William J. Brinkmann

Of Counsel


William J. Brinkmann has been a member of Thomas Mamer since 1974, and became a partner in 1979. He concentrates his practice in civil litigation with an emphasis in the areas of professional liability, managed care and employment law.

A 1974 graduate of the University of Illinois College of Law, Mr. Brinkmann also holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Administration from the University of Illinois. He is an active member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Illinois Defense Trial Counsel, American Health Lawyers Association, and is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Brinkmann served as president of the Champaign County Bar Association, and has served as a member of the Illinois State Bar Association's Civil Practice Committee, Chair of the Bench-Bar Section Council and chair of the Federal Civil Practice Section Council.

Mr. Brinkmann served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Illinois College of Law where he formerly taught a course on pre-trial litigation. He has authored a chapter on "Uses on Medical Evidence" for the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education's Medical Evidence Manual, and has been a speaker at the Illinois State Bar Association seminars on trial practice.

Within the community, Mr. Brinkmann has served on the board of the Champaign Country Club and the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association.