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 and Seventh 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 more than two hundred 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, the Federal Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and its sections of Litigation and Labor and Employment Law. He is a former president of the Peoria County Bar Association. He is also a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and its section on Labor and Employment Law, where he was formerly chairman and is its newsletter editor. Mr. Lied is also the chairman of the Illinois State Bar Association Federal Civil Practice Section Council and a 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 - 2016.