Staff Attorneys
Michael L. Thiel, JD, Attorney. Mr. Thiel was
born in Hicksville, OH, in 1950, where he attended
Hicksville High School. In May, 1972, he graduated
from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana after
earning a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Government,
with a minor in Psychology. He then was accepted
into Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated
with a Juris Doctorate in May 1975. He was
immediately accepted into the Bar of Illinois that
year, and after moving to Louisiana in 1984, was
admitted in the Louisiana Bar.

Summer Duhe, JD, Attorney
. Mrs. Duhe is a lifelong resident of
Hammond. She graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1997 with
a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish. After receiving her paralegal
certificate in 1999 from the University of New Orleans she began working for
Mr. Thiel, until she decided to attend law school as well as pursue a Master's in
Public Administration. She graduated from Southern University Law Center in
May of 2005 and is a candidate for a Master's in Public Administration from the
University of New Orleans in December 2005. After taking and passing the Bar
in July of 2005, she resumed her employment with Mr. Thiel as an associate.