Patrick Heery is Senior Labor Counsel at the Cook County Bureau of Human Resources in Chicago. He is a former U.S. Marine Corps Judge Advocate (Major), a member of the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Young Professionals Board, and a Riverside firefighter. He received his M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
Brian K. Jackson is a Partner at Laner Muchin in Chicago, where his practice focuses on labor and employment law. Mr. Jackson received his B.A. from Southern University and A&M and his J.D. cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Southern University Law Center.
CPT Sarah M. Johnson is Chief of Military Justice and Chief of Administrative Law for the United States Military Entrance Processing Command in North Chicago. She received her B.A. from the University of California, San Diego — La Jolla, and her J.D. from the Chapman University School of Law.
Daniel Sean Patrick Lacyis an attorney for the United States Military Entrance Processing Command in North Chicago. His practice focuses on labor and employment law. He serves as a U.S. Army Reserve Major in the 91st Legal Operations Detachment. He was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal and was named the United States Military Entrance Processing Command Employee of the Year (2020 – present). Mr. Lacy received his J.D. and his LL.M. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law.
John N. Maher is a founding member of Maher Legal Services and a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve, having spent several years on active duty in Germany as a prosecutor with the First Infantry Division, deployed Judge Advocate to the Balkans, and appellate defense counsel in Washington, D.C., as well as mobilizations to Afghanistan, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and the Defense Appellate Division. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. A former Justice Department attorney in Washington, D.C., he returned to Chicago and practiced as an associate at Mayer Brown and as a Partner at Duane Morris while serving a Presidential appointment as the General Counsel to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in Washington, D.C.
Martin D. Parsons is Director of the Veterans’ Legal Assistance Program and adjunct professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale. His practice area focuses on VA disability and benefits appeals and discharge assistance in limited circumstances. He is a member of the Illinois State and Jackson County Bar Associations and the Southern Illinois American Inns of Court. He has 26 years combined military service in the U.S. Marine Corps and Illinois Army National Guard. Mr. Parsons received his B.S. from Western Illinois University and his J.D. from the Southern Illinois University School of Law.