1. Thies Presents Land of Lincoln Awards

    At the Annual board/staff lunch of Land of Lincoln Legal Aid (LOL), John Thies, President of LOL and WT shareholder presented honors to Ethel Sylvester and Felicia Voelkel. Sylvester was recognized for her service as a client representative to the LOL Board, which she served for more than 30 years (…Read More

  2. Filing under seal in federal court: A suggestion for reform

    Shareholder Daniel Thies has published an article in the June 2019 Illinois State Bar Association Federal Civil Practice Section Newsletter. The article includes a suggestion for improving the procedures for filing confidential documents under seal in Illinois federal district courts. Read the artic…Read More

  3. Counsel David Bernthal Describes Courthouse Behind-the-Scenes Work

    Webber & Thies Counsel David Bernthal describes for readers the behind-the-scenes work of judges and courthouse staff in his latest op-ed in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette, published June 9. “There are dedicated people in that courthouse, including, but not limited to judges, working hard d…Read More

  4. Battle of the (County) Bars

    The Champaign County Bar Association defeated the McClean County Bar Association in the first "Battle of the Bars" softball game by the score of 22-19. The game was played June 9th on the turf field of the Corn Crib Minor League Stadium in Normal, Illinois. Representing Webber & Thies at this ev…Read More

  5. Eastern Illinois Foodbank “Repack”

    In eastern Illinois, 1 out of 7 individuals struggle with hunger. The Eastern Illinois Foodbank exists to alleviate hunger in our area by distributing more than 10 million pounds of food through 167 agencies and programs each year. Webber & Thies attorneys, staff and family members joined in the…Read More

  6. Counsel David Bernthal Re-imagines a Curious Case

    Webber & Thies Counsel David Bernthal continued his promotion of public understanding of our legal system in an op-ed published Sunday in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette. The op-ed imagines how a real case from India in which a child sued his parents for giving birth to him might play out in C…Read More

  7. W & T Supports Eastern Illinois Food Bank

    W & T had a strong presence at this year’s Eastern Illinois Food Bank (EIF) “Prom,” which the firm helped sponsor. Pictured from left to right: Manuel and Mia Hernandez, Cheryl and Phil Van Ness, Terry and John Thies, Page and Daniel Thies and Joe Souligne. Terry Thies, wife of W & T s…Read More

  8. Responding to a Claim for Unemployment Benefits

    If you are an Illinois employer, it is likely that, at some point, you will receive a Notice of Claim from the Illinois Department of Employment Services (IDES) regarding a request for unemployment benefits from a former employee. Such notices should be taken seriously; however, they are not always …Read More