Firm Overview

Theis Law Firm,  P. C.  engages in the general practice of law primarily in Madison County and St. Clair County, Illinois.    
Our Firm was established in 1968 and continues to represent our clients in the way they expect and deserve – with our total
commitment of fairness, loyalty,  and with the highest ethical standards.
Areas of Practice

We are available to practice in the following areas of law:

  • Estate Planning
  • Elder Law
  • Guardianships & Conservatorships
  • Living Wills
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Insurance Law
  • Title Insurance
  • Real Estate Law
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Leasing
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Conveyancing
  • Land Use & Zoning
  • Landlord/ Tenant
  • Property ( Ad Valorem ) Tax
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Banks
  • Lending & Secured Transactions
  • Loan Workouts
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Collections & Repossessions
  • Contracts
  • Business Organizations
  • Formation & Business Planning
  • Non-Profit & Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Business Successions
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Contracts
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Unfair Competition

Firm’s Commitment

The Firm is committed to the continuing education of the attorney and staff.  The attorney regularly participates either as
an instructor or attendee at seminars given by professional bar association groups in furtherance of his continuing legal
education.   The relationship between the client and the Firm is based upon complete trust and confidence.  On a regular
basis, the firm provides its clients with information on the progress of their legal matters and copies of important
documents and pleadings. The Firm’s office reflects state-of-the-art technology in office equipment and computer
systems.  The attorney is assisted by trained legal secretaries and an escrow closer to ensure the prompt, economical
delivery of legal and title services to clients.

Our Policies and Fees

Firm Policy requires the attorney to discuss any fee arrangement before the client’s legal matter is accepted so that the
attorney and client develop a mutually agreed basis for determining the fee.  In most cases, fees are based on time,
value, and the responsibility involved.  Some work is done on an hourly basis.  For other matters, a flat fee is appropriate.
In some cases, fees are charged on a contingent fee basis, in which the fee for legal services is a percentage of the
amount of money obtained for the client.  Generally, the Firm’s fees are billed on a monthly basis; in some cases however,
the fee is payable upon completion of the work.  In addition, for some matters, the Firm’s policy requires an advance
payment, known as an initial retainer.