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Bernard G. Segatto III

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Practice Areas:

  • Estate Planning and Administration
  • Real Estate
  • Trusts
  • Financial Institutions
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Collections
  • Personal Injury
  • Taxation
  • Related Litigation


Bernard G. Segatto joined Barber, Segatto, Hoffee, Wilke & Cate in 1985 after graduating from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 1985. Bernard became a partner with the firm in 1990. He was admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois in 1985 and was admitted to practice law in the State of Missouri in 2011. He concentrates his practice in estate planning, real estate, agricultural law, business organization disputes and related matters, bankruptcy rights, creditor’s rights, and related civil litigation matters. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Sangamon County Bar Association and is a past president of the Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council. He also frequently lectures on topics related to his areas of practice.


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1985
    • Honors: magna cum laude
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1982

Bar Admission

  • Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1985
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1985
  • Missouri, 2011

Published Works

  • Sales Exchange & Auctions of Farm Real Estate, IICLE

Classes & Seminars

  • Frequent Lecturer on Wills, Trusts and Estates; Bankruptcy and Collections; Real Estate Law

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Rutledge Youth Foundation, President of Board of Directors
  • Notre Dame Club of Central Illinois, Past President

Ancillary Businesses

  • Rochester State Bank - Director, Secretary/Treasurer

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Phi Kappa Phi

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member, 1985
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 1985
  • Sangamon County Bar Association, Member, 1985
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Leading Lawyers in Illinois Network
  • Sangamon Valley Estate Planning Council

Current Employment Position

  • Partner