Andrew Weatherford

Andrew WeatherfordEducation

Argenta Oreana High School graduate 1999

Millikin University graduate, 2003 Bachelor degree in Secondary Education Social Science

Eastern Illinois University graduate, 2005 Master’s degree in Political Science with concentration in public administration

Indiana University at Indianapolis graduate, 2008 Juris Doctorate

Biography

I am a Decatur native. I was raised in Argenta-Oreana and grew up with an interest in athletics, specifically basketball and soccer. After graduating high school, I attended Millikin University where I was recruited to play soccer but instead played one year of basketball. Upon graduating from Millikin I decided teaching would not be my career and instead began a master’s program in political science, which eventually turned into heading to law school.

I have been practicing law since 2009, handling various matters at the trial court level and have argued a case in front of the Fourth District Appellate Court. The majority of my practice is focused upon trial work (i.e. criminal law, marital law, personal injury, worker’s compensation); however, there are areas of my practice which are focused on transactional matters (i.e. real estate, estate planning, contract drafting).

When I am not practicing law, I spend my time being active in the community. I sit on the Board of Directors for the Decatur Macon County Opportunities Corporation and am actively involved in the Grow Decatur and Club 501 initiatives, and local politics.

I have been married to my lovely wife Josie since October 2011.