Bleyer and Bleyer

Bleyer and Bleyer

AV-rated Marion, IL Attorneys Providing skilled and effective legal services since 1954

Firm Overview

Established in 1954, Bleyer & Bleyer provides advice and counsel for litigation and trials in state and federal courts in the areas of insurance defense of automobile accidents, products liability, litigation and federal civil rights claims. When clients throughout Southern Illinois need strategic and workable solutions to make the best out of a tough situation, they turn to our law firm.

Our partners, James B. Bleyer and Joseph A. Bleyer, have both earned AV Preeminent Peer Review Ratings by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for their professionalism and ethics. Our attorneys have more than 95 years of combined experience, enabling us to anticipate and tackle your unique concerns and challenges.

The members of our firm have concentrated in the practice of insurance defense litigation since 1955, representing clients in state and federal courts throughout Southern Illinois.

Bleyer & Bleyer regularly handles:
-Insurance defense
-Worker's compensation
-Insurance bad faith
-Local government torts
-Civil rights

Emphasizing skill and experience
At Bleyer & Bleyer, our attorneys take a multi-disciplinary approach to problem solving. We use our broad knowledge base to strategically leverage your legal position. We also consider appellate decisions and precedents to be the beginning of the problem-solving process, not the end. While no law firm can guarantee a favorable result, we proactively apply our experience to pursue your interests assertively and with integrity.

Main Office

Main Office
601 West Jackson Street, P.O. BOX 487
Marion, IL 62959-0487



Workers Compensation

The Law Offices of Bleyer & Bleyer will represent your Workers Compensation legal matters.

Skilled attorneys protecting Illinois workers
When you are injured or become ill at your workplace or a work-related activity, regardless of whether the injury or illness occurred in connection with your job, you may be eligible for worker's compensation. You are entitled to worker's compensation benefits even in the absence of your employer's fault or negligence.

The experienced attorneys at Bleyer & Bleyer in Marion have helped workers get fair compensation for injuries and illnesses sustained in the workplace since 1954. They help workers obtain coverage for their worker's compensation claims, including:
-Compensation for permanent disability
-Dependents' recovery for worker's death
-Lost wages or salary
-Rehabilitation expenses
-Retraining costs

Waiving worker's compensation
Accepting worker's compensation limits your rights to other remedies against a negligent employer. A personal injury claim can include compensation for general damages and pain and suffering, whereas a worker's compensation claim cannot. At Bleyer & Bleyer, our attorneys are skilled at analyzing whether you should waive your worker's compensation claim and seek recovery for negligence in civil court, and if you should also pursue a negligent third party.

Appealing worker's compensation decisions
If your worker's compensation claim is denied, you have a limited time to appeal the decision. Bleyer & Bleyer can help you successfully maneuver through the complex bureaucratic process of appealing to the Illinois worker's compensation board.

Joseph B. Bleyer

Bleyer and Bleyer

Practice areas
-Insurance defense
-Government tort liability
-Civil rights defense
-Worker's compensation defense

Associations and memberships
-Williamson County Bar Association
-Illinois State Bar Association
-American Bar Association
-Illinois Association of Defense Trial Council

Representative cases
-Vaughn v. West Frankfort, 166 Ill.2d 155, 651 N.E.2d 1115
-Brown v. Baker, 284 Ill.App.3d 401, 672 N.E.2d 69
-Maxton v. Garegnani, 255 Ill.App.3d 291, 627 N.E.2d 723
-Smith v. Donna, 243 Ill.App.3d 961, 612 N.E.2d 1045

Biographical details
-Phi Alpha Delta (Treasurer, 1985)
-Beta Alpha Psi


Southern Illinois University