Jesse Placher focuses his practice primarily in the defense of medical malpractice claims against physicians, mid-levels, nurses, hospitals and other healthcare groups and institutions. He also practices in the defense of personal injury and property damage litigation.

Professional Background

Mr. Placher joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in January 2011. Previously he worked for more than three years as an associate attorney with Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen P.C., in Peoria, Illinois, where he also clerked during law school.

Professional Affiliations

  • Peoria County Bar Association
    • Young Lawyers Committee, Past Chair
    • Membership Committee, Past Chair
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Honors & Awards

  • Recognized by Leading Lawyers, based on a survey of other lawyers, as a 2015 Emerging Lawyer, which represents the top 2% of lawyers under 40 years of age or practicing less than 10 years
  • Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Pro Bono Services by Prairie State Legal Services, 2007



Jesse is married and enjoys spending time with his wife and family, golfing, exercising, cooking and traveling. He is an avid sports fan and a dedicated supporter of the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears.

Community/Civic Activities

  • Steve Maxheimer Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Board of Directors, (2009 – present)
  • Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, Board of Directors, (2008 – 2010)
  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria, Member, (2008 – 2010)

J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law, 2007

B.A., History, University of Virginia, 2004