411 Hamilton Blvd, Suite 1400, Peoria, Illinois 61602

Michelle Rullman Eggert


(309) 671-3550 phone

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Ms. Eggert practices domestic relations and family law including divorce, parentage, allocation of parental responsibilities and parenting time, child support, relocation and post-decree modifications. She practices primarily in Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford counties. She often serves the court as a Guardian ad litem in Peoria and Tazewell Counties, having undergone significant additional training to become qualified in cases involving minors.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Eggert was employed by the State of Illinois, Office of the Commissioner of Savings and Residential Finance (now the Office of Banks and Real Estate) as Assistant General Counsel. In her time with the State, Ms. Eggert gained a wealth of experience both civil and administrative, in the areas of financial regulation and administrative law. Ms. Eggert concentrated her practice on the regulation of mortgage bankers and brokers, and participated in extensive efforts to draft amendatory and enabling legislation. Following her time at the OCSRF, Ms. Eggert worked with a Chicago “gold coast” real estate developer and for BancTrust as Vice President of mortgage lending. She spent several years raising her two children, and considers them her most significant accomplishments.

Areas of Practice

  • Mass Torts
  • Divorce
  • Adoptions
  • Allocation of Parenting Time (formerly “visitation”)
  • Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (formerly “custody”)
  • Child Support
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Guardianship
  • Parentage
  • Relocation (formerly “removal”)
  • Local Government Law
  • Simple Wills and Trusts


  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1994
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Admitted to U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


    • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI (B.S. in “The Law and Psychology of Abnormal Behavior” 1991)
    • DePaul University College of Law – Chicago, IL (J.D. 1994)

Community Involvement

      • Board Member, Center for Prevention of Abuse
      • Prairie State Legal Services, Borderless Pro Bono Project and Clinics Volunteer
      • 10th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Board Member and Help Desk Volunteer
      • Board Member and past President, Jewish Federation of Peoria
      • Chairperson, Peoria Holocaust Memorial Relocation Project
      • Board Member and past layperson Director of Advancement, Peoria Day School
      • Trustee of the Sam J. Stone B’Nai Brith Covenant House
      • Past President of Bradley University Hillel
      • Past Chairperson of Peoria Forward
      • Past President of Hadassah of Peoria
      • Past President of PTO Peoria Day School

Awards and Honors

      • 2012 Illinois Legal Aid Online Advocate of the Month (November 2012)
      • 2012 PCBA received the prestigious ISBA McAndrew’s Award in part for Divorce Clinics developed with Ms. Eggert through PCBA’s Pro-Bono Committee
      • 2010 Peoria County Bar Association’s Volunteer Attorney of the Year
      • 2005 National Leader of the Year, Hadassah International
      • 2007 Jewish Federations of North America Tel Aviv One National Young Leader

Professional Affiliations

      • 10th Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, Member
      • Peoria County Bar Association, past Board Member and Committee Chair
      • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
      • American Bar Association, Member
      • American Association for Justice, Member
      • Inns of Court, Member
      • Past member of the Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Committee’s Forms subcommittee



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