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Michael Dwyer Theisen

Probate Attorney at Chicago, IL

5.0   48 reviews

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About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Probate
    50%
    Locating and Recovering Unclaimed Property and Lost Inheritances

    13 years, 500 cases

  2. Real estate
    50%

    13 years, 500 cases

I concentrate on two areas of law.

First, I help guide people who are selling their homes from signing the contract to the closing on the house. I don't charge an hourly rate, and I don't ask for a retainer. I work on a flat fee, and that flat fee is only due if the home closes.  Usually, the attorney fee is in the range of $500.

Second, I help people locate and recover lost inheritances and unclaimed property. I don't charge an hourly rate, and I don't ask for a retainer. I work on a contingency fee. That means I get paid only if the client gets his unclaimed property. Usually, the contingency fee is 25%-33%.

If you have a question, the consultation is free.

You can find more information at  and  

Prior to practicing law, I served in the White House and on several presidential and gubernatorial campaigns.

Today, I live in the northern suburbs of Chicago with my wife Lauryn and our three daughters.

 

About Our Law Firm

Our law firm was founded in 1867 and has operated continuously since then. In fact, it is the second oldest law firm in Chicago.

Our main office is located at LaSalle and Madison in Chicago, just down the street from Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park.

The firm maintains a diverse practice and provides legal counsel to individuals, families and corporate clients. Please visit our website at .

 

 

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Licensed for 12 years
State WI
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2020
Updated 12/05/2022
State IL
Status Active And Authorized To Practice Law
Acquired 2010
Updated 01/06/2023

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

Contact Michael

Tews, Theisen & Tuttle
1 N La Salle St Ste 3000
Chicago, IL, 60602-4024
Tews Theisen & Tuttle
1701 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL, 60025
Tews Theisen & Tuttle
100 S. Saunders Road
Lake Forest, IL, 60045
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Reviews

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Posted by Rob | November 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Much thanks
I was contacted by Mr Theisen regarding an inheritance that my father had. Skeptical at first and after quite a few letters from the law firm I contacted Mr Theisen to obtain more information. Much to my surprise this was not a scam. Thanks to Mr Theisen I received money I never knew about and I know we can all use extra money. If Mr Theisen reaches out to you, don't hesitate to contact him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unclaimed property
My father passed away 20 years ago and left unclaimed funds behind that I was not aware of until I randomly checked a missing money website. Well, well, well... nice surprise. Need a lawyer! I didn't know of one, especially out of state. I found Mr. Theisen on Facebook!! This was an easy process on my part thanks to Mr. Theisen. Highly recommend! Thank you.
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Posted by Mike W. | August 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great service for reasonable fee
Mr. Theisen helped me with an inheritance issue. Keep me updated on all steps of the process. Very pleased with the services. I recommend Mr. Theisen.
Posted by Dawn | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional and proficient!
Mr. Theisen took care of an inheritance issue for my brother and I. He was thorough and professional. We didn’t have to worry about anything because he took care of it all. He is also extremely friendly and answers you back immediately when called or emailed. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.
Posted by John | June 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience
I’m not exactly sure how he was able to do this, but Michael found out that my sister and I were owed a substantial inheritance from our grandfather’s trust. He found us and let us know that he could help. I was absolutely dubious, but I’m very happy to say that I was mistaken. He made the entire process simple. And he even let me know from the start that, if I was uncomfortable, we could stop the process at any time. I can’t thank him enough for helping us right as the pandemic had certainly wreaked its havoc on our finances.
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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer!
Michael is an outstanding lawyer. He discovered a lost inheritance that I was owed. He sent me a letter with a form to complete and return. It authorized him to file a petition to obtain the necessary documents and deliver the funds to me. With his research and professionalism, I was able to receive a sizable settlement I didn't even know existed. Thank you Michael.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a welcome surprise!!
I received a letter from Michael stating I had an unclaimed inheritance from my father. After checking him out and making sure it wasn’t a scam, I hired him to complete the process. He was so friendly and professional, that I highly recommend and trust him to do business with!
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unclaimed inheritance
Very happy with the process. I was contacted about unclaimed inheritance. Mr. Thiesen made it very easy. Would highly recommend him for all your needs.
Posted by Jeanett | February 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful
Out of the blue I receive this call regarding and inheretance that I was unaware of. Of course I was not sure, but was open, after researching my self
Posted by Tammy Thompson | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Theisen
I had received a letter from Michael Theisen regarding an estate that had been left to my grandma unbeknownst to us it existed Michael had searched us out gave us easy instructions on what to do within a month had a check he made it super easy He was very professional I would definitely use Michael Theissen thanks Michael
Posted by Mary | November 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Michael Theisen
Because I am a skeptic, it took me a year to respond to Michael Theisen's letter informing me that as my brother's sole heir I was entitled to unclaimed funds due to him years before. Once I responded, Michael kept me informed, and yesterday I received a substantial check. It was painless and efficient. Thank you, Michael.
Posted by anonymous | April 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful news
Mr. Theisen delivered a wonderful gift and memory of or Mother nearly 20 years after her passing. Very considerate, experienced and professional. His service enabled us to share this memory with our children and their families.
Posted by George | March 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Micheal Theisen
Mr. Theisen worked on a inheritance for me. With that task at hand, I found he was exceptional with all the details involved keeping me updated and timely. I will hire him again for sure if there us a need again. Thank you Sir, George Owen
Posted by Victor | March 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lost Inheritance
Michael was professional, thorough, and efficient in recovering a lost inheritance. I also appreciated his prompt replies to all of my questions.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Money recovery
He recovered the money owed to me quickly as he said. Did everything in a timely manner.
Posted by Gloria | January 6, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Help
Received e-mail about when the checks were being mailed out in August. As of December I did not receive anything. Called and spoke to Mr. Theisen about the problem. He jumped on the problem and found out the check got lost in the mail. He issued a new check and Fed-Exed it. Received the check the next day. Very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism
I enjoyed working with Mike to recover money from my aunts estate that I otherwise would not have known was available. He was very knowledgeable , personable, and efficient with his services as it was a very seamless experience. I would definitely recommend his services!
Posted by Jacob | October 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
I hired Michael to collect an inheritance.At that moment I was in a tough spot coming out of the Covid shut down. He made the process quick and aggravation free. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jill | September 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Unclaimed Money
I received a letter from Mike which stated that he had found unclaimed money that I was entitled to. Initial thought was "Yeah OK". Well I did contact him and low and behold from the date I contacted him I had 10,000 + in my hand within 3 weeks. If you receive any correspondence from him I highly suggest you follow up. Would not hesitate to contact Mike in the future..
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Posted by Ann Marie | July 24, 2020
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My Mothers estate
For years I've been trying to find away to get access to my mothers estate,there was no one that sounded truthful,Michael Theisen contacted me and I could tell he was the one that I could trust,the case was in Wisconsin,and I'm in IL,he got everything done fast,He's an attorney that you can trust,and I can't thank him enough.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Tews Theisen & Tuttle
  • 2009 - Present
  • Intern
  • The White House
  • 2005 - 2005

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign
  • BA,
  • 2005

Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Illinois Rising Stars
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020

Attorney endorsements

Received (1)
Given (8)
Endorse Michael
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've worked with Mike on many cases over the years. He is an outstanding and extremely knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer and highly recommend him."

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Chicago Probate Lawyer Michael Dwyer Theisen
Michael Dwyer Theisen
Probate Attorney
Chicago, IL
Licensed for 12 years