Karl became a partner in the firm in 1994. He had a distinguished career, practicing law in Peoria since 1985. Karl concentrated his practice in estate planning, business and tax planning and real estate. He will now devote his time to his wife, Cheryl, daughters and grandchildren and is expected to continue his avocation of cheering on the Chicago Bears, Fighting Illini, Cubs and Cardinals baseball teams, all from a warmer climate.
University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, IL, 1981 J.D., Magna Cum Laude Order of Coif, Harno Scholar, Member and Editor, Law Review, 1979-81.
North Central College, Naperville, IL, 1978 B.A., Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Summa Cum Laude, President, Student Association.
Supreme Court of Illinois, 1981
U.S. Federal Court, 1981
U.S. Tax Court, 1985
Buying and Selling Businesses (Tax Chapters Co-Author) 1998, 2001
Annual Survey of Illinois Law (Tax Chapter Author), Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1989-93
Estate Planning: A Basic Guide, American Bar Association, 1990
Estate Planning & Probate in Illinois, National Business Institute, Inc, 1991
Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois, President - 1989 - 1990
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Peoria County Bar Association, President 2010-2011
Peoria Symphony Orchestra - President 1991 - 1993
Opera Illinois - President 1998-2003
Crittenton Center - President 1993-1995
Rotary Club of Peoria - President 2004-2005
Better Banks - Director
Community Foundation of Central Illinois - President 2006-2008
Community Foundation of Central Illinois Depository - President 2004-2005
Heritage Ensemble - President 2005 to date
Peoria Symphony Foundation - President 2010 to 2016
Methodist Medical Center Foundation - President 2011 to 2013