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Craig Steven Mielke

Workers compensation Attorney at Geneva, IL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Craig

Learn Craig’s areas of practice.

Craig S. Mielke, brings a balance to a firm that already prides itself on a natural cohesiveness.

Admitted to the Illinois State and U.S. District Court Bars in 1980 after earning his law degree from the University of Illinois where he completed his undergraduate studies in 1977. Born in Oak Park in 1955, Mielke has taken on thousands of workers’ compensation cases, gone to jury trials on dozens of cases and been a part of nearly 70 cases heard by the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts and U.S. District Courts and Seventh Circuit Appellate Courts.

Mielke is also a part of the firm’s team that works on labor relations matters, including police union contracts. One of his most satisfying efforts was the firm’s work with the Aurora police union. “We’re very proud of Aurora, in particular,” Mielke explains. “We believe they have one of the best contracts in Illinois.”

“Workers’ compensation vary dramatically in size and difficulty, so we can take the smaller cases,” he said. “We try to be of service to all clients big and small.” As it relates to personal injury cases, Mielke agrees with the philosophy of his partners: Doing the best you can, on a professional and emotional level, for people dealing with a difficult time in their lives. “A happy client is our best advertiser to the outside,” he said.

Mielke currently serves as chairman of the Kane County Bar Association’s Civil Practice Committee. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. From 1997 to 2000, Mielke served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions. Mielke has done work within the community for the Anderson Animal Shelter and the Fox Valley Girl Scouts.

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Location

Foote, Mielke, Chavez and O'Neil, LLC
10 West State Street.
Suite. 200
Geneva, IL, 60134
Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O'Neil, LLC
55 West Wacker
9th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, accessible, and thorough
I hired Craig for a disability pension case. Craig walked my wife and me through every step of the process. Whenever we had questions, Craig got back to us in a very timely manner, most times we received an answer the same day. Craig took the stress out of the legal process, which we can't thank him enough for. We couldn't be more satisfied with his work and genuine kind heart.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgable, Responsive and Easy to Work With
Craig and his staff were professional and responsive. They answered all questions we had without delay and handled our claim in a professional and efficient manner. We would surely recommend him to any of our friends or family who needed an attorney for workers comp or employment/labor issues. Top notch firm! Thanks for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2018
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Seasoned professional
Craig is a very skilled and gifted W/C attorney who was able to navigate the BS my employer was selling after a work place injury. He provided upfront case information, face to face meetings were easy to book, and was able to reach a reasonable settlement. His open and honest no none sense demeanor made a difficult situation manageable. I hope to never go through this again but Craig would be my choice again. Thank u to Craig and to Kerri his assistant.
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Posted by John | September 29, 2016
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Craig and staff
Constantly followed up and more importantly kept me informed. Most accommodating when asked for face to face meetings. Explained legal process in detail and made sure I understood each step. Was very receptive to my thoughts and concerns. I more than highly recommend Craig!!
Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Craig Mielke
The service provided by Craig Mielke and his staff was everything I could hope for. He handled a complicated case with ease, and did everything in his power to ensure a good outcome. His experience in personal injury and workman's compensation cases was invaluable. He made a difficult situation much easier to deal with. I would highly recommend him and his staff.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Craig handled my wc claim very professionally. Clearly explained the process and time frame. He kept my employer from taking advantage of me and secured me a great settlement. Craig is well versed on the wc laws and took the time to make sure I updated regularly on my case. I highly recommend Craig for for any wc issues and will surely retain him again if needed.
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Posted by Dulce | September 17, 2014
Excellent Trial Attorney
Attorney Craig Mielke helped me with my hearing and the outcome was outstanding. He is a very experienced trial attorney, determined and caring. He walked me through every step in my legal matter.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Foote Meyers Mielke & Flowers
  • 2000 - 2012

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1980
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • SPRINGBORN vs. VILLAGE OF SUGAR GROVE: 2013 IL App (2d) 120861,
  • Court affirmed police officer's right to health coverage.
  • DIAZ vs. ILLINOIS WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION: 2013 IL App (2d) 120294WC
  • Court affirmed police officer's rights to benefits.

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Kane County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Civil Practice Comittee
  • chairmen
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Workers' Compensation Committee
  • chairmen
  • 1998 - 2000
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2015
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2014
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2013
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2012
  • Leading Lawyer
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2011
  • Leading Lawyers
  • Leading Lawyers Network
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1984
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Trial Presentation and Writing Recommended Decisions- Tips & Techniques
  • 2014
  • 2013 Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Workers' Compensation Update
  • 2013
  • 2012 Civil Practice Seminar
  • Civil Practice Update
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Craig
Workers compensation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Since I do not handle personal injury or workers compensation cases myself, I refer them to Craig, because I know he will look into every avenue of relief for the client. I know that he will maximize the amount of recovery. For my clients, this is the best endorsement I can make."
Workers compensation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Geneva Workers compensation Lawyer Craig Steven Mielke
Craig Steven Mielke
Workers compensation Attorney
Geneva, IL
Licensed for 43 years
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