Represented Cook County as a Special State’s Attorneys in a lawsuit alleging a sergeant in the county sheriff’s office was denied promotion to lieutenant due to his political affiliation and failure to contribute to the sheriff’s campaign in violation of his free speech rights. The court held the sergeant failed to establish that political affiliation…
Representing the Forest Preserve of Cook County, successfully litigated in the Supreme Court that the Employee Appeals Board possessed jurisdiction to discharge a police sergeant who was indicted by the grand jury on criminal charges involving the unauthorized purchase of police badges.
Excessive Force, Qualified Immunity
Successfully represented the Village of Oak Brook against a false arrest claim by a police sergeant who was arrested for unlawfully requesting criminal background checks.
Landmark residency case involving Rahm Emanuel wherein the Appellate Court reversed the Electoral Board and Circuit Court, and the Supreme Court reversed the Appellate Court, upholding residency.
Probable Cause, Qualified Immunity
PSEBA – case of first impression.