Michael F. Doerries
Michael F. Doerries

Michael F. Doerries

Partner

815-527-9425
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Administrative Assistant:

Jenny Walsh
312-596-4909

815-527-9425
vCard | Download Bio | LinkedIn
Administrative Assistant:

Jenny Walsh
312-596-4909

Michael is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Defense practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago and Rockford offices. He defends employers, from small to large, in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. His clients have spanned a variety of industries throughout his career including hospitals, municipalities, staffing agencies and manufacturers.

Having taken many cases to trial and mindful of the expense of protracted cases, Michael strives to expedite all claims. He also provides preventive counseling to mitigate employers’ exposure to potentially complex legal issues. Defense work with municipal clients has given Michael an in-depth understanding of the applicable pension codes surrounding additional benefits payable to Illinois firefighters and police.

Michael authored a chapter analyzing compensability in the seminal “In Course Of” handbook of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Practice program. He regularly presents education seminars on workers’ compensation topics.

Michael serves as President of the Saint Vincent DePaul Conference of St. Michael Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He also volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America, of Three Fires Council.

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1985
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1981

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin
  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Past President 2012
  • Bio

    Michael is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Defense practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago and Rockford offices. He defends employers, from small to large, in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. His clients have spanned a variety of industries throughout his career including hospitals, municipalities, staffing agencies and manufacturers.

    Having taken many cases to trial and mindful of the expense of protracted cases, Michael strives to expedite all claims. He also provides preventive counseling to mitigate employers’ exposure to potentially complex legal issues. Defense work with municipal clients has given Michael an in-depth understanding of the applicable pension codes surrounding additional benefits payable to Illinois firefighters and police.

    Michael authored a chapter analyzing compensability in the seminal “In Course Of” handbook of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Practice program. He regularly presents education seminars on workers’ compensation topics.

    Michael serves as President of the Saint Vincent DePaul Conference of St. Michael Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He also volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America, of Three Fires Council.

  • Practice Areas
  • Credentials

    Education

    • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1985
    • B.S., University of Illinois, 1981

    Admissions

    • Illinois
    • Wisconsin
  • Affiliations
    • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Past President 2012

Bio

Michael is a partner in the Workers’ Compensation Defense practice in Wiedner & McAuliffe’s Chicago and Rockford offices. He defends employers, from small to large, in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. His clients have spanned a variety of industries throughout his career including hospitals, municipalities, staffing agencies and manufacturers.

Having taken many cases to trial and mindful of the expense of protracted cases, Michael strives to expedite all claims. He also provides preventive counseling to mitigate employers’ exposure to potentially complex legal issues. Defense work with municipal clients has given Michael an in-depth understanding of the applicable pension codes surrounding additional benefits payable to Illinois firefighters and police.

Michael authored a chapter analyzing compensability in the seminal “In Course Of” handbook of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Practice program. He regularly presents education seminars on workers’ compensation topics.

Michael serves as President of the Saint Vincent DePaul Conference of St. Michael Church in Wheaton, Illinois. He also volunteers with the Boys Scouts of America, of Three Fires Council.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas:

Workers’ Compensation Claims

Credentials

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1985
  • B.S., University of Illinois, 1981

Admissions

  • Illinois
  • Wisconsin

Affiliations

  • Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Association, Past President 2012