About Jones & Couri Law Office in Decatur, Illinois
What You Can Expect
At Jones & Couri Law Office, you can count on honesty, integrity, and prompt, courteous legal service. Our lawyers will offer you the most practical and straight forward advice we can, we will return your telephone calls quickly, and we will meet with you whenever we can.
We have experience both in trial and in settlement negotiations throughout all of central Illinois, including Macon, Moultrie, DeWitt, Piatt, and Sangamon Counties, in a full service law firm covering a variety of civil and criminal matters. Evening and weekend appointments are available at our Decatur, Illinois office. If you want inflated promises or exaggerated statements of what we can and will do for you, and you do not want lawyers who will level with you in a manner that not only emphasizes the positives but also recognizes the potential negative consequences you could face, then we are not the law firm for you. But if you want experience and integrity that gets the best results we can, call today.
Do I Have to Go To Court?
Our lawyers spend many hours in court, so we appreciate why you might not want to: court can be a frightening, intimidating, and unsettling time in your life. Whether you must go to court depends on the type of legal matter involved and the facts and circumstances of each case. We will tell you if you must go to court, as well as if you should even when not required to do so, recognizing the desire you may have to avoid going to court at all or keeping court time to a minimum. If you must go to court, you need legal representatives such as us with plenty of in-court experience.
Steven G. Jones
Steven G. Jones was born in Clay County, Illinois. He earned his B.A. from Eastern Illinois University in 1989 and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University in 1992. He is licensed in the State of Illinois and the Central and Southern Federal District Courts of Illinois. He is a member of the Decatur Bar Association and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and is a former adjunct professor at Millikin University and Richland Community College in Decatur.
He enjoys running and basketball.
Diane Couri was born and raised in Decatur, Illinois and received her B.S in Business Management from Millikin University, then went on to earn her J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.
After Law School, Diane worked in the private sector where she represented banks and landlords in foreclosure and collection matters. After that, Diane spent nearly four years prosecuting at the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted virtually every type of case; from traffic and DUI cases to first degree murder and attempted murder cases.
Diane spent the majority of her time prosecuting felonies, sex crimes, and supervising the Traffic and DUI Unit.
Diane joined the Law Office of Steven G. Jones because she has a strong desire to fight for clients and those in need of help.
Diane assists clients in adoptions, business start-up and organization, custody and child support cases, criminal defense, driver’s license reinstatement, guardianship, and wills and estate planning.
Diane has extensive trial experience and looks forward to fighting for you.
In her free time, Diane enjoys helping with her church’s youth group and spending quality time with her husband, children, and extended family.