Kurt Bickes

In 1985, Kurt Bickes joined the Decatur, Illinois law firm of Rosenberg, Rosenberg, Bickes, Johnson & Richardson as an Associate. Over the past 35 years, Kurt has built a thriving civil practice, concentrating in civil litigation, family law, construction litigation, real estate, estate planning and mediation. Kurt Bickes is presently a partner in the “AV-rated” Decatur, Illinois law firm of Bickes, Wilson & Moss as well as a founding partner of the McCarthy-Bickes Mediation Center, a full service mediation practice.  Kurt has been voted the Herald and Review Reader’s Choice Award #1 Best Lawyer in 2016-2020.

1982 – Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

1985 – Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD), Southern Illinois School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois

1996 – Forty (40) hour Performance Based Mediation Skills Training, CDR Associates, Boulder, Colorado

2005 – Forty (40) hour Civil Court Mediation Training, Mediation Resources, Charleston, South Carolina

1985- Present –  Extensive legal and mediation continuing education.

Executive Committee Member,  Decatur Bar Association

Member, Illinois State Bar Association

Member, Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Member, Association for Conflict Resolution

Member, Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Decatur, Illinois

Commission Member, United Lutheran Mission Association

Board of Trustees, Walther Theological Seminary

Board of Directors, Staley Credit Union, Decatur, Illinois

Thom Moss

Thom Moss began his legal career over 45 years ago as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Macon County, Illinois. In 1978 Thom entered into private practice as an Associate with the law firm of Monroe, Wilson Dyar, Houchen, McDonald and Taylor, and subsequently became a partner at Bickes, Wilson & Moss, concentrating in civil litigation, bank law, business law, real estate, probate, class action defense and statewide prosecution of low income housing property tax appeals. Thom has practiced in Illinois Circuit Courts, the Illinois Appellate and Supreme Courts, U.S. District Courts and has appeared in the Supreme Court of the United States.

1970 – Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) University of Illinois

1975 – Present – Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) The John Marshall Law School

1975 – Present – Extensive legal continuing education

Decatur Bar Association, Member

Illinois State Bar Association, Member

Illinois Bankers Association, Member

Meals on Wheels, Past Board Member and Past President

Greater Decatur Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member


Business & Corporate Law  •  Civil Litigation  •   Divorce & Family Law  •   Probate 

Estate Planning, Wills & Trusts  •  Mediation  •  Real Estate

In all areas of our legal practice, our attorneys and staff are fully dedicated to our clients as they walk through and plan for complicated and difficult phases of life,
and we accomplish this time and again by openly communicating with our clients, setting realistic goals, meeting continued client needs, and getting desired results.


Bickes, Wilson & Moss has been voted the Herald and Review Reader’s Choice Award #1 Best Law Firm in 2017-2020.


Liz Lindsey

Carissa Koester

Wendy Bickes

Bunny Crist

The qualified and friendly staff here at Bickes, Wilson & Moss are always ready and available to meet the diverse needs of our practice.
Each member
of our legal team brings years of professional and legal experiences to their
roles and provide knowledgeable support to our attorneys, clients and visitors.



Millikin Court Building
132 S Water St, Suite 420
Decatur, IL 62523-2307