Frank J. Wiedner (Retired)

Founding Partner

Frank co-founded Wiedner & McAuliffe in 1973, launching a two attorney workers’ compensation defense firm. Under his and John McAuliffe’s guidance, the firm grew tremendously and today has more than 70 attorneys practicing throughout the Midwest. Now retired, Frank began his legal practice in 1949 with an emphasis on civil litigation, quickly transitioning to workers’ compensation in 1956. A pioneering member of the Illinois State Bar Association, he was the former Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and a frequent faculty member for ISBA and IICLE lectures. Frank understood the importance of teaching the young attorneys in the firm. He was a devoted mentor, thus ensuring the success of future generations practicing in the firm he co-founded.

 

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., DePaul University

AV® Preeminent™ Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

  • Bio

    Frank co-founded Wiedner & McAuliffe in 1973, launching a two attorney workers’ compensation defense firm. Under his and John McAuliffe’s guidance, the firm grew tremendously and today has more than 70 attorneys practicing throughout the Midwest. Now retired, Frank began his legal practice in 1949 with an emphasis on civil litigation, quickly transitioning to workers’ compensation in 1956. A pioneering member of the Illinois State Bar Association, he was the former Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and a frequent faculty member for ISBA and IICLE lectures. Frank understood the importance of teaching the young attorneys in the firm. He was a devoted mentor, thus ensuring the success of future generations practicing in the firm he co-founded.

     

  • Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
    • B.A., DePaul University
  • Accolades

    AV® Preeminent™ Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell

Bio

Frank co-founded Wiedner & McAuliffe in 1973, launching a two attorney workers’ compensation defense firm. Under his and John McAuliffe’s guidance, the firm grew tremendously and today has more than 70 attorneys practicing throughout the Midwest. Now retired, Frank began his legal practice in 1949 with an emphasis on civil litigation, quickly transitioning to workers’ compensation in 1956. A pioneering member of the Illinois State Bar Association, he was the former Chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and a frequent faculty member for ISBA and IICLE lectures. Frank understood the importance of teaching the young attorneys in the firm. He was a devoted mentor, thus ensuring the success of future generations practicing in the firm he co-founded.

 

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., DePaul University College of Law
  • B.A., DePaul University

Accolades

AV® Preeminent™ Attorney by Martindale-Hubbell