The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of the injured since 1996, and has recovered millions on their behalf.

The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm

Dedicated Injury Attorneys with a Proven Track Record

With over 100 years of collective knowledge and experience and a complete commitment to securing real, life-changing results across our practice areas, we at The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm are a firm you can trust to provide quality representation after a serious accident or injury.

Since 1996, we have fought for the injured and for families who have lost loved ones as a result of negligence and wrongdoing. From cases involving car accidents to complex birth injuries, our personal injury attorneys have spared no effort in seeing justice served. This has led to millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients across Illinois and St. Louis.

Let Our Firm Fight For You

Our Attorneys Are Backed By Over 100 Years of Collective Experience

Recognized as a top-tier law firm

  • 2021 Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
    2021 Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
    The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Best Lawyers In America
    Best Lawyers In America
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
  • Rising Stars
    Rising Stars
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member
    Leading Lawyers Advisory Board Member
  • Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network
    Recommended by Peers for Leading Lawyers Network
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
    AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Our Key Practice Areas

Serving clients across Central and Southern Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri, we handle the complete range of injury-related litigation. Inside and outside the civil courtroom, we represent clients in matters involving traffic accidents, product liability, workers’ compensation, premises liability, medical malpractice, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and wrongful death. We handle these cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no legal fees unless we secure compensation on your behalf. We also offer a free initial consultation to help you better understand your rights and options.

We’ll continue to fight no matter where it takes us. When a case becomes difficult or hits snags, we won’t give up or push it toward the back of the pile. We press on, pursuing the best possible result.

Ready to find out how The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm can help you? Call (217) 394-5885 or fill out our online contact form.


  • We go the extra mile to make you feel well-informed and secure.
  • We genuinely care about how you feel about the outcome of your case.
  • We actively listen to discover what is important, and we set realistic but justifiable expectations.
  • We educate you about every aspect of your case, including the claims process, your legal options, what to expect, and how to build a successful strategy.
  • We strive to give you the personal attention you need throughout your case. You’re not just a case number to us. As a client, you’re part of our firm’s family.
  • Dependability is important to us. We take the time and effort to get to know you and your family in order to get a better understanding of your wants and needs, and we maintain open lines of communication, so you always know where your case stands.

Helpful Links, Info & More

From Our Charleston, IL Injury Attorneys

The Tapella & Eberspacher Law Firm is dedicated to empowering our clients by providing relevant information and accurate insight related to car accidents, workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, product liability, and premises liability actions in Central and Southern Illinois and St. Louis, MO.

In this portion of our website, you can listen to podcasts, watch videos, read blogs, review our newsletter, learn about community events, and even get the answers to common questions about accidents, injuries, and personal injury law. In addition to reviewing the resources included here, please do not hesitate to contact our team. We are here to help, however we can.

Call (217) 394-5885 or contact us online to discuss your unique case and needs.

Our Resources


Millions Recovered For Our Clients
  • Car Accident $16,550,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a family of four involved in a single car wreck in a highway construction zone.

  • Wrongful Death $5,900,000 Verdict

    Verdict for the wrongful death of a woman as a result of the negligent failure of a pathologist to diagnose histoplasmosis.

  • Hospital Negligence $5,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement involving the failure of doctors at an east-central Illinois hospital to diagnose and treat a brain abscess.

  • Medical Malpractice $4,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a medical malpractice claim in downstate Illinois.

  • Tractor Trailer Injury and Death $2,400,000 Settlement

    Settlement for an Illinois tractor trailer injury resulting in death.

  • Medical Malpractice $2,100,000 Settlement

    Settlement for North Central Illinois medical malpractice case.

  • Truck Accident Resulting in Eye Injuries $2,000,000 Settlement

    Settlement of an accident involving a delivery truck with a pickup truck.

  • Product Liability $1,750,000 Settlement

    Settlement for a man who lost both legs in a baler that had been improperly modified.

  • Negligent Care $1,750,000 Verdict

    Verdict for a case involving negligent podiatric care provided to the manager of a fast food restaurant.

  • Hospital Negligence $1,245,000 Settlement

    Settlement for the failure by emergency room doctors to diagnose occluded carotid arteries and the stroke suffered by the patient as a result.


  • Unwavering Dedication

    We will fight for a just outcome on your behalf, and won’t give up in the face of difficult or unexpected challenges.

  • A Record of Proven Results

    Over our hundred years of combined legal experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for injured clients.

  • Respected in Our Community

    When attorneys need an attorney, they call us. Over 200 attorneys routinely refer clients to our capable & qualified team.

  • Compassionate Advocacy

    We genuinely care about the outcome of your case & commit to standing by your side every step of the way. 

  • Committed to Our Clients

    We pride ourselves in going the extra mile to make all of our clients feel comfortable, well-informed, and secure.

  • Clear Communication

    Our attorneys are committed to actively listening to our clients and to setting realistic, justifiable expectations.


The Opinions That Matter Most
  • “I highly recommend Bill Tapella to anyone in need of an honest hardworking attorney that can get the job done and find your closure.”

    - Betty “Jane” B.
  • “When I got hurt, I almost lost everything. Bill Tapella was there for me and helped me put my life together.”

    - Brenda M.
  • “Bill is very hard-working and he has a great team as well. They go above and beyond.”

    - Donna S.

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