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Craig S. Mielke

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Geneva, IL

Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC
10 W. State Street, Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134
Phone: 630-232-7450
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Illinois Since: 1980
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Eminent Domain, Employment & Labor: Employee
Attorney Profile

A former member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee, Craig S. Mielke handles cases of workers’ compensation, complex litigation, eminent domain, law enforcement, organized labor and personal injury as an attorney with Foote, Mielke, Chavez & O’Neil, LLC. Admitted to practice in Illinois and before the United States Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, he now devotes 100 percent of his practice to litigation.

Mr. Mielke is part of the labor relations matters team at the firm, which also includes police union contracts. With experience in dozens of cases that went to trial before a jury, he was named to the Leading Lawyers in 2017 and selected by his peers for the same honor in 2018.

With a Bachelor of Science earned in 1977 from the University of Illinois, Mr. Mielke then attended the University of Illinois College of Law, obtaining a Juris Doctor in 1980. His goal is to help those who are going through a difficult time in life on both an emotional and a professional level; he recognizes that happy clients are the best advertisements and testament to his work.

Chairman of the civil practice committee of the Kane County Bar Association, Mr. Mielke is also a member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, the American Association for Justice, the Kane County Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association. He has published works in West Suburban Living as a Top Personal Injury Lawyer and gives back to the community with his work with the Fox Valley Girl Scouts and the Anderson Animal Shelter.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Workers' Compensation: Claimant
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10%Eminent Domain
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee


4 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022

About Craig S. Mielke

First Admitted: 1980, Illinois

Professional Webpage:

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Fox Valley Girl Scouts
  • Anderson Animal Shelter

Educational Background

  • University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, B.S., 1977

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • "Raising the Bar: These Are the Legal Pros Other Lawyers Would Call If They Ever Needed Special Help."
  • Top Personal Injury Lawyers, Western Suburbs West Suburban Living, January/February, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Kane County Bar Association, Civil Practice Committee, Chairman
  • Illinois Supreme Court Committee for Civil Jury Instructions, 1997-2000
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Member
  • Illinois, 1980
  • Kane County Bar Association, Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois

Representative Clients

  • Association of Professional Police Officers (Aurora police union) Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association (Elgin and Rockford police unions; Kane County sheriff deputies and correctional officers unions)
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Office Location for Craig S. Mielke

10 W. State Street
Suite 200
Geneva, IL 60134

Phone: 630-232-7450

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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