Heyl Royster

Practice Groups:

Real Estate

Estate, Wealth and Succession Planning

Liquor Liability/Dramshop

Not-for-Profit Organizations

Trusts and Probate

Office Locations:

Peoria (Downtown), IL

Phone: 309.676.0400

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Education

  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. (1978)
  • Southern Illinois University, B.A. in History (1975)

Year Joined Firm

2022

 

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Bruce Thiemann (Attorney at Law)

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A fourth-generation Peorian, Bruce Thiemann has practiced law in Peoria since 1978. Dedicated and committed to his clients, Bruce focuses his practice on business formation, development, and transactions, as well as contracts, real estate, insurance issues, licensing, and other matters related to the representation of corporations, limited liability companies, and other business entities. In addition, Bruce represents clients in general matters, including real estate, trusts and estates, estate planning matters, and diverse practices.

Bruce practiced with Kavanagh Scully from 2005 to 2022. He then joined Heyl Royster, bringing his 42 years of expertise and focus on representing clients in the abovementioned matters. Before Kavanagh Scully, Bruce was a sole practitioner, a founder of Hafele, Thiemann & Carter, and started his practice with the McConnell Kennedy firm (Quinn Johnston).

Bruce resides in East Peoria and is married to Teri Thiemann, with children and grandchildren in the area.

Bruce served from 1968 to 1970 in the United States Army as a helicopter doorgunner/crewchief with the 7th Squadron, 1st Air Cavalry Regiment, flying missions out of Vinh Long in the former Republic of South Vietnam to suppress activity by the Viet Cong and NVA. Since returning to the real world in 1970, Bruce has worked to raise awareness of the service and sacrifice of Vietnam Veterans.

Bruce was a founding member, and eventual chairman, of the Peoria County Board Sub-Committees. Over twenty years, the group designed, fund-raised, and created the memorials on Courthouse Square to Peoria County residents who lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, and continuing conflicts. Further, Bruce and fellow Heyl attorney, Phil Lenzini, assisted in the creation of the 10th Judicial Circuit Veterans Court.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria County Bar Association

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Supreme Court