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Koester & Bradley, LLP is Champaign-Urbana's Most Established Personal Injury and Accident Law Firm Since 1895

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The Champaign-Urbana injury and auto accident attorneys at Koester & Bradley, LLP have the focused experience needed to provide exceptional support for a wide range of auto accident injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death litigation.  We lead a dedicated team of legal professionals and implement the latest technology to guide our clients to the highest recoveries possible.  These cases include vehicle wrecks, especially tractor trailers, and other automobiles and ATVs, as well as premises liability injury cases involving slip and fall cases.  Additionally, Koester & Bradley represents individuals and businesses across Illinois with their litigation-and litigation avoidance- needs.  This practice area diversity makes the Koester & Bradley legal team the most agile and responsive law firm in Central Illinois.

At the core of Koester & Bradley's litigation philosophy is tenacious and efficient case management with a focus on delivering the best results as quickly as possible and for a reasonable price.  In order to pursue such a wide range of civil litigation cases in Champaign Urbana and throughout Illinois, Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley have assembled one of the most talented teams of paralegals and support staff in the business, and certainly one of the best in Champaign County.  Further, Koester & Bradley uses the latest legal technology to efficiently represent our personal injury or litigation clients.  Our experienced and dedicated staff, along with our use of best - in - class technology, allow Koester & Bradley to handle complex injury and malpractice cases that most Central Illinois Law Firms cannot handle.  The top-shelf legal staff allows Koester & Bradley, LLP to quickly and efficiently investigate and resolve a wide variety of complex personal injury cases for the home office in Champaign Urbana.

Unlike many law firms in Illinois, when you work with Koester & Bradley you will be in direct contact with the actual attorney handling your case.  You will never be a number at Koester & Bradley.  Since our team of personal injury and accident professionals has such a deep knowledge base, and local connections within the Central Illinois legal and medical community, Koester & Bradley offers a level of experience and personal attention that you simply cannot find at a larger firm.  This means that you can have the best legal representation for your accident or injury case right at home in Central Illinois without hiring a lawyer from Chicago.

Meet the Koester & Bradley Partners and Legal Team Serving the Injured in Champaign County and Across Illinois

Thomas F. Koester


Meticulous, Father of Two, Iowa Hawkeye, Bourbon Connoisseur, Golf Fanatic


Tom Koester Top 100 Illinois Lawyer

Tom Koester Illinois Leading Lawyers


Thomas F. Koester:   After amassing 11 years of experience at the office of the State's Attorney in Champaign, Champaign injury lawyer Thomas F. Koester has worked at the firm for more than a decade, with a focus on civil litigation in wrongful death and personal injury cases, including medical negligence. Learn More About Tom.

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Ryan R. Bradley


Tenacious, Father of Four, loves Horses, Dogs, Art, and Live Music.


Ryan Bradley Illinois Super Lawyer

Ryan Bradley Top 100 Illinois Lawyer

Ryan Bradley Illinois Leading Lawyer

Ryan R. Bradley:   Mr. Bradley focuses his practice primarily on complex personal injury litigation and mass torts, including wrongful death, medical negligence, products liability, and other areas of negligence.  Mr. Bradley leads the Firm's defective product practice and the Firm's business counseling and litigation.  He is a native of the Washington, DC area and is also involved in class action litigation, and has additional experience in family law, environmental law, criminal law, and business litigation.  Ryan is a frequent contributor to Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., The Street, and other business publications. Learn More About Ryan.

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How Can You Speak With a Legal Professional for Free?

Call Koester & Bradley LLP now or click here to fill out an online form.  No matter how you reach out to us, your consultation for your personal injury, medical malpractice, or accident case is free of charge.   Our compassionate and professional legal team understands that when your or a friend or loved one are faced with a legal need or crisis, you need to find the most experienced local counsel. You need an attorney who will not only pursue your case and achieve a recovery, but also knows and understands the particular elements to achieve these goals in the particular region.  Put another way, you need a local attorney.  If you live in Central Illinois, a lawyer from Chicago who is unfamiliar with local custom in the Central Illinois Courts will not be able to serve your needs. 

This is why it is important to know that our Illinois injury legal team is not only appreciated by their past clients, they are also highly respected by their peers.

Get To Know Koester & Bradley's Staff of Legal Professionals

At Koester & Bradley, our staff is the linchpin of our law practice.  With decades of experience, our staff has the expertise and dedication necessary to assist Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley in pursuing recoveries for their clients.  You will find our staff ready, willing and able to assist you through the difficult times in injury litigation with a local touch from our Champaign, Illinois offices.  

Pam Beard

Pam Beard: Legal Assistant to Thomas Koester and Bookkeeper at Koester & Bradley, LLP.  Pam is a graduate of Robert Morris College where she studied to become a legal secretary.  Pam resides in Champaign County with her husband and two children.  She has been working at Koester & Bradley for over twenty-five years. 

Kelly VanLandeghem

Kelly VanLandeghem: Paralegal to Ryan Bradley.  Kelly is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Michigan State University College of Law.  She recently relocated to Champaign County from Las Vegas where she worked primarily with Workers' Compensation clients.  Kelly is an avid Chicago sports fan and adorns her office with Blackhawks and Cubs memorabilia.

Contact Koester & Bradley, LLP

You need a competent and experienced personal injury attorney in Illinois to provide skilled support for your recovery.  You cannot take on large insurance companies such as State Farm, Nationwide, Farmers, Country Companies, Progressive, and Geico on your own.  Our attorneys have the financial and legal resources needed to provide a high level of support—and there is no upfront charge for personal injury cases, which are handled on a contingent fee basis.  If there is no recovery, there is no fee.  Contact us today.

You can also feel free to email the personal injury and negligence lawyers at Koester & Bradley any time, or simply stop by out office in Champaign.  Tom Koester and Ryan Bradley make house calls as well--simply call our office to make arrangements.