Litigation Divisions

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Appeals

The division attorneys handle all appeals to state and federal appellate courts, including the Illinois Appellate Court, the Illinois Supreme Court, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory & Contracts

The division attorneys practice in the following areas: aviation, environmental, general regulatory, intellectual property, procurement, public utilities and telecommunications.

Collections, Ownership & Administrative Litigation

The division attorneys practice in the following areas: collections, liens and acquisitions, ownership and financial/bankruptcy.

Constitutional & Commercial Litigation

The division attorneys represent the City of Chicago and City officials in a broad range of constitutional and commercial litigation, and provide pre-litigation counseling.

Employment Litigation

The division attorneys defend the City of Chicago against allegations of discrimination brought by current and former employees and applicants in state and federal court. 

Federal Civil Rights Litigation

The division attorneys defend Chicago Police officers and the City in federal civil cases brought under 42 U.S.C. §1983.

Labor

The division attorneys represent the City in all aspects of labor and employment law.

Legal Information, Investigations & Prosecutions

The division attorneys provide legal advice concerning the new Freedom of Information Act, and act as counsel for the City for FOIA appeals filed with the Attorney General's office. They also prosecute the municipal code in Branch Courts and Traffic

Revenue Litigation

The division attorneys perform primarily tax work for the City.

Torts

The division attorneys defend the City and its employees in personal injury, property damage and workers’ compensation claims.

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