Jeffrey M. Alperin is a Partner at Goldberg Segalla LLP in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on litigation. Mr. Alperin received his B.A. in English from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.
Lara A. Anderson is an attorney and Principal of the law firm of Fullett Rosenlund Anderson PC in Lake Zurich. Although her practice is currently concentrated in all aspects of the representation of condominium and community associations throughout Northern Illinois, she has spent much of her legal career representing local, state, and federal public officials and public entities as well as not-for-profit organizations in complex constitutional and civil rights matters. She has extensive litigation experience and has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Indiana Supreme Court. Ms. Anderson graduated with honors from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Accounting, passed the CPA exam, and then graduated from Northern Illinois University's College of Law. In 1997, she became a Board Certified Forensic Accountant and has testified as an expert witness in accounting in both state and federal courts. She is currently a board member of CAI-Illinois as well as a member of several bar associations and professional organizations. She has authored numerous articles on municipal and association law issues and is frequently asked to speak before various groups on such matters.
Gregory J. Barry practices at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he works with local governments on annexation and disconnection proceedings, eminent domain litigation, land use, and zoning issues. In addition to writing about telecommunications facilities and zoning matters, he has also written about personal injury law and construction law and has spoken on Medicaid planning issues. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and McHenry County Bar Associations. Mr. Barry received his B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.
Michael D. Bersani is a Partner at Hervas, Condon & Bersani, P.C., in Itasca, where he focuses on federal civil rights and local governmental law and litigation. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Associations and the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association. He has been rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell. He was the Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Council (2013 – 2014) and the DuPage County Bar Association Local Government Committee (1996 – 1997). Mr. Bersani received his B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Timothy J. Clifton is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he focuses on municipal and family law. He has a solid background in health law, having received a Health Law Certificate and served on the board of the Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law, and has been involved in court proceedings related to medical records, malpractice, and insurance. Mr. Clifton is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a graduate of DePaul University Law School.
Stewart H. Diamond is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in representation of local government bodies. Mr. Diamond is the originating General Editor of the IICLE® handbooks MUNICIPAL LAW AND PRACTICE IN ILLINOIS and ILLINOIS SCHOOL LAW and has participated in numerous seminars on these subjects. He is one of the authors of the ILLINOIS MUNICIPAL HANDBOOK, published by the Illinois Municipal League. He is also one of the authors of THE HANDBOOK ON ILLINOIS PARK DISTRICT LAW, published by the Illinois Association of Park Districts, and a handbook on township law. He has written many articles on local government law. He drafted one of the first contract and bylaws agreements for a comprehensive intergovernmental self-insurance pool in the United States and currently represents a large number of intergovernmental self-insurance pools. He has taught municipal law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and is a Past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Law Section Council. He is the author of DIAMOND’S RULES OF ORDER,a set of parliamentary rules for government bodies and private organizations. In over 50 years of law practice, he has represented, as regular or special counsel, many government bodies in the Chicago metropolitan area and in other parts of the state. Mr. Diamond was educated at the University of Chicago, where he received both his A.B. and his J.D., and University College, Oxford, England.
Thomas G. DiCianni is a Partner in Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on municipal litigation. He is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America and had been admitted to the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer by Chicago Magazine. Mr. DiCianni received his J.D. from DePaul University.
Kathleen Elliott is Of Counsel with Robbins Schwartz, in Lisle, and focuses her practice on local government law. Elliott has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by Law Bulletin Publishing Company and a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. She is Past Chair of the Home Rule Attorneys Committee of the Illinois Municipal League and is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Richard G. Flood is a Partner at Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where he and the firm concentrate their practice in the representation of municipalities. He has acted or continues to act as corporate counsel for the City of Woodstock and the Villages of Lake in the Hills, Johnsburg, Lakewood, Bull Valley, and Hebron. He also has represented the Lake in the Hills Police Commission. He and the firm act as special counsel to units of local government regarding exaction fees, cable television, and environmental issues. He lectures frequently on municipal law topics and has authored articles for the ISBA, the Illinois Municipal League, IICLE®, the National Business Institute, and the Illinois Municipal Review. For several years, he has been named by his Illinois peers as a Leading Lawyer and a Super Lawyer in the areas of land use and family law. He is a Past Chair of the ISBA Local Government Law Section Council, a Past President of the McHenry County Bar Association, and a member of the Legislative Committee of the Illinois Municipal League. Mr. Flood received his B.A. with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. with honors from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Kurt P. Froehlich (1943 – 2014) was a Partner in the Champaign law firm of Evans, Froehlich, Beth & Chamley, where he concentrated his practice in public and municipal finance and local government law. He was also with the home-rule and intergovernmental cooperation project of the University of Illinois Institute of Government and Public Affairs and of the State of Illinois Department of Local Government Affairs (now the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) and was the City Attorney of Champaign (1975 – 1980) and an adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Illinois (1987 – 1993). He wrote extensively on a variety of local government law, public and municipal finance, land-use regulations and codes, building business forms, and economic development topics and was a participant on numerous municipal law and public and municipal finance programs sponsored by local, state, and national organizations. A graduate of the University of Illinois, where he received his B.S., M.Ed., and J.D., Mr. Froehlich chaired the National Institute of Municipal Law Officers’ (now International Municipal Lawyers Association) Committee on Intergovernmental Relations and the Economic Development, Taxation and Finance Section. He was a member of the American (member, Section on Taxation’s Committee on Tax-Exempt Finance), Illinois State (former Chair of the Local Government Law Section Council), and Champaign County Bar Associations, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Illinois Tax Increment Association, and the Home Rule Committee of the Illinois Municipal League (Chair 2011 – 2012).
Richard J. Hoskins is a Partner at Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, where he focuses on litigation and intellectual property. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Hoskins received his B.A. from the University of Kansas, his J.D. from the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law, and his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
Jacob L. Kahn is an associate with Schiff Hardin LLP in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in the areas of antitrust, securities, and futures and derivatives litigation. He is a member of the American and Chicago Bar Associations and the Futures Industry Association. Mr. Kahn received his B.A. in Economics cum laude from Amherst College and his J.D. with high honors and Order of the Coif from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Andrew J. Keyt is a Partner with Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., in Peoria, where he is Chair of the firm’s Governmental Practice. Keyt has been selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois and is a member of the Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations and the Abraham Lincoln Court. He received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Northern Illinois University School of Law.
Margaret Kostopulos is a partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses on labor and employment law and school law. She is a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations and the Illinois Council of School Attorneys. She is a member of the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association and has conducted training programs before IPELRA and other state associations on Illinois labor law issues. She has been named by Chicago Magazine and Illinois Super Lawyers as one of the top labor and employment lawyers in the state. Ms. Kostopulos received her B.A. from Loyola University and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Keri-Lyn J. Krafthefer is an Equity Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses on local government law, election law, and labor and employment law. She was named by Chicago Magazine as one of the top-50 female attorneys in the State of Illinois; one of the top-10 Leading Lawyers in government, municipal, and administrative law; and an Illinois Super Lawyer. Ms. Krafthefer received her B.A. from the University of Illinois and her J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Adam W. Lasker is the Managing Member at Lasker Law LLC in Chicago, where he focuses on election law. He is General Counsel for the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners and the Association of Election Commission Officials of Illinois (AECOI) and Past Chair and current member of the Chicago Bar Association’s Election Law Committee. Mr. Lasker received his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from The UIC John Marshall Law School.
Steven D. Mahrt is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Bloomington, where he focuses on local government law. He is a member of the Illinois Municipal League Home Rule Committee and the Illinois Tax Increment Association. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association. Mr. Mahrt received his B.A. from William Jewell College and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
George A. Marchetti is Of Counsel to Robbins, Schwartz, Nicholas, Lifton & Taylor, LLP, in Bolingbrook, where he focuses on municipal law. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame, his M.A. from the University of Chicago, and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
John M. O’Driscoll is a Partner based out of Tressler LLP’s Bolingbrook and Chicago offices. His practice includes representing companies and individuals in business disagreements and providing general counsel services to local governmental bodies such as municipalities, school districts, library districts, and park districts. He has been selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers for 2012 – 2014 and in Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars from 2008 – 2011. He has also been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by the Leading Lawyers Network. He has received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s President’s Award and also the Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding service as co-chair of the IDC Commercial Litigation Committee. He is the Chair of the IDC’s Local Governmental Law Committee.
Eric G. Patt is a Partner at Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd., in Glenview and is the Chair of the firm’s Municipal Law Practice Group. He focuses on municipal law and is a member of the Decalogue Society of Lawyers (1990 – Present). He has conducted numerous bench and jury trials in both state and federal court and has extensive appellate experience. Mr. Patt received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Derke J. Price is a Partner at Ancel Glink, P.C., in Naperville, where he focuses his practice on local government and construction law. He is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry and Local Government Section as well as the Illinois State Bar Association. Mr. Price received his B.A. magna cum laude from Wheaton College and his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School.
Darcy L. Proctor is a Partner with Ancel, Glink, Diamond, Bush, DiCianni & Krafthefer, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses on tort, civil rights, school, and employment litigation. She has spoken on Tort Immunity — Year in Review at the 2014 Illinois Municipal League Conference, on Hot Topics in Governmental Immunity for the Illinois State Bar Association, and on Hazing Headlines Be Gone! for the Illinois State Bar Association Joint Conference. She was named an Illinois Super Lawyer in 2009 – 2011. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, the Civil Rights and Governmental Tort Liability Committee of the Defense Research Institute, and the Illinois Association of School Attorneys. Ms. Proctor received her B.A. cum laude and her J.D. (Dean’s List) from Loyola University Chicago.
John M. Redlingshafer is a Shareholder of Mescher, Rinehart & Redlingshafer, P.C., in Washington, where he focuses on local government law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He was named an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2013 – 2014. He received the J. Bruce Scidmore Award from the Illinois Township Attorneys Association in 2011 and the Township Officials of Illinois President’s Award in 2014. Mr. Redlingshafer received his B.A. magna cum laude from Bradley University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Ruth A. Schlossberg is Of Counsel to Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle in Crystal Lake, where she focuses on municipal law and land use. She is a member of Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Legislation. She is on the Planning Committee and a Faculty Member of the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education’s Annual Local Government Law Institute. She coauthored the Illinois Municipal League’s HANDBOOK FOR NEWLY ELECTED OFFICIALS: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT (4th ed.). Ms. Schlossberg received her A.B. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Yale Law School.
Scott D. Spears is a Principal of Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in municipal representation, including corporate and litigation matters for a variety of governmental entities, as well as election law. He received his undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.