Webber & Thies

David C. Thies

Shareholder

dthies@webberthies.com

Areas of Practice:

Business representation; Estate Planning and Probate, Media law, Intellectual Property and Employment Law.

Professional Experience:

David Thies concentrates his practice in the areas of business representation, corporate law, estate planning and probate, employment law and litigation.David also serves as a Certified Mediator within the Champaign County Circuit Court Major Civil Case Mediation Program. He has litigated matters throughout the State of Illinois.

Education:

J.D., University of Illinois Law School, 1980

B.A., Liberal Arts and Sciences, with Distinction in Economics, University of Illinois, 1977.While an undergraduate, he studied at the Sorbonne, Paris, France, where he was awarded the degre' semestriel from the Cours de Civilisation Francaise, Sorbonne, Universite' de Paris.

Teaching:

Mr. Thies now serves as Teaching Leader of a local interdenominational Bible Study.

Bar Admissions:

Mr. Thies is admitted to practice before the Courts of the State of Illinois, and the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois.

Professional Activities:

Mr. Thies is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association; Illinois State Bar Association (Current member of Section Council, Section of Trusts and Estates; past Chair of the Young Lawyers Division; Member Task Established to Review Gender Bias within the Courts);American Bar Association; and the Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal District of Illinois. He is a Fellow of the American and Illinois State Bar Foundations.

Civic and Philanthropic Involvement:

Mr. Thies has served as Chair or President of the Urbana Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Urbana-Champaign Economic Development Corporation, the Champaign Urbana Symphony and the Champaign Rotary Club and has served on the Boards of many other civic and church organizations, as well as beingelected to and served a four year term as a member of the Champaign County Board.