of the
AV Preeminent Martindale - Hubbell award for Ethical and Legal Ability.
He has an Overall Peer Rating of 5.0 out of 5.0

  • Family Law
  • Litigation & Appeals
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Commercial Litigation
Litigation Percentage

    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Bar Admissions
  • Illinois, 1975
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1979
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1994

    University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky

        J.D. - 1974
    Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
        B.S. - 1972
        Major: Speech - Political Science

Representative Cases
  • Inland Steel Coal Co. v. Industrial Commission, 81 Ill.2d 61; 405 N.E.2d 781; 39 Ill.Dec. 802 (Illinois 1980)
  • Meeker v. Beeson, 76 Ill.App.3d 940; 395 N.E.2d 698; 32 Ill.Dec. 468 (Ill.App. 5 Dist. 1979)
  • Venturi, Inc. v. Austin Co., 681 F.Supp. 584 (S.D. Ill. 1988)
  • Bell v. Lincoln Elec. Co., 258 Ill.App3d 842; 630 N.E.2d 514 (Ill. App. 5 Dist. 1994)
  • Hileman v. Maze, 367 F.3d 694
  • Feltmeier v. Feltmeier, 207 Ill.2d 263, 798 N.E.2d 75, 278 Ill. Dec. 228
Honors and Awards
  • Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Leading American Attorney (Family Law)
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers AV Rating
    • The AV Preeminent Rating  is the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process that is managed and monitored by Martindale-Hubbell.
  • Super Lawyer
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • ISBA Family Law Section Council, Chairman 2016-2017
  • Rotary International District 6510 Governor 2014-2015
Past Employment Positions
    Harvey Fyie & Hawkins (and predecessors), Partner, 1977 - 1985

    Delta Theta Phi

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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