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John L. Barger a Member of Craig and Craig LLC, in Mattoon, where he practices in the areas of agricultural law, real estate, civil litigation, municipal law, drainage law, and estate planning and administration. Mr. Barger is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel, the Bar Association for the Federal District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He received his J.D. from the University of Arkansas (Fayetteville) School of Law and his B.A. from Eastern Illinois University.
Kathleen Elliott is Of Counsel to Robbins Schwartz in Bolingbrook, where she focuses on local governmental law. She is an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying, and Administrative Law and was an Illinois Super Lawyer in Governmental Relations Law in 2015. She is a Past Chair of the Illinois Municipal League’s Home Rule Attorneys Committee. Ms. Elliott received her B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Drake University and her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Honorable John T. Elsner is General Counsel for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, in Wheaton. Judge Elsner served as a judge in the 18th Judicial Court from 2000 until his retirement in 2014. He was unanimously elected by his fellow circuit judges as Chief Judge in 2011. Judge Elsner received his J.D. from Northern Illinois University School of Law.
Shawn P. Flaherty is a Partner at Ottosen Britz Kelly Cooper Gilbert & DiNolfo, Ltd., in Naperville, and concentrates his practice in public safety, local government, and labor and employment issues. Mr. Flaherty is a lecturer at the Northwestern University, School of Continuing Studies, is Past Chair of the DuPage County Bar Association, Local Government Committee, and is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin. He received his B.A. from Illinois State University and his J.D. from the Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he was Editor in Chief of the NIU Law Review, Volume 16.
Brian F. Johnson is Executive Director of the Greater Peoria Sanitary District. Mr. Johnson is a member of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He received his B.S. from Bradley University and his J.D. cum laude from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Andrew J. Keyt is a Partner at Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C., in Peoria, where he focuses on governmental law and toxic torts. Throughout his career, he has represented corporate entities, small businesses, governmental entities, and private individuals. He is a member of the Peoria County and Illinois State Bar Associations and the Abraham Lincoln Court. Mr. Keyt received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. magna cum laude from Northern Illinois University School of Law.
Phillip B. Lenzini is a Partner at Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., in Peoria, where he focuses his practice on local government. Mr. Lenzini received the Peoria County Bar Association’s Public Servant Award from the Public Interest Law Committee and has been the Illinois Library Association’s Library Luminary Honoree. He received his B.A. magna cum laude from Southern Illinois University and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law. His law school later named Mr. Lenzini Alumni of the Year and gave him its Alumni Achievement Award.
Amanda J. Mank is an associate at Craig and Craig LLC, in Mattoon, and concentrates her practice in commercial property transactions, employment law, municipal law, estates and trusts, drainage district law, and residential property transactions. Ms. Mank is a member of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.
Deanna S. Mool is Of Counsel at Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen, P.C., in Springfield, where she concentrates her practice in health care transactional and regulatory law. Ms. Mool is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and the Health Care Compliance Association. She received her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and her B.S. from the University of Illinois.
John M. O’Driscoll is a Partner at Tressler LLP in Bolingbrook, where he focuses on local government law. He has received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s President’s Award and Meritorious Service Award, and he has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer. Mr. O’Driscoll received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
Andrew S. Paine is a Partner at Tressler LLP in Chicago, where he is Cochair of Tressler’s local government law practice and focuses his practice on the representation of Illinois park districts, municipalities, and other governmental entities in transactional and litigation-related matters. He has been selected as an Emerging Lawyer by Illinois Leading Lawyers (2015 – 2019). Mr. Paine earned his B.A. cum laude from Beloit College and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
Ann R. Pieper is a Partner at Kavanagh, Scully, Sudow, White & Frederick, P.C., in Peoria, and concentrates her practice in family, school, and municipal law. Ms. Pieper is a Member of the Illinois State, Peoria County, and Tazewll County Bar Associations. She received her J.D. from Northern Illinois University, her M.A. from Loyola University, and her B.A. from Knox College.
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.
James S. Sinclair is a Principal at Stobbs, Sinclair & Associates, Ltd., in Alton, and focuses his practice on local government; business organization and planning; will, trusts, and estates; and real estate. Mr. Sinclair is counsel to the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts and is licensed in Illinois and Missouri. He received his J.D. from Washington University, his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, and his B.A. from the University of Illinois.
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