Attorneys at Law | Bloomington, Illinois | Est. 1998

t. (309) 820-0040 | f. (309) 820-0041 | e.


Practice Areas

—Our Areas of Practice

“Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC is dedicated to representing the interests of insurance companies, businesses and individuals, both at the trial and appellate levels.”

Insurance Defense Litigation
The firm’s insurance defense practice encompasses a wide variety of subject areas, including automobile liability, trucking liability, premises liability, contractor liability, governmental liability, civil rights, legal malpractice, medical malpractice, nursing home liability, personal injury, wrongful death, product liability, workers’ compensation, and arbitration of uninsured and underinsured motorist claims. The firm’s insurance defense litigation practice extends to both state and federal courts throughout the State of Illinois.

Insurance Coverage Litigation
Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC takes an active role in assisting insurance companies, businesses and individuals resolve questions and disputes concerning the scope of insurance coverage. We often are retained to represent the interests of our clients in negotiating a resolution to insurance coverage disputes, or to pursue or defend the rights of our clients in declaratory judgment actions, suits for interpleader, and insurer bad faith litigation.

Workers' Compensation
Our firm handles all aspects of workers' compensation litigation, representing employers, insurance companies and individuals in connection with workplace injury claims. We have extensive experience presenting cases before arbitrators, commissioners and appellate courts throughout the State of Illinois.

Commercial Litigation
We often assist in the litigation of business disputes. Whether the action arises out of a contract dispute, product liability, commercial fraud, tortious interference with contractual relations, or various other types of commercial litigation, our firm brings knowledge and experience to optimize our clients’ interests. We are cognizant of and responsive to our client’s business concerns within the context of the litigation.

Alternative Dispute Resolution
Thielen, Foley & Mirdo, LLC has skilled and experienced trial attorneys who are able to identify the strengths and weaknesses of both sides to a dispute. Our statewide representation of clients in litigation matters gives us the insight necessary to accurately assess the value of claims presented in any venue within the State of Illinois, and to assist parties in reaching an equitable solution to their disputes. Our attorneys provide both arbitration and mediation services to conclude difficult disputes where other attempts at resolution have failed.

Appellate Representation
The firm provides skilled appellate representation to our clients. In the vast majority of our cases, we have obtained favorable results for our clients on appeal, either by protecting the positive outcome we achieved at the trial level, or by obtaining reversal of adverse rulings. Our attorneys recognize that success on appeal often depends upon careful attention to detail at the trial level. Our trial and appellate lawyers collaborate closely in crafting dispositive motions, motions in limine, jury instructions, offers of proof, and post-trial motions designed to create a record in the trial court that will support our client’s position in the event of an appeal. In addition to handling the appellate phase of litigation that originates within our firm, we accept referrals of appellate representation from outside the firm.

Published Appellate Opinions:
Helm v. Thomas
 362 Ill. App. 3d 331 (4th Dist. 2005)
Manns v. Briell
 349 Ill. App. 3d 358 (4th Dist. 2004)
Bale v. Barnhart
 343 Ill. App. 3d 708 (4th Dist. 2003)
Myers v. Bash
 334 Ill. App. 3d 369 (4th Dist. 2002)
Guzman v. C. R. Epperson Construction, Inc.
 196 Ill. 2d 391 (2001)
Witvoet v. Fireman’s Fund Ins., Inc.
 317 Ill. App. 3d 915 (3d Dist. 2000)
Guzman v. C. R. Epperson Construction, Inc.
 309 Ill. App. 3d 655 (4th Dist. 2000)