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Founder and lead attorney, Alissa Gearhart, had a lifelong dream to become an attorney and help people get justice, following in her father's foot steps.  Alissa's family have have owned successful businesses in Central Illinois since the 1940's. 

After high school, Alissa married a narcotics detective and moved to New York.  Alissa graduated as valedictorian,  summa cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY), setting a record for most courses attempted and completed in a single semester (33 credit hours) before receiving a Presidential Scholarship to Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, where she graduated from the Honors legal program.  Alissa divorced her first husband and moved home to the Illinois' Valley, where she started her litigation practice.   

Alissa represented businesses of every size  all over Illinois while serving as Chicago counsel to one of the world's largest insurance companies and their subsidiaries.  Alissa is known as a tough litigator and negotiator in both state and federal courts, where she has over ten years of trial and appellate experience.

Alissa has proudly represented the Illinois Valley Animal Rescue, a Not for Profit Corporation, pro bono, for over ten years. 

Alissa wants to give you the benefit of her extensive trial experience and her knowledge of a wide range of legal areas.  Alissa will partner with you to develop a plan that fits your goals and your budget to bring about the results you deserve. 


When you're trying to navigate the legal system, you need a professional with experience as your partner to get the results you want.  At the Law Office of Alissa Gearhart, we care about what you're going through, and we can help.  Our attorneys will work with you to quickly obtain the best possible outcome for your case, so you can stop worrying and move on with your life.


  • In 2014, Alissa was named Outstanding Alumna of the Year by the State University of New York.
  • Alissa has served as pro bono legal counsel to IVAR for over a decade.
  • Alissa has served on the Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of La Salle since 2004, and was elected Club President in 2006-2007, Newsletter Editor from 2005-2008, and has been a member of La Salle Rotary's award-winning Trivia Team since it's inception.
  • Alissa lectures periodically at Judge Cynthia Raccuglia's 'The People's Law School' course series at the Illinois Valley Community College, and has done several CLE's for her peers and community groups on various legal topics. 
  • Alissa has served on the City of La Salle Zoning Board of Appeals since 2005.
  • Alissa has served on the City of La Salle Planning Board since 2005.
  • Alissa led the design project of the La Salle Rotary Park wheelchair-accessible playground.
  • Alissa serves on the La Salle Rotary Park Foundation and the (NFP), La Salle Rotary Park Development Committee.

Contact the Law Office of Alissa L. Gearhart Today, at 815-534-9220 for your FREE initial consultation.