Bruce Thiemann is a member of Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C. He has practiced law in Peoria since 1978. Bruce joined the firm in 2005 and previously practiced as a sole practitioner. Civil litigation, corporate, real estate, insurance defense, licensing, trust and estate, and municipal cases and clients have all formed Bruce's area of concentration.
A fourth generation Peorian, Bruce is a 1967 graduate of Woodruff High School. Following high school he attended Cornell College and Illinois State University before joining the Army where he served as a Helicopter Door Gunner with the 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam in 1969.
Following service, Bruce attended Illinois Central College, Bradley University, and Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1975.
Bruce then attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, New England School of Law in Boston, and Washington College of Law of the American University in Washington, D.C. where he received his Juris Doctor Degree in 1978. He is admitted to practice law in all Illinois State Courts, and is admitted in the United States Supreme Court, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and the Central and Northern District Federal Courts.
For 7 years, Bruce worked tirelessly to make the Peoria County WWI and WWII veteran's memorial a reality. As of 2011, Bruce began working to honor the veterans of Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq and with the new Peoria County Veteran's Memorial that is well underway. A champion for Veterans, Bruce has also donated countless hours of his time to assisting in the set up of the 10th Judicial Circuit Veteran's Court.
A resident of East Peoria since 1986, Bruce and his wife, Teri, have two children, Bob and Maggie, and one grandchild. Bruce has been active in local Veterans' activities including spearheading the WWI and WWII Memorial on the Courthouse Square in Peoria, Illinois.
30% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit, 1979
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1979
U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois Trial Bar, 1988
U.S. Supreme Court, 1984
American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, District of Columbia, 1978
J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, 1975
B.A., Bachelor of Arts
Midwest Technical Institute
Preckshot Professional Pharmacy
Perley Cable Communications
Mordue Moving and Storage
Bradfield's Computer Supply
Peoria Yellow Checker Cab
Digital Copy Systems
Frame Material Supply
South Side Trust & Savings Bank
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Peoria County Bar Association, 1978 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association, 1978 - Present
Past Employment Positions:
Bruce Thiemann, Attorney, Attorney/Owner, 1991 - 2005
Hafele, Thiemann & Carter, Partner, 1987 - 1991
Bruce Thiemann, Attorney, Attorney/Owner, 1982 - 1987
Quinn, Johnston, Henderson & Pretorius, Associate, 1978 - 1982
Pro Bono Activities:
Various Veterans' Groups and activities, 1978 - Present