For 25 years, municipalities have relied on Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona to represent them in absolutely every kind of case a municipality could have. Our geographic scope is immense, covering everywhere from inner-tier communities to exurban diaspora: the Chicago suburbs, the outlying counties, and far-flung farming areas as well.
Municipalities place their trust in GKWW because of a shared context. After all, GKWW’s partners understand these issues from the distinct vantage point of elected officials. Tom Gardiner served as trustee of the Village of Glenwood and Prairie State College for a cumulative total of 21 years. He currently serves on a Plan Commission and served the Board of Education for a high school district. James Koch is the former president on the board of New Trier High School, in Northfield Illinois, and has served as the president of the Board of Governors for the North Suburban Special Education District. In these capacities, we have garnered extensive familiarity with the pressures placed on elected officials and executives–and thus demonstrate the ability to provide sound counsel that protects both community and leadership.
We have successfully defended municipalities against discrimination suits concerning sex, race, national origin and religion; in claims of discrimination involving employment and housing; in contract disputes and municipal tax contests; in negotiated union contracts and retaliatory discharge claims; in situations where municipal employees were accused of sexual harassment and molestation.
We also represent municipalities in matters of police brutality, malicious prosecution, false arrest constitutional rights, wrongful conviction and class-of-one equal protection claims. We have defended municipalities in disputes involving proposed zoning code revisions, in challenges to municipal ordinances and in matters involving annexation agreements.
We invite you to review the Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona blog, where we offer a look at our most recent successes. As you see, municipalities benefit significantly from our expert help. Contact Gardiner Koch Weisberg & Wrona for a free consultation.