Welcome

Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group, Ltd. is a full service law firm with two convenient locations, one in historic Vandalia, Illinois and one in Effingham, Illinois.

Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group, Ltd. (“The Law Group”) is committed to the competent, efficient and effective practice of law. The Firm consists of eight attorneys, a firm administrator, and nineteen other full or part time support personnel. Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne is committed to the “group” practice of law. The Law Group is unique for a small firm in that each of its attorneys concentrates in specific areas of the law.

The Law Group is a comfortably sized firm — large enough to handle any matter undertaken but small enough to be close and responsive to our clients. The firm serves the needs of individuals, corporations, investors, banks, municipalities and other public bodies. Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group, Ltd. is dedicated to achieving practical, effective results for its clients, whether this means administering an estate, drafting a document, reaching an appropriate settlement, negotiating with the IRS, or litigating a matter through the courts.

What We Do

David A. Oldfield

  • Income Tax
  • Pensions
  • Business Planning
  • Real Estate
  • Municipal Law
  • Wills & Trusts

James R. Myers

  • Agricultural Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Property Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Debtor/Creditor Relations
  • Estate Contests

Pamela J. Apke

  • Real Estate
  • Forward & Reverse & §1031 Exchanges
  • Tax Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Wills & Trusts
  • Probate

Troy G. Payne

  • Family Law
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Criminal Law
  • Collections
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Litigation
  • Orders of Protection

Joel A. Slater

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • IL & Federal Estate & Gift Tax Returrns

Ariana E. Calderaro

  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Orders of Protection
  • Custody
  • Guardianships
  • Collections

William J. Bradley

  • Tax Law
  • Business Planning
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Tax Controversies
  • Private Letter Rulings

Kyle E. Boose

  • Wills & Trusts
  • Estate Planning
  • Probate
  • Estate Administration

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