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 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
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.
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