David B. Wiest

David B. Wiest

Peoria, Illinois

Mr. Wiest has a growing trust and estates practice where he advises individuals on estate planning and helps families manage the passing of loved ones.  He regularly drafts wills, trusts, powers of attorney--from the simple to the complex.  Mr. Wiest guides families through estate administration, which may include probating the estate or helping administer small estates outside of court.  Whether providing counsel to executors in multi-million dollar estates or helping a family manage an estate with few assets, Mr. Wiest treats his clients with respect and enjoys listening and helping them solve their problems.

Mr. Wiest regularly advises corporate trustees and fiduciaries in trust, estate, and tax issues.
In addition to his trust and estates practice, Mr. Wiest handles labor and employment matters.  He has served as counsel in negotiating a collective bargaining agreement for a municipality with its 200-plus-member police union.  He has successfully arbitrated grievances and represented employers in all phases of the grievance procedure.  Mr. Wiest regularly advises employers and non-profit organizations on employment matters.

Mr. Wiest also helps his clients with real estate transactions, business and corporate work, and tax preparation.

A life-long Peoria-area native, Mr. Wiest cares deeply about his community.  He is a leader in the community and devotes many hours to local charities and organizations.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2010

Areas of Practice

  • 60% Trusts & Estates
  • 20% Labor & Employment
  • 10% Real Estate
  • 10% Business & Corporate

Litigation Percentage

  • 15% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2010


  • University of Iowa College of Law, Iowa City, Iowa
    • J.D.
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Law Review: Iowa Law Review, Student Writer & Contributing Editor, 2008 - 2010
  • University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Urbana, Illinois
    • A.B. magna cum laude
    • Honors: With High Distinction
    • Honors: Chancellor's Scholar
    • Honors: James Scholar
    • Major: Economics


  • Introduction to Guns in Illinois Estate Planning and Administration, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Elder Law Seminar, 2016
  • Estate Law Update, Peoria County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Series Elder Law Seminar, 2015
  • Charitable Giving Seminar, Hult Center for Healthy Living, 2015
  • Estate Planning Basics, Humana, 2015
  • Estate Planning Basics, Hult Center for Healthy Living, 2014
  • Charitable Giving Seminar, Children’s Home, 2013
  • Give Your Estate Plan a Check Up, Proctor Hospital Foundation, 2012

Honors and Awards

  • Peoria InterBusiness Issues 40 Leaders Under Forty Recipient, 2013
  • Illinois Premier Boys State Governor, 2002

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Chair, Young Lawyer Committee, 2015 - Present
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Chair, Golf Outing Committee, 2015
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Chair, Communications & Technology Committee, 2012 - 2014
  • Peoria County Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2012 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria, Chair, 2014
  • Young Professionals of Greater Peoria , Board Member, 2012 - 2015
  • Peoria Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2014
  • Peoria Riverfront Museum , Associate Board Member, 2011 - 2014
  • Emerging Philanthropists of Central Illinois, Board Member, 2015 - Present
  • Business Networking International, Chapter President , 2014
  • Business Networking International, Member, 2012 - 2016
  • Community Foundation of Central Illinois, Scholarship Committee, 2011 - Present
  • United Way Campaign, Law Firm’s Campaign Coordinator, 2012 - Present
  • Hult Center for Healthy Living, Development Committee Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • ICC Educational Foundation, Board of Directors, 2016 - Present

Ancillary Businesses

  • Income Tax Preparer