About Us

The Law Office of William J. Gerber, LLC is located in Fairbury, IL. The practice was established in the spring of 2011. We guarantee top quality legal services at an affordable rate to area residents. The firm practices a very board area of law servicing client in family law, criminal law, estate planning and administration, real estate/property, business law, small claims, contracts, and equestrian law. The firm offers services throughout central Illinois in Livingston, McLean, Ford, Iroquois, and Grundy Counties.


William J. Gerber


Will grew up in Fairbury and returned in 2010 to begin practicing law.  Shortly after returning, he met his wife, Kelly, and the two of them reside south of Fairbury with their daughter, Josey.  Will and Kelly have a strong interest in horses and spend a lot of weekends at various arenas throughout the central United States rodeoing.  Will team ropes and Kelly is a nationally renowned barrel racer.       

Joan Husmine


  • Joan grew up in rural Chatsworth, IL, a small town in Livingston County. Joan has strong ties to central Illinois and is excited to be practicing law in the communities she was raised.  

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Areas of Practice

Civil Litigation

Contact us to find out your rights under a contract.  Are you owed money?  Call if you need assistance with a small claims matter with potentially little to no cost to you.  Are your borrowers delinquent on their loans?  Call us for assistance to collect your money.  

Family Law

The outcome of a dissolution or custody proceeding can have one of the largest impacts on your life.  Make sure you are adequately represented when you are in the midst of a dissolution proceeding, child custody proceeding (now known as "allocation of parenting time and decision-making responsibility"), or child support related matter.  Are you currently dealing with DCFS and an indication process?  Contact us for competent representation with DCFS investigations and indication appeals.  Our firm also handles adoption and guardianship proceedings to help maintain family unity for the sake of minor children.  

Estate Planning & Probate

Probate can be a complicated process due to the legal technicalities.  Make sure your estate is done correctly to make execution easy on the family.  Protect your children by making sure guardians are appointed for your children.  Make sure your property and health are protected by executing power of attorney forms.  Contact us for competent planning for your future.  

Real Estate

As a buyer or seller, it is necessary to hire an attorney to handle your transaction.  Whether it is residential, commercial, or agriculture property, we provide the services you need.  Are you a landlord having trouble with a tenant?  Contact us to learn your options for forcible entry and detainer (eviction) actions.  Are in a property line dispute?  Contact us to make sure you don't loose your property.  

Business Law

Are you starting a business and not sure what business structure to use?  Get sound advise about whether an LLC, partnership, or corporation would be the best fit for your future business endeavor.  Let us assist in creating the business so you can spend more time marketing it.  


Many areas of legal practice, such as litigation, family law matters, and criminal defense work, are billed at an hourly rate that is disclosed at the initial consultation with clients.  During your consultation, our team will discuss your unique legal matter and work out a pricing arrangement that reflects the complexity of the work involved.  Certain types of transactional work, such as basic real estate closings, in the office are billed at a flat fee that will also be disclosed during initial office consultations.  

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Law Office of William J. Gerber, LLC

210 W Oak St, Fairbury, Illinois 61739, United States

(815) 692-2224


Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed

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