H. Allen Yow - Rammelkamp Bradney | Attorneys at Law

H. Allen Yow

Jacksonville, Illinois | Partner |
Areas of Practice
Estate PlanningPlan to protect your assets, benefit your family and provide peace of mind.
Family LawRepresentation and compassionate advice to achieve goals and protect rights.
Insurance LawProviding a variety of services related to law surrounding insurance.
Litigation and TrialProviding advice aimed at minimizing the possibility of legal disputes.
Local GovernmentInvolved in providing legal representation and guidance to public bodies.
Probate and TrustGuiding you through the process of probating a will or administering a trust.
School LawLegal guidance and representation to Illinois school districts, colleges and universities.
Attorney Background

H. Allen Yow joined Rammelkamp Bradney in 1989 and concentrates his practice in general litigation, family, and municipal law. Allen is a graduate of Wabash College and earned a juris doctor degree from the Southern Illinois University School of Law. He is admitted to practice law in Illinois, Missouri, and before the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Allen’s municipal law practice consists of regularly advising municipalities, school districts, and drainage districts about tax levies, appropriation ordinances, contracts, elections, annexation agreements, and personnel issues.

The general litigation practice includes insurance defense, personal injury, mortgage foreclosure, and contract cases. The Family law practice covers divorces, post-dissolution proceedings, and adoptions.

Year Joined Organization:

  • In 1989

Bar Admissions:

  • Illinois, 1989
  • Missouri, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1992


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor Degree 1989
    • Honors: Recipient, Lawyers Publishing Company Award for the Study of Family Law
    • Law Journal: Southern Illinois University Law Journal, Student Articles Editor, 1988 – 1989
  • Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana A.B. 1986
    • Honors: Dean’s List
    • Major: Classics
  • University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland 1984-1985
    • Honors: First Class Certificate of Merits for the Study of Social Anthropology II
  • Aegean Institute, Poros, Greece Summer 1983

Published Works:

  • Filing of General Appearance does not Waive Jurisdictional Objection, ISBA’s Section on General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2006
  • “All Collection Costs” does not Mean Attorney Fees, ISBA’s Section on General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 4, 2006
  • Home Repair and Remodeling Contractors Beware!, ISBA’s Section on General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Newsletter, Vol. 34, No. 6, 2006

Representative Cases:

  • Eyrich v. Estate of Waldemar, 327 Ill.App.3d 1095, 765 N.E.2d 504 (3rd Dist. 2002)
  • People v. Rainey, 325 Ill.App.3d 573, 758 N.E.2d 492 (4th Dist. 2001)
  • Doyle Plumbing and Heating Co. v. The Board of Education, Quincy Public School District, No. 172, 291 III.App.3d 221, 683 N.E.2d 520 (4th Dist. 1997)
  • Sidwell v. Griggsville Community Unit School District, 146 Ill.2d 467, 588 N.E.2d 1185 (1992)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Morgan County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Member
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the Fourth District, member


  • Sigma Chi