Our attorneys represent governmental bodies, including the State of Illinois, counties, municipalities, townships, school districts, and park districts, in litigation involving 1983 civil rights, reapportionment, employment, eminent domain, and auto and premises liability claims, among others. 

Our attorneys represent these entities via risk retention pools, as well as through direct retention by the public entity itself.


Representative Matters


  • Thurman v. Village of Homewood, et al., 446 F.3d 682; 2006 U.S. App. LEXIS 10881 (7th Cir., May 2, 2006). The 7th Circuit upheld summary judgment in a 1983 civil rights action based upon questioning and detention of off-duty policeman from another community for alleged possession and display of a firearm in a store.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a metropolitan school district involving a sexual abuse claim brought by a 13-year-old student against teachers and aides.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a suburban municipal police department brought by the estate of a murdered woman claiming that the police department failed to properly respond after complaints were made about domestic violence.
  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of suburban police officers accused of falsely detaining a Chicago Police Officer for alleged weapons violation. The decision was recently upheld by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of municipal bus common carrier involving a brain damaged quadriplegic. The summary judgment was initially denied but after going to trial, the court granted summary judgment immediately prior to jury selection. Case upheld by the Illinois Court of Appeals.