Thomas Frederick Koester

Thomas Frederick Koester (Urbana, Illinois)

Thomas Frederick Koester

Attorney in Urbana, IL
100% of practice devoted to litigation primarily in matters involving civil litigation. Areas of concentration include representation of plaintiffs in personal injury cases including medical malpractice, defective products and automobile accidents. Practice also includes representation of criminal defendants charged with felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses. Guest Speaker: Illinois State Bar Association, Trial Practice Law Update and Practice Tips, Presentation of Direct Examination, April 2002; University of Illinois College of Law Trial Advocacy Program, Mock Jury Instruction Conference, Mock Presentation of Plaintiffs' Testimony in Personal Injury Case. Multiple court appointments as Special Prosecutor in Champaign County. Lead Counsel on more than 100 cases tried to jury verdict. Lead Counsel on six first degree murder prosecutions. Assistant State's Attorney, Champaign County State's Attorney's Office, 1983-1994. Associate, Phebus & Koester (formerly Phebus & Winkelman), 1997-1997. Partner, Phebus & Koester, 1998—.
217-337-1400
Free Consultation
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.6 of 5

Areas of Law

Areas of Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Plaintiff's Professional Negligence
  • Criminal Defense

Peer Reviews (8)

Peer Reviews (8)
BV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Criminal Defense, Civil Litigation, Personal Injury and Civil Liability
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.5/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (8)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 01/14/16
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/10/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/24/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/19/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/18/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/21/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 05/28/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
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Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1982, Illinois
1994, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
1995, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
1996, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
2001, U.S. Supreme Court
Additional Payment Information
Free Initial Consultation
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Drake University Law School
Class of 1981
J.D.
University Attended
University of Iowa
Class of 1979
B.A.
Political Science/Economics
Birth Information
Born in 1956
Ridgewood, New Jersey, July 28, 1956
Associations & Memberships
Champaign County, Illinois State and American Bar Associations; Illinois Trial Lawyers Association; American Trial Lawyers Association.

Community Contributions

Community Contributions
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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Koester & Bradley, LLP
136 West Main Street,
Urbana, IL 61803-2797
U.S.A.
Phone
217-337-1400
Fax
Fax: 217-337-1607
Office Information
Office Information
Thomas Frederick Koester
Member
Koester & Bradley, LLP
136 West Main Street,
Urbana, IL 61803-2797

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Koester & Bradley, LLP (Urbana, Illinois)