Josiah F. Accola

Richland Plaza 1
525 West Main Street
Suite 200
Belleville, IL 62220-1547

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Josiah is in the firm’s Belleville, Illinois, office. He practices in the areas of employment law, insurance law, and premises and retail liability.

Josiah is originally from Edwardsville, Illinois, and currently resides in Bethalto, Illinois. Josiah is also a part-time pastor at a local United Church of Christ and will be seeking ordination as he finishes up his Master of Divinity Degree at Eden Theological Seminary in Webster Groves, Missouri. In his free time, Josiah enjoys playing the piano, playing the cello, singing in a St. Louis LGBT+ choir known as The Black Tulip Chorale, volunteering in the community, being outdoors, and being active in his local church.

Prior Legal Experience
Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (711 Law Clerk)
DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s Office (711 Law Clerk)
Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Inc. (Staff Attorney)
Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office (Assistant State’s Attorney)
Bond County State’s Attorney’s Office (Assistant State’s Attorney)

Academic Honors and Activities
Lead Articles Editor, Northern Illinois University Law Review
Dean’s List

Community Activities
Member of the Missouri Botanical Gardens and the St. Louis Art Museum, and an avid supporter of the Arts

French, professional working proficiency

More About Josiah


  • Northern Illinois University College of Law (J.D., Magna Cum Laude, 2019)
  • Northern Illinois University (B.A., French and Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 2016)

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois

Professional Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Prosecutors Bar Association
  • Tri-City Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Christian Legal Society
  • The National LGBTQ+ Bar Association