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.
Candidate who filed petitions for placement on the primary ballot for seat on DuPage County Board filed civil rights suit seeking injunction directing county board of election commissioners to place candidate’s name on ballot despite candidate’s failure to paginate petition. The Court allowed ballot access.
Successful constitutional defense of an ordinance preventing an owner from selling property until an inspector has determined the property is in compliance with municipal building ordinances.
Due process challenge to the City’s point-of sale ordinance which required homes to be in compliance with building and zoning codes prior to sale. The City prevailed in its position.
Successful defense of §1983 retaliation claim alleging demotion due to support for a political candidate.
Defended the Village of Riverdale against claims of illegal search and seizure, false arrest, excessive force, and due process violations.
Successfully defended electrical union in a complex labor litigation dispute.
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…
Court affirmed District Court’s granting of motion for summary judgment in favor of City and Defendant Officers finding that the shooting of plaintiff’s decedent was justified as an act of self-defense and defense of others after decedent physically attacked the officers.