Jody Keller is a Pekin native with 8 years of experience in the legal profession. In 2014, she received an Associate’s degree in Paralegal Studies from Illinois Central College, and in 2016, she received a Bachelor’s degree in Social and Criminal Justice from Ashford University. She began her legal career interning for the Peoria County State’s Attorney’s office, and then worked in private practice, primarily in civil rights law. Most recently, Jody was the first full-time law librarian for the Tazewell County Court system, assisting unrepresented litigants to navigate their way through civil court cases. Jody joined Butler, Giraudo & Meister, P.C. in 2022.
Jody currently sits on the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) committee. In June 2022, Jody was one of seven legal professionals in the State of Illinois to receive recognition on the PILI Pro Bono Honor Roll for her Pro Bono volunteer work. Jody is very passionate about giving back to her community. In her free time, she enjoys documentaries, reading and true crime podcasts.