1. Shareholder Daniel Thies Recognized by ISBA President

    The Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) honored the recipients of the Board of Governors Award this week, including Webber & Thies Shareholder Daniel Thies. The award recognizes attorneys for exemplary service to the profession or the ISBA and nonlawyers for especially meritorious deeds …Read More

  2. Richard Thies Remembered by Fellow Senior Lawyers

    Among the bar-related accomplishments of past Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) President Richard Thies was co-chairing a committee with another ISBA past President, Leonard Amari, that led to the formation of the ISBA’s Senior Lawyers Section Council. After Richard Thies’s passing in April,…Read More

  3. Richard L. Thies Obituary

    Richard L. Thies (Dick Thies) of Urbana, IL died peacefully on April 10, 2021. He was 89 years old. Dick was born in Scotts Bluff, Nebraska on November 7, 1931 to Arnold C. and Wilma P. Thies. He was preceded in death by his parents, including his step-father, David C. Player, and by brother-in-law …Read More

  4. Richard Thies Remembered as a “National Treasure”

    The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette honored senior Shareholder Richard Thies with a feature article after his passing. With quotes from attorneys and friends near and far, Dick was remembered as a “lawyer’s lawyer” and “consummate statesman,” as well as a family man, pilot and musician. He i…Read More

  5. Richard L. Thies Passes Away

    It is with great sadness that we share the news that our senior Shareholder Richard L. Thies passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 10, 2021 in the presence of his loving family. Mr. Thies joined the firm as an associate in 1955 before leaving to serve in the United States Air Force (JAGD) from 1…Read More

  6. Increased Access to Justice in the State of Illinois

    A positive story that emerged from 2020 was the initiative to increase access to justice throughout the state of Illinois through the development of the Rural Practice Fellowship Program. Webber & Thies shareholder, Daniel Thies, co-chairs the committee which launched the program. Although many …Read More

  7. Shareholder John Thies Elected Urbana Free Library Board President

    After serving for two years on the Urbana Free Library Board of Trustees, Shareholder John Thies has been elected president of the board. Trustees are appointed by the Mayor and are confirmed by the City Council. They serve three-year alternating terms. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the o…Read More