Mr. Lied focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law and related litigation and immigration law, representing employers.

He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign where he received a B.S. in Psychology in 1975 and an M.A. from the University's Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations in 1977. In 1983, Mr. Lied received his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

He is admitted to practice in both Michigan and Illinois and to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Claims, the Sixth, Seventh and District of Columbia Circuit Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana and the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Lied has written nearly 300 articles for various publications, as well as several chapters in publications of the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education. He is a regular lecturer on various legal topics.

Mr. Lied is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He is also a member of the American Bar Association and its sections of Litigation and Labor and Employment Law and was appointed Co-Chair of the Trial Evidence Committee for the 2017-2018 bar year. He is a former president of the Peoria County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and was formerly chairman of its Labor and Employment Law Section Council and is its current newsletter editor. Mr. Lied was also formerly the chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association Federal Civil Practice Section Council and is a current member of the Standing Committee on Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Lied is a member of the Leading Lawyers network and has been selected as an Illinois Super Lawyer for the period 2007 - 2017.


Michael R. Lied

One Technology Plaza, Suite 600
211 Fulton Street
Peoria, IL 61602-1350
Office: (309) 999-6311
Cell: (309) 696-0604
Fax: (309) 672-1568