A Rich History Of
Professional Service

Our trusted firm has served central Illinois for more than 100 years. We can help you make effective legal decisions regarding family wealth, business interests or your future.

Innovative Legal Advocacy Since 1897

Making A Difference For
More Than A Century

At Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate, we are proud of our firm’s long Illinois history and role in the growth of Springfield. Since 1897, our firm has served as legal counsel to generations of families and businesses. As our practice has grown and evolved through the decades, we have stayed true to the small firm principles of personalized service and legal excellence. You can expect to work one-on-one with a knowledgeable lawyer who will help you achieve your goals.

Customized Estate Planning And Asset Protection

We help clients create sophisticated estate plans and succession strategies to preserve family wealth and enshrine their legacy. Our attorneys’ broad backgrounds enable us to address closely held businesses, family farms, real estate investments and other complex assets while also providing clear direction to your loved ones regarding your wishes in the event of incapacity or death.

Our firm can assist with the daunting tasks of probate and estate administration if you have been named executor. We also represent beneficiaries, fiduciaries or the estate in will contests and estate-related litigation.

Trial Lawyers With Vast Experience

Our legal team has more than 150 years of collective experience in litigation at the trial and appellate level. We are equipped for complex litigation in diverse areas from commercial law and real estate to probate and high-asset divorce, as reflected in precedent-setting verdicts and judgments.

Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate protects your interests and pursues your objectives through strategic and cost-effective advocacy, in or out of court. Legal conflicts often involve overlapping legal issues. Our attorneys’ diversity is our strength, and we take a team approach to finding solutions.

Make BSHW&C Your First Call

Reach out today to arrange a confidential consultation about your legal matter. We can meet clients at two convenient locations: our main office in Springfield across from the Sangamon County Courthouse or our satellite office in Waverly. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., plus evening and weekend appoints by request. We accept all major credit cards. Call 217-953-4979 or use the contact form below.