• Publications: Section 1983

    Yordana Wysocki, Reasonableness, Deliberate Indifference, and Kingsley v. Hendrickson’s Legacy, For the Defense, Vol. 58, No. 7 DRI, (July 2016). Click to read more.


    Yordana Wysocki, Michael Condon and Mike Bersani, Balancing Jail Security with Arrestees’ Constitutional Rights in Pre-Arraignment Strip Search Cases After Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders, DRI Governmental Liability Committee Newsletter, Vol. 22, Issue 1 (March 22, 2016). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Small Verdict, Large Attorney Fee Award: A Look at Prevailing Attorney Fees in Federal Civil Rights Cases, Illinois Bar Journal (Oct. 2014). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani and Zrinka Rukavina, $1 Nominal Damages Award in Civil Rights Case Nets Plaintiff’s Attorney Zero Attorney Fees, ISBA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 48, No. 2 (Sept. 2011). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani and Kim Fahrbach, Pre-Suit Tips for Winning Deadly Force Cases, Municipal Lawyer Magazine (July/Aug. 2002). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Floodgates Open to Equal Protection Claims, Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Section Newsletter, Vol. 35, No. 8 (Mar. 1999). Click to read more.

  • Publications: Local Gov't Litigation

    Mike Bersani, Illinois Appellate Court Strengthens the Notice Defense to Liability for Injuries occurring on Public Sidewalks: Zameer v. City of Chicago, ISBA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 50, No. 4 (Oct. 2013). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, The Demise of the General Willful and Wanton Exception to the Tort Immunity Act, Illinois Bar Journal, Vol. 99, p. 348 (July 2011). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Appellate Court Upholds Village’s Contractual Right to Indemnification for its own Alleged Negligence, ISBA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 44, No. 9 (Apr. 2008). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Appellate Court Reaffirms Tort Immunity for Liability Stemming from Building Code Enforcement and Inspections, ISBA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 44, No. 5 (Dec. 2007).


    Mike Bersani and Christopher J. Beck, Building Code Enforcement and Inspections: A Look at Municipal Liabilities, Immunities, and the E2 Nightclub Case, Municipal Lawyer (July/Aug. 2003). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Liabilities and Immunities: An Outline of the Illinois Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, Illinois State Bar Association Local Government Section Newsletter, Vol. 36, No. 9 (Mar. 2000). Click to read more.

  • Publications: Municipal and Park District Law

    Mike Bersani and Thomas DiCianni, Civil Rights Liability (Chapter 5), Illinois Municipal Law: Contracts, Litigation, and Home Rule, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (2015 Edition). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani, Supreme Court Broadens Law Enforcement Investigatory Powers, ISBA Local Government Law Section Newsletter, Vol. 45, No. 5 (Mar. 2009). Click to read more.


    Mike Bersani and Sara Cliffe, The Do’s and Dont’s of Regulating Commercial Door to Door Speech Under the First Amendment, Municipal Lawyer Magazine, International Municipal Lawyers Association (Sept./Oct. 2005). Click to read more.


    Chuck Hervas, Public Officials at Risk, A Guide to Limiting Liability of Units of Local Government, published by PRIMA (Co-Author of revision).

  • Publications: Employment Matters

    Chuck Hervas and Mike Bersani filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Orland Fire Protection District and the Board of Trustees of the Orland Fire Protection District in Lemmenes v. Orland Fire Protection Dist., et al., Consolidated Docket Nos. 110012 & 110198 (2012). Click to read more.