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Join Us in Welcoming Our Newest Attorney, Michael Cosgrove.

Michael recently graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honors Society and the Law Firm Management Society. Before attending law school, Michael obtained Master’s degrees in secondary education and education leadership and worked as a teacher, coach, and department head at Richmond-Burton Community High School in Richmond, Illinois.

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Chuck Hervas gave a presentation at the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association’s Annual Fall Seminar on Employment Law and PSEBA on October 9, 2017, with Thomas Radja.

ILGL PSEBA Presentation 2017

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Join Us in Welcoming David Mathues, Our Newest Attorney

David Mathues graduated from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2007, and then clerked for the Honorable Danny J. Boggs, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He has worked as an associate for Kirkland & Ellis LLP and for the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. David lives in Chicago with his wife and young children.

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Yordana Wysocki was appointed to serve as a member of the ISBA Local Government Law Section Council for 2017-2018.

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Mike Bersani published an article in the DRI Governmental Liability Newsletter entitled “Qualified Immunity After White v. Pauly” (March 31, 2017).

Qualified Immunity After White v. Pauly, M. Bersani

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Michael Condon, Mike Bersani, and Anthony Becknek spoke at the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Jail Administrator’s Conference on April 28, 2017, on federal civil rights claims.

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Michael Condon and Yordana Wysocki won a Litigation Award from the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association for their efforts in Willie Pearl Burrell Trust v. City of Kankakee.

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Michael Condon, Mike Bersani, Yordana Wysocki and Anthony Becknek spoke at the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Conference on Prison Legal News, Medical Care for Chronically Ill Inmates, and Excessive Force Claims on March 27, 2017.

ISA Conf March 2017

 

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Tony Fioretti served as an evaluator for the DuPage County Bar Association High School Mock Trial Competition on February 4, 2017.

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Mike Bersani presented as a member of the defense bar at a Police Liability and Litigation Seminar at the Chicago Bar Association on April 19, 2017. Mr. Bersani spoke about wrongful death and use of force cases under Section 1983, as well as the potential defenses under the qualified immunity standard. Anthony Becknek will moderate the panel, which includes presenters from the City of Chicago Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division, the United States Attorney’s Office and the federal judiciary.

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