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valerie M. moehle


         Valerie M. Moehle is the owner of the Moehle Law Firm, Ltd., where she focuses her practice on estate and real estate related matters, local government work and representing small businesses.  She has previously served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois for eminent domain and as Corporation Counsel for the City of Pekin.  She has presented at seminars on estate planning, eminent domain and civil trial practice and is the author of the Quick Take chapter in Illinois Eminent Domain Practice (IICLE 2016, and previous editions).  Ms. Moehle is a native of Pekin and a graduate of the University of Illinois (B.S. Finance, 1982, High Honors).  She was the valedictorian of her class at Northern Illinois University College of Law (J. D. 1985, Summa Cum Laude) where she served as a notes and comments editor of the Law Review.  She served as a law clerk to Justice Ben Miller of the Illinois Supreme Court before joining this firm in 1987 as an associate attorney.

     Ms. Moehle brings compassion and keen intellect to her work.  She focuses on solving problems and assisting clients though difficult decision making.

         She is former Chairperson of the Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois University College of Law.  She is a member of the Tazewell County Bar Association (President 1994-95), Peoria County Bar Association (member of the Real Property Committee), Illinois State Bar Association (former member of the General Practice Section Council and Standing Committee on Law Related Education for the Public), the Abraham Lincoln Court, Peoria (President 2006-07).  She served on the Member Services Committee of the Board of Directors of Attorney’s Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Also, she is a Pro Bono Volunteer for Prairie State Legal Services.  

       Her community service includes serving on the board of the Community Foundation of Central Illinois including a term as Chairperson, serving on the Lakeview Museum Board during its transition and growth to the Peoria Riverfront Museum, serving on the Board of Pekin Grade School District 108, Co-chairing Save James Field, dancing in CASAblanca Local Dancing with the Stars, and serving in various leadership roles at her church including Chair of the Finance Committee and Administrative Board and as a certified lay speaker.  She was a founding board member of the Pekin Coalition for Equality and received the One Imperative Award from the Pekin YWCA for her work with racial reconciliation.  Currently, she is channeling her talents and passions into volunteering with the ROCHouse ministry at her church which allows her to address housing insecurity and work with the transformative power of stable and secure housing, and as a board member of CASA of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, a volunteer-based court advocate program for children who are victims of abuse and neglect.  

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