After announcing his retirement, John Boshardy of the Boshardy Law Offices has elected to transfer the law firm’s client base to Stephen Kelly Law. Boshardy has been practicing law in Springfield and throughout central Illinois since 1991.

“When I decided to retire, I needed to be sure my clients had a reliable attorney to turn to,” said Boshardy, founding attorney. “I’ve known Stephen for years and he is a perfect fit, plus his team has roots in Springfield.”

Stephen Kelly Law, based in Peoria, will be taking over the former Boshardy Law Office space at 1610 S. Sixth St. in Springfield and also operates an office in Princeton, Illinois. The firm focuses on the areas of workers’ compensation, employment law, police and fire liability.

“John has been a well-respected attorney for more than two decades and I’m very proud that he trusts my team with representing his clients,” said Stephen Kelly. “Through our Springfield office we are committed to serving our local clients with a personal, individual approach.”

Heading up Stephen Kelly Law’s Springfield office will be Springfield native Matthew Brewer. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Law and has taken many cases to trial as a litigator. Prior to his legal career, he played professional baseball in the Arizona Diamondbacks organization.

“I’ve always been proud to call Springfield my home, and I’m very happy to be moving back here with my family,” said Brewer.

“Stephen and Matthew are extremely client-focused and just like me, they are aggressive litigators,” said John Boshardy. “I have competed with and against them both for years, so I know they will step into my shoes and do a wonderful job for all the clients.”