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.
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.