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Koester & Bradley is the Most Established Accident and Injury Law Firm in Central Illinois

Champaign Urbana Injury Lawyers Koester & Bradley

The Champaign-Urbana personal injury law firm of Koester & Bradley, LLP began in Champaign County Illinois and traces its roots back to 1895 when it was founded by F.M. Green and his son, Henry I. Green. Though the original firm was a full service law firm offering estate services, business guidance, and general litigation, since the beginning the firm, now known as Koester & Bradley in its latest iteration focused much of its efforts on assisting those injured by the negligence of others. The original office was located in downtown Champaign and fell victim to fire in the middle of the 20th Century. Since the early 1950s, the firm’s main office was located downtown in Urbana, Illinois. Presently, the office is in Champaign on the corner of Springfield Ave. and Pine Street in Historic Champaign. From the beginning, a substantial portion of Koester & Bradley’s work has been in the field of civil litigation ranging from business and commercial litigation to personal injury.

Why is Koester & Bradley’s History so Important?

There are few if any law firms focusing on personal injury and medical malpractice that have roots in the Central Illinois community that stretch back as far as Koester & Bradley.  For over 125 years our firm has remained tied to the Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois community. Many of the relationships with our clients go back for generations.  With these roots comes a deep understanding of our community.  Along the way our team of Illinois accident lawyers has also made valuable connections that are necessary to represent clients in this part of the state.  Koester & Bradley’s history and connections put us in a unique position to achieve the best results for our clients.

After an Injury in Central Illinois, You do not Need a Lawyer From a “Big City.”

Many personal injury law firms out of Chicago and St. Louis, and as far as Indianapolis, advertise in Central Illinois.  These firms are almost always out of touch with the local community and unable to provide the level of service that Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois residents demand.  These firms treat every client as a number and will not be here for their clients in the long-run.  Koester & Bradley will.

Koester & Bradley is Tied to the Community

Although many years have passed since the Firm’s inception, the guiding principles have remained constant. We strive to provide the highest level of representation and counseling to our clients at the time they need it most–after a serious personal injury  or auto accident. Koester & Bradley is both proud of  its long history in Champaign-Urbana and Central Illinois. The firm devotes a great deal of time educating the community on a variety of issues and advocating for consumer protection. You will certainly see the firm’s partners Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley around the community whether watching a show at the Krannert Center or volunteering at a local charity.

If you or a loved one or friend has been injured in a car or trucking accident, due to medical malpractice, or by a dangerous of defective drug, reach out to Koester & Bradley for protection when you need it most.

Client Reviews

I had an automobile accident with substantial injuries that made it difficult to leave my house. Tom and Ryan both came to my home to meet with me on may occasions and got be a very good settlement.

Jan Mitchel

These guys are solid for personal injury cases. I have referred a number of auto accident cases to them fro friends and family and they have done an excellent job and recovered more than I would have thought...

Quick Fit

I worked with Tom Koester on my auto accident case. He treated me with respect and recovered enough money that it made a positive impact on my life. I met Ryan Bradley the other partner since the firm works on...

William Monroe

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