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February 2024

  • Mike Weilmuenster recovered $4.5 million on behalf of the Estate of a gentleman who was sexually abused while a student at Freeburg Community Consolidated School District and died by accidental overdose as a result of substance abuse disorder he developed as a result of the abuse.

November 2023

  • Mike Weilmuenster obtained a $6 million recovery on behalf of a gentleman who was sexually abused while he was a student at Freeburg Community Consolidated School District.

September 2023

  • Nate Brown obtained a multi-million dollar settlement against a railroad on behalf of the Estate of a young man who was struck at a unguarded railroad crossing in Southern Illinois.

  • Fred Keck has again been nominated and recommended by his peers (fellow lawyers) as a "2023 Illinois Leading Lawyer". Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois receive the distinction of "Leading Lawyer".

    Fred was again nominated and recommended for his work in:
       - Employment Law
       - Workers' Compensation Law: Employee

May 2023

  • Fred Keck re-appointed as Village Attorney for Freeburg.

    Attorney Fred Keck was re-appointed as Village Attorney for the Village of Freeburg, St. Clair County, Illinois. Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C. has been serving as the Village’s Attorney since 2006.

  • Fred Keck re-appointed as City Attorney for Troy.

    Attorney Fred Keck was re-appointed as City Attorney for the City of Troy, Madison County, Illinois. Mr. Keck has been serving as City Attorney since December of 2010.

September 2022

  • Fred Keck has again been nominated and recommended by his peers (fellow lawyers) as a "2022 Illinois Leading Lawyer". Less than 5% of all lawyers licensed in Illinois receive the distinction of "Leading Lawyer".

    Fred was again nominated and recommended for his work in:
       - Employment Law
       - Workers' Compensation Law: Employee

May 2022

  • Fred Keck re-appointed as Village Attorney for Freeburg.

    Attorney Fred Keck was re-appointed as Village Attorney for the Village of Freeburg, St. Clair County, Illinois. Weilmuenster, Keck & Brown, P.C. has been serving as the Village’s Attorney since 2006.

  • Fred Keck re-appointed as City Attorney for Troy.

    Attorney Fred Keck was re-appointed as City Attorney for the City of Troy, Madison County, Illinois. Mr. Keck has been serving as City Attorney since December of 2010.

April 2022

March 2022

  • Fred Keck nominated/elected as President of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association (ILGLA).

    Attorney Fred Keck, who is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association (ILGLA), was nominated and elected to serve as President of the same organization at its Annual Member Meeting in February. The ILGLA is a non-for-profit professional organization that assists in serving the needs of practicing local government attorneys. Fred is the first attorney from the Fifth Appellate Court District to serve as the President of ILGLA since Doug Gruenke, who now serves as an Associate Circuit Court Judge in the newly drawn Fourth Judicial Circuit, held the same position.

February 2022

  • New lawsuits filed against Freeburg Community Consolidated School District #70 for childhood sexual abuse victims.

    Mike Weilmuenster recently filed two new lawsuits against Freeburg Community Consolidated School District #70 and its past school board president, Herschel Parrish. These two individuals were victims of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of Robin Hawkins, a former teacher and administrator at the school. This is the latest in several lawsuits which our firm has brought on behalf of victims of childhood sexual abuse against this school district.

  • $5.7 million settlement obtained for injured construction worker.

    Mike Weilmuenster obtained a settlement in the amount of $5.7 million for a construction worker who fell when a portion of the roof he was working on at the City Foundry Site in St. Louis, MO collapsed. He fell approximately 20 feet and sustained injury to his spine.