Mr. Mahaffey has extensive experience as a litigator representing clients in a broad array of legal matters throughout northern and central Illinois. Over the years he has successfully represented and helped clients with cases resulting from motor vehicle accidents, wrongful death, trucking accidents, injuries from dogs/animals and various other civil and criminal litigation matters. In addition to the above areas, he has a broad legal background and currently represents clients for work injuries, estate planning and trusts, business, probate and real esate.
After serving his country as a non-commissioned officer in the United States Air Force, Mr. Mahaffey earned his Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Illinois State University in 1994 and his law degree from University of Louisville School of Law in 1998. He has formal mediation and arbitration training and has participated in numerous arbitations and mediations throughout the years. He is on the approved list of mediators for the 14th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, which includes the counties of Rock Island, Whiteside and Henry, among others. but has also acted as an arbitrator on numerous cases involving various types of legal matters throughout northern Illinois.
Kenneth Mahaffey is married with five children and resides in Morrison, Illinois. As a child, he lived in the city of Chicago near Wriglely Field until his parents relocated to Erie, Illinois, which is in Whiteside County, where he attended Junior High and High School. Upon graduating high school, he entered the United States Air Force and was a member of the Air Force Band of Flight in the concert band. While in the band, he was able to perform for and meet Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, Chuck Yeager and other dignitaries; he also enjoyed performing at the Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.
Throughout the years, Mr. Mahaffey has been active in the community and now serves on the Morrison City Council. He is or is a past member of the following: Illinois State Bar Association (since 1998); Illinois State Bar Association Assembly Member (2016-2018); Whiteside County Bar Association; Will County Bar Association; Morrison Illinois Chamber of Commerce; Morrison Illinois American Legion; and, Streator, Illlinois American Legion. Mr. Mahaffey and his family are members of the Morrison United Methodist Church.
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