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Joseph M. Borsberry - Peoria, IL

411 Hamilton Boulevard1510 Peoria, IL 61602

Updated: 02/18/2024

Peoria Adoption Lawyer


JOSEPH M. BORSBERRY of Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. of Peoria obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University...

JOSEPH M. BORSBERRY of Borsberry Law Offices, P.C. of Peoria obtained his Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law and his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice Sciences from Illinois State University. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois, the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court, and meets the qualifications to serve as a Guardian ad Litem in the Tenth Judicial Circuit of Illinois. In College, he was privileged to work for Justice James A. Knecht of the Fourth District Appellate Court as a junior law clerk, where he briefed the Court and drafted appellate court opinions. He also interned for the Consumer Fraud Division of the Illinois Attorney General’s field office in Peoria as a paralegal litigation intern. While at the DePaul University College of Law he edited two books on criminal law and procedure for Professor John F. Decker. As a Rule 711 law student extern, he tried cases for the Cook County Public Defender’s Office at 26th and California in Chicago, Illinois. Joseph M. Borsberry has previously served as an Assistant Public Defender in Peoria County and has volunteered time to Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, Prairie State Legal Services, the Peoria County Public Defender’s Office, and the Peoria Push Women’s Roller Derby team. Joseph M. Borsberry concentrates his practice in criminal, juvenile, traffic and family law matters. He has lectured on family law topics at continuing legal education seminars for attorneys and judges at the Peoria County Bar association, as well as self defense law at martial arts seminars for women's self defense.

About Joseph M. Borsberry

Practice Areas

  • Adoption 5%
  • Child Support 10%
  • Criminal 20%
  • Custody & Visitation 20%
  • Divorce 10%
  • DUI/DWI 5%
  • Family Law 5%
  • Juvenile 10%
  • Paternity 10%
  • Traffic Violations 5%


  • 100%


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1995
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1995

Other Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1993 - Present (Member)
  • Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, 2006 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Child Custody/Visitation, Peoria County Bar Association, 2007
  • Illinois Criminal Law, Peoria County Bar Association, 2007
  • Firearms Law, Illinois State Rifle Association, 2000
  • Self-Defense for the Martial Artist, Aldus Martial Arts, January 1, 2012 - October 1, 2013
  • Child Support, Peoria County Bar Association, January 22, 2011

Pro Bono Activities

  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services, 1993
  • Prairie State Legal Services, 1995 - 2008
  • Stark County Law Enforcement, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor, 2002 - 2003
  • Volunteer Legal Counsel for Peoria Push Derby Dames Roller Derby


  • DePaul University College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, 1993
  • Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois, 1990
    Honors: With Honors
    Major: Criminal Justice
    Minor: Legal Studies

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Alpha Phi Sigma


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Divorce
  • Drug Charges

Office Information


411 Hamilton Boulevard1510 Peoria, IL 61602

Office Hours

MONDAY - FRIDAY 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Evening & Weekend appointment by appointment



  • American Jurisprudence - Appellate Brief Writing, 1992

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