Attorney Profiles

Phillip A. Theis
Attorney At Law

Phone: (618) 931-6500
Fax: (618) 931-3747


University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, AR
Juris Doctorate of Law and Master of Business Administration Degrees (May, 1989)

Bradley University
Peoria, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Finance Major (May, 1985)


Arkansas Law Review
Sigma Iota Epsilon Honorary Management Society
University of Arkansas Dean’s List
Cum Laude Honor Graduate, Bradley University
Financial Mgmt. Assoc. National Honor Society
Bradley University Dean’s List
1981 Illinois State Scholar

Extracurricular Activities

Delta Theta Phi Legal Fraternity
Student Bar Association
Graduate Business Association
Campus Computer Users Group
Delta Tau Delta Social Fraternity, Treasurer
Student Marketing and Research Team
Hospitality Corps Volunteer
Bradley University Ice Hockey Club

Work Experience

President and Owner of Theis Law Firm
May, 1990 -present
Primary areas of legal practice include:

Real Estate and Property                                                   
Title Insurance                                                                       
Escrow Closings                                                                                             
Wills,Trusts and Estate Planning                                       
Estate Administration                                                                         
Probate Law                                                                               
Elder Law                                                                                       
General Practice                                                                       
Family Law                                                                              
Business/ Corporate Law                                                        
Commercial Law                                                                    
Alternative Dispute Resolution  (Arbitration and Mediation)
Banking and Finance
Lending and Secured Transactions
Mortgages and Foreclosures
Construction Law
Commercial Leasing
Land Use and Zoning
Landlord/ Tenant
Real Estate (Ad Valorem) Taxes
Tax Deeds         

Owner of Pontoon Title Company
May, 1990- present
Issuing Agent for Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. Providing Real Estate Title Insurance and Escrow Closing Services.

Associate Attorney at Brown, James and Rabbitt Law Firm, St. Louis, MO.
September 1989-May 1990
Concentrating in Insurance Defense and Commercial Litigation

Law Student Intern in Real Estate Development Department at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Corporate Headquarters
Bentonville, Arkansas
January 1989-May 1989

Southwestern Illinois College-Adjunct Professor
Sanford Brown College-Adjunct Professor
Arbitrator for Third Judicial Circuit Court, Illinois

Past/Present Memberships/Community Involvement

Illinois State Bar Association
Madison County Bar Association
Tri-City Bar Association
Granite City Board of Realtors
Illinois Real Estate Broker License
Illinois Real Estate Lawyers Association
People’s Law School Speaker
The Granite City Optimist Club
Head Coach, Collinsville High School Ice Hockey Team
Youth Soccer Coach
American Red Cross

Have lectured to community groups, taught continuing legal education classes, served as Illinois State Bar
Association People’s Law School presenter, and drafted seminar materials.