Foster Mother Arrested for Murder Two Months after Spiros Law, P.C. Filed Civil Suit
Heather Lamie, foster mother, was arrested Friday night for the death of 4-year-old Kianna Rudesill. On April 30, 2013 Spiros Law, P.C filed a six count complaint against the two foster parents, and the Baby Fold in connection with the death of a four-year-old girl. Kianna Rudesill died on May 4, 2011. The Peoria County coroner’s jury ruled the death a homicide, and listed the cause of death as subdural hematoma, cerebral injuries and blunt trauma of the head. The case sat dormant for two years until Spiros attorneys were retained and filed a civil lawsuit. Thereafter, formal criminal charges were filed.
Miranda L. Soucie Becomes Partner at SPIROS LAW, P.C. – 05/09/2013
James D. Spiros and Sandra K. Loeb are pleased to announce Miranda L. Soucie as the newest partner of Spiros Law, P.C. Miranda joined Spiros Law in October of 2010 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Miranda is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA), Illinois State Bar Association, East Central Illinois Women Attorneys Association (ECIWAA), and Vermilion County Bar Association. Miranda serves on the ITLA legislative committee and executive board of ECIWAA. Miranda regularly mentors law students at the University of Illinois.
Spiros Law, P.C. offers experienced representation in a variety of personal injury cases, including medical negligence, workplace injuries, serious traffic and trucking accidents, nursing home neglect and abuse, and wrongful death.
Paul Popovic, first year attorney at Spiros law, has first trial victory affirmed on appeal in front of the Worker’s Compensation commission.
One of our worker’s compensation clients was recently denied necessary surgical treatment for a back injury. At the trial court, the Arbitrator ruled in our client’s favor, finding that the treatment was reasonable and medically necessary. This did not stop the employer, however, who appealed the ruling hoping to overturn it and deny treatment. At oral arguments, attorney Paul Popovic went to bat for our client, defending her right to get the treatment necessary to get healthy and back to work. After review by the Commission, our victory and the award was affirmed.
Jim Spiros attends ITLA April 2012 Legislative & Judicial Reception – The Illinois Trial Lawyers Association is a statewide organization whose members specialize in representing injured consumers and workers. Founded in 1952, the organization currently has over 2,000 members. The objectives of ITLA include: upholding the Constitution of the United States of America and the State of Illinois; securing and protecting the rights of those injured in their persons or civil rights; and defending trial by jury and the adversarial system of justice. Events such as the Legislative and Judicial Reception are integral to upholding these objectives, and are supported by Jim and all of the attorneys here at Spiros Law.
Mr. Spiros was recently a guest speaker with Central Illinois NewsTalk 1400 WDWS AM. He discussed the firm of Spiros Law, the types of cases our office handles, the issue that a large majority of auto accidents on roadways are caused by individuals using cell phones, talking and texting and new laws pertaining to use of cell phones while going through school zone or construction zones.
The well-being, of our clients, staff, and community, is foremost in our thoughts during this unprecedented time. In order to comply with the current guidelines and to do our best to help keep everyone as healthy as possible, we are implementing some adjustments.
As you may have heard already, Illinois has been ordered to “shelter in place.” As a result, while our physical offices will be closed, we remain open for business. Our staff is working remotely to ensure that we are accessible to all our clients and are available to answer questions or provide consultations for potential clients.
We have put systems in place so we can continue to remain as available as possible. We continue to stay focused and will be available over the phone, through video chat, and on email to facilitate initial consultations, field any questions or concerns, and provide updates to our clients.
If you have questions, you can still call our office number and someone from our team will be there for you. If you need to get any documents to us please take a picture or scan them to our email or text them to us at (217) 443-4343.
We remain committed to providing the same level of dedication to you regardless of where we are working from and, with the help of technology, our staff is able to stay on top our client’s legal matters with the same level of commitment we are well known for. Feel free to reach out through your preferred method and we will be here to help.