J. Steven Beckett
Practice AreasState and Federal Civil and Criminal Litigation and Appeals
ExperienceJ. Steven Beckett is currently "Of Counsel" to the Urbana firm, Beckett & Webber, P.C. that he founded in 1988. He has practiced law in Champaign-Urbana since 1973 with a primary focus in litigation and appeals, both criminal and civil. He appeared in the United States Supreme Court on two occasions.
He has appeared in trial and/or appellate courts, state and federal, in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Nebraska and North Dakota, and in the 6th, 7th, and 8th Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. Steve is also a member of the Champaign County Board and is the Director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Illinois College of Law.