Professional Experience

Mr. Souligne began his legal career at Webber & Thies as a Law Clerk from 2016-18.

After graduation from law school, he joined the firm as an Associate and has represented clients in a variety of legal matters, including residential and commercial real estate transactions, business formation and operations, employment matters, and commercial litigation.


  • J.D., magna cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law, 2018
  • B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2018

Professional Activities

  • Mr. Souligne is a member of the Champaign County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
  • He is a member of the ISBA’s Civil Practice and Procedure Section Council and the Young Lawyers Division Section Council.
  • Mr. Souligne is also a past member of the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board.
  • During law school, he was active in both the Student Bar Association and the Downstate Legal Society.

Civic and Philanthropic Involvement

  • Mr. Souligne is a graduate of the 2019 Emerging Community Leaders Program through the United Way of Champaign County and has served on the Executive Board of the Young Professionals of Champaign-Urbana, with which he remains an active member.
  • He is also an Ambassador for the Chambana Welcome Crew, and has provided pro bono representation with Land of Lincoln Legal Aid.


Mr. Souligne currently resides in Urbana with his fiancé, Katie, and their two dogs, Todd and Izzy. He enjoys playing in recreational softball and skee ball leagues and attending Illini sporting events.

Five Things Most People Don’t Know About Joseph

1While in high school, Joe was selected to the Interstate 8 All-Conference team in Scholastic Bowl.

2Joe covered the University of Illinois football team for the Daily Illini newspaper for two years, including the Wrigley Field game and Texas Bowl in 2010.

3Joe has run the Illinois Half-Marathon as well as the Illinois Marathon 10K/5K Mini i-Challenge.

4In his free time, Joe enjoys playing golf and softball.

5Joe’s mother has been an attorney in Kankakee County for over 25 years.