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Personal Injury Lawyer Mike Glisson
Mike Glisson
Partner / Owner
Mike Glisson has been practicing law since 1996, passing both the Illinois and Missouri Bar Exams. He was born and raised in Springfield, Illinois, by his parents along with 4 older sisters, and an older brother. He realized at an early age, the importance of hard work and family, and carries this on in the raising of his own family. Michael and his wife Kimberly, a school teacher, have 3 boys and a daughter. He has litigated and tried numerous plaintiffs’ personal injury cases in the states of Illinois and Missouri, including those involving wrongful death, auto accidents, trip and falls, medical malpractice, workers compensation and insurance disputes. During these years, he has successfully prosecuted several multi-million dollar claims, including a wrongful death case in excess of Eight Million Dollars.
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Thomas O. Falb
Partner
Tom was born in 1948 in Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois and majored in Economics, obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in 1971. While at the University of Illinois, Tom received the following honors: Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa. He then attended the University of Illinois Law School, graduating in 1974. Tom began his legal career as a Prosecutor for the Madison County State Attorney’s Office from 1974-1976. He then was an associate and eventual partner in the law firm of Reed, Armstrong, Gorman and Coffey in Edwardsville, Illinois from 1976-1986. Thereafter, Tom became a partner at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson and remains at the firm. He has been a member of the Illinois, Missouri, and Florida bars. He was elected to the “American Board of Trial Advocates” as “Advocate”. Tom is heavily involved in the Chesterfield Community Church and his hobbies include sailing and flying.
Attorney John Webster with Glisson Law Personal Injury Attorney
John Webster
Partner
John has been a personal injury attorney for 40 years. He grew up in Springfield, Illinois, the son of the late and great Clyde and Margaret Webster. He graduated from Griffin High School in 1962, the College of the Holy Cross in Boston, Massachusetts in 1966, and St. Louis University Law School in 1969. After law school, he taught elementary school at Rock Junior High in East St. Louis, Illinois. After passing both the Illinois and Missouri bars, he began his legal career with the Madison County States Attorneys office, where he practiced for 3 years. He began his private practice at a firm that included Horrace Calvo, an attorney that later went on to become an Illinois Supreme Court Judge. At that time, now Illinois Senator Bill Haine, was working as a law clerk for the firm. In 1974, he joined the late James T. Williamson, a personal injury attorney specializing in railroad injuries. John remains a partner of Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson. John is still a corporate board member for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, and was also President of the Catholic Childrens Home Advisory Board for 20 years. An avid golfer, he was a past President of Lockhaven Country Club, and has regularly attended the Masters Tournament with his family and friends. John is a supporter and season ticket holder for the St. Louis Billiken Men’s Basketball and does not miss too many home games. He still plays pickup basketball 3 times a week at the local gym. In high school, John competed against Ken Norton in a track event. Ken Norton went on to become heavyweight champion of the world- breaking Muhammed Ali’s jaw. John has been married for 36 years to his wife Donna, raising 3 children – Megan who resides in Los Angeles, and Kate and Patrick, both residing in New York.
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Timothy Chartrand
Associate Attorney
Tim is an associate attorney at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, licensed to practice law in Illinois. He primarily practices in personal injury law, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and slip and fall cases. He also has experience with contract, family, and will and trust law and enjoys intellectual property law. Tim was born and raised in Alton, Illinois and graduated from Alton High School in 2007. He then attended Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he received his Bachelor of Arts in History and minored in Classical Studies and Literature graduating summa cum laude in 2011. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2014. While attending the University of Louisville, Tim held positions in the Student Bar Association, Student Government Association, admission ambassadors, Central High School Program, and Sports and Entertainment Law Society. Tim incarnated Justice Louis D. Brandeis’s commitment to community service, performing over thirty- five hours of community service while in law school. Tim loves playing and watching sports, especially his St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, and the University of Louisville Cardinals. He also loves to read, listen to music, try new restaurants and craft beers, cook, and spend time with his family and friends.

 

Taylor Fehrenz
Associate Attorney

Taylor is the newest Associate Attorney at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson and licensed to practice law in Illinois. His main practice areas include personal injury law such as, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and slip and fall cases. Taylor was raised in Freeburg, Illinois and graduated in 2010 from Freeburg High School. He currently resides in Belleville, Illinois. After graduation, Taylor attended Southwestern Illinois College and then made his way to Southern Illinois University School of Law graduating cum laude and receiving his Juris Doctorate. While in school, he was a member of the SIU School of Law Domestic Violence Legal Clinic where he acquired more than 230 hours of pro bono legal work. Prior to being hired at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson, Taylor worked as a clerk for Freeark, Harvey & Mendillo, P.C., specializing in civil litigation cases. In his free time, Taylor competes in CrossFit competitions, enjoys trying new beers, and relaxing with his girlfriend, Paige and her Chihuahua, Frank. Taylor’s band also once opened up for Afroman.

Ron Hoover
Investigator
Ron works at Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson as Michael Glisson’s investigator. His background includes over 30 years as a litigation specialist with State Farm Insurance Company. He has been listed on the ATLA site as an expert witness on insurance matters, especially bad faith scenarios. Ron has covered most facets of legal investigations in his career at State Farm and with another plaintiffs law firm before coming to work for Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson. He has handled FELA cases, workers compensation cases, murders, armed criminal actions, personal injury, and general liability claims. Ron is happily married to Donna where they reside in Edwardsville, Illinois. He and his wife are the proud parents of three rescue dogs. Ron also supervises basketball officials for 34 small colleges stretching from Kentucky and Tennessee to Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois. He spent 25 years working NCAA Division I basketball games as an official, himself, before retiring from the floor. Ron is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and has held a board position with the Big Brother and Sister program in southern Illinois. He continues to train and hire officials who aspire to work collegiate level basketball games through summer camps he created.
Stephanie Erin Bechtold Legal Assistant Glisson Law
Stephanie Erin Bechtold
Legal Assistant
Stephanie has been with Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson since June of 2002. She was hired by Michael Glisson and primarily works as his legal assistant. Stephanie is from Brighton, Illinois and attended Southwestern High School. She attended Quincy University to begin her college education and finished at Lewis and Clark Community College where she received her Associates Degree in Science. Stephanie is a huge St. Louis Cardinals, Blues fan and a Duke University Blue Devil fan. Stephanie is married to Bryan Bechtold and they have two wonderful kids; Brody and Reese. Stephanie likes going to sporting events, especially watching her favorite teams, reading and spending time with her family and friends. She is also an avid beer enthusiast and wing eater. She volunteered at Crisis Food Center for two years along with many staff members from the firm.
Katlyn Johnson: Legal Assistant Glisson Law
Katlyn Johnson
Legal Assistant
Katlyn has been with Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson since May of 2014. Katlyn attended Alton High School graduating in 2007. She then received her Associates Degrees in Art and Paralegal in 2013 from Lewis and Clark Community College. Katlyn’s hobbies include watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues play and traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her son, Aiden, going to his soccer games, and spending time with her family.
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Erica Swagler
Legal Assistant
Erica has worked as a legal assistant in both Illinois and Missouri for over 11 years and has been a legal assistant with Williamson, Webster, Falb & Glisson for 6 years. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville with a degree in music and enjoys performing concerts and teaching music lesson in the St. Louis metro area.

 

Arielle Tewell
Legal Assistant

Arielle studied Paralegal Practice at Lewis and Clark Community College and also has a certificate in Social Media Marketing. She resides in Jerseyville, Illinois with her dog, Baxter, an Irish Terrier. Along with spending time with her family and friends, in her free time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, and being outdoors. Arielle is a longtime volunteer at the Riverbend Humane Society in Jerseyville and also a certified wedding planner!

 

Kim Binder
Legal Assistant
Kim is the newest member of the Glisson Law team and comes to us with over 20 years in the legal field. She attended Hickey Business School and currently lives in Godfrey, Illinois with her husband, Joe and their 2 German Shepherds. She enjoys shopping, yard work, and spending time with her family, friends, and dogs.