Ronald J. Foster Jr.
East Saint Louis, Illinois
phone (618) 215-4800
fax (618) 274-8369
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Ronald J. Foster, Jr., is a native of the Village of Glen Carbon, Illinois. He was educated in School District #7 and graduated from Edwardsville Senior High School in 1989. In 1994, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. Thereafter, he enrolled at The John Marshall School of Law and received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1997. Mr. Foster is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and Missouri. He presently lives in the Village of Glen Carbon with his wife, Jamie, a native of Granite City, Illinois, and their three children.
Mr. Foster has been engaged in the practice of law since 1997. Throughout that time, he has focused his practice to representing individuals and estates having claim(s) for personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation benefits, and social security disability benefits. During his career, he has litigated civil cases in various Circuit Courts in Southern Illinois, as well as the Federal Southern District Court of Illinois. Mr. Foster has also litigated cases for injured workers before the Illinois Industrial Commission and the Missouri Division of Workers’ Compensation. In addition, he has represented clients at appeal hearings before the Office of Hearings and Appeals of the Social Security Administration and has argued appeals before the Appellate Court for the Fifth District of Illinois.
Mr. Foster’s professional memberships include the Illinois State Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, the Missouri Bar Association, the Madison County Bar Association, and the St. Clair County Bar Association.
Mr. Foster has always had a strong sense of community and public service stemming from his youth and the traditions set forth by his father. Mr. Foster’s father, Ronald J. Foster, Sr., served as Mayor of the Village of Glen Carbon for twenty years and Trustee for sixteen years prior to that time. Many positive changes occurred during his leadership in the Village of Glen Carbon. In recognition of his accomplishments, the Village of Glen Carbon named the Heritage Bike Trail after him to honor his legacy and dedication to its citizens.
Mr. Foster continues the tradition of community and public service that was established by his father. As a youth, he achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, and as part of his Eagle Scout project he uncovered and cleaned up the cemetery of Colonel Samuel Judy, the first settler of Madison County, Illinois. He also assisted in the restoration of the Yanda Log Cabin, which is now an established historical site in the Village of Glen Carbon. Mr. Foster previously held a position on the Bishop’s Committee for St. Thomas Episcopal Church and is currently an active member of the New Bethel Methodist Church in Glen Carbon where he has served as the Chairman of the Debt Reduction Committee and as a member of the New Building Study Committee. He is presently serving as a member on the Finance Committee of New Bethel Methodist Church. Mr. Foster has been a coach in the Little Tiger Football program and continues to coach in the Edwardsville Little League, YMCA Youth Basketball League and the City of Edwardsville Basketball League.
- Areas of Practice:
- Workers’ Compensation
- Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
- Trucking / Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Product Liability
- Premises Liability
- Social Security Disability
- Bar Admissions:
- Illinois, 1997
- Missouri, 1999
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1997
- University of Illinois, Champaign – Urbana, IL, 1994
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Madison County Bar Association
- (Secretary 2006-2007, Treasurer 2008-2009, Second Vice President 2009-2010, First Vice President 2010-2011, President 2011-2012)
- American Association for Justice
- Missouri Bar Association
- St. Clair County Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association