About Heidi Hoffee
Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney in Fairfield
Heidi grew up in southern Illinois and has a lot of compassion for the people here. She enjoys getting to know her clients and their families as they go through the process from injury to recovery. Heidi’s 30+ years of legal experience provides her with extensive knowledge of workers’ compensation law and practice and a multitude of reference points regarding legal issues in prior similar cases to the client’s case.
She was licensed to practice law in Illinois in 1986 and Missouri in 1998 and practiced law in Springfield and St. Louis before returning to her home state. While practicing in Springfield, Heidi was appointed by the Governor and served as an administrative law judge for the State of Illinois for 5 years. She then practiced law as Asst. Attorney General for 3 years. There, she represented the State of Illinois in workers' compensation cases in Belleville, Granite City, Collinsville and Mattoon. Heidi also represented the State of Illinois on appeal in hearings before the Commission in Springfield.
To find out more about how Heidi can help you fight your case, contact Hoffee Law Firm today.
- University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign- Bachelor of Science, 1983
- Southern Illinois University School of Law- Juris Doctor, 1986
- Illinois State Bar Association, 1987-present
- Wayne County Bar Association, 2009-present
Heidi established Hoffee Law Firm in 2009 to represent southern Illinois workers in work injury cases. She has represented employees who were injured while working in various industries in southern Illinois, including employees in the oil industry, factory workers, health care employees, airline mechanics in the metro-east, office workers and coal mines.
Heidi knows the process from both sides. She has been an advocate for injured employees as well as employers/insurance companies. In St. Louis, she testified as an expert witness in Illinois workers’ compensation law. She has worked in the area of Illinois workers’ compensation since 1995. She handled Illinois and Missouri workers’ compensation cases from 1998 to 2008.
A Tenacious Advocate
If the insurance company wants to fight, Heidi aggressively advocates for her client’s rights. She will not allow insurance companies to mistreat her clients by terminating medical treatment too early, refusing to pay medical bills or refusing to pay the proper amount of compensation when the client cannot work. Heidi is a “hands-on” attorney. During the course of a case, when a client has questions or wishes to provide an update regarding a doctor appointment, Heidi talks to the client. Based upon the new information, it is Heidi who advises the client regarding the next step in the process.
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Call (618) 936-4500 now to put over 20 years of experience and dedication to work for you.