Luis Rodriguez

Luis A. Rodriguez

Partner

Mr. Rodriguez earned his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University in 1994 and his J.D. degree from Indiana University School of Law in 1997. For over 20 years, he has concentrated his practice in the areas of special education/disability law and other student-related matters. Prior to joining ECB&S as a partner in 2019, Mr. Rodriguez uniquely served in both legal and high-level administrative roles with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) special education department. His tenure with CPS included representing the district in special education litigation, serving as the lead legal advisor for all CPS special education legal matters, and holding the role of the special education department’s Deputy Officer/Executive Director. In the latter role, Mr. Rodriguez oversaw the implementation of special education procedural requirements, the resolution of special education disputes, the supervision of the department’s LEA Representatives, and other departmental functions. Mr. Rodriguez regularly lectures on special education and other school law topics at local and state conferences, training programs, and webinars.

PRACTICE
1997 Admitted to the Bar of the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
1997 Admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois

MEMBERSHIPS
Illinois State Bar Association
Illinois Council of School Attorneys
National Council of School Attorneys
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education

LECTURER
School districts and special education cooperatives throughout Illinois
Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education
Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Illinois School Psychologists Association
Chicago Public Schools District 299
PESI, Inc.