We are pleased to announce that Ryan J. Gillespie has joined our firm as an associate. Ryan concentrates his practice in general school law, municipal law, litigation, and labor and employment law. Before joining ECB&S, Ryan worked as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Civil Actions Bureau of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office followed by working as litigation counsel for a nationwide property and casualty insurer.
As 2021 comes to an end and we look forward to 2022, we wish you and your families a very happy and healthy holiday season and send our sincere thanks for your continued support.
In honor of all of our valued clients, we have made charitable contributions to Special Olympics, Center for Independent Futures, and Chicago Coalition for the Homeless.
Teri, Lisa, Cindy, Dawn, Luis, Abby, Kristen, Alan, and Angela
American Bar Association GPSolo announced a new social media series called “Spotlight Solo” where we interview GPSolo members to highlight what it is like to work as a solo, small firm, or general practitioner. Watch their first interview with Lisa Callaway here.
For those of you who subscribe to LRP Publications’ Special Ed Connection, check out Cindy Baasten’s suggestions for developing sound Section 504 plans in the posted October 25th article, Specificity should be your guide when writing Section 504 accommodations.
We are proud of our very own Teri Engler and Cindy Baasten, who have been named 2021 Illinois Schools & Education Super Lawyers! To read the 2021 Illinois magazine, click here.
We are pleased to announce that Abigail C. Rogers, who joined our firm as an associate in January, 2020, has become a Partner at our law firm.
As 2020 comes to an end and we look forward to 2021, we wish you and your families a very happy and healthy holiday season and send our sincere thanks for your continued support. In honor of our valued clients, we have made charitable contributions to the American Red Cross, Best Buddies, Northern Illinois Food Bank/Greater Chicago Food Depository, and UNICEF.
The 2020 ECBS Scholarship for the Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law, was awarded to Shanti Brantley (JD ’21.) Shanti graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy. At Chicago-Kent, she is a member of the Black Law Students Association. In the summer of 2020, she interned with FedEx in the legal department as a member of the Employment Law practice group. A big congratulations to Shanti!
IASA’s podcast featured a segment with Dawn Hinkle discussing school liability in the COVID-19 era. Dawn provided a legal prospective on liability concerns related to a student or employee testing positive for COVID-19, as well as potential liability risks if district’s don’t follow ISBE guidance. To listen, click here.
IPELRA’s podcast, “Real Time with IPELRA”, featured a segment with Abby Rogers discussing the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding Title VII. To listen, click here.
The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Announces Lisa R. Callaway Inducted as Fellow. Click here to see official release.
We are pleased to announce that Abby Rogers has joined our firm as senior counsel. Abby focuses her practice on general labor matters and counseling clients in all aspects of the employment relationship and compliance with employment laws. She has experience in particular with FMLA and medical and disability issues in the workplace, technology issues, drug testing, employment discrimination and employee discipline matters. Abby represents employers in related labor arbitrations, administrative and judicial proceedings and values working preemptively with clients to manage litigation risks.
We are pleased to announce that Luis A. Rodriguez has joined our firm as a partner. Luis concentrates his practice in the areas of special education/disability law and other student-related matters. Before joining ECB&S, he uniquely served in both legal and high-level administrative roles with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) special education department.
Lisa Callaway’s article in the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report on “Labor Relations Collaboration from Start to Finish: A Case Study on a First Contract for Westminster Colorado Firefighters ” has been published by Chicago-Kent College of Law. To read the article, click here.
Teri Engler has been recognized again as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in the area of schools and education.
ECB&S was pleased to make donations to several children’s charities (Ronald McDonald House Charities, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Best Buddies, Special Olympics of Illinois, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), and Wounded Warrior Project) this holiday season on behalf of our clients. We thank you all for making this possible!
The second edition of Teri Engler’s resource guide, Assistive Technology in Special Education: Identifying Student Needs, Responding To Parent Requests, And Other Compliance Issues, has been published by LRP Publications.
We are pleased to announce that Dawn M. Hinkle, who joined our firm as an associate in March, 2017, has become a Partner at our law firm.
ECB&S sponsored IPELRA’s 2017 Annual Training Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. Lisa Callaway presented on Grievance Arbitration: Strategies for Improving Your Chances. Click here for IPELRA’s January, 2018 Newsletter, containing pictures of the event.
ECB&S was pleased to make donations to several children’s charities (Best Buddies, Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry, and Fill A Heart 4 Kids-Chicago) this holiday season on behalf of our clients. We thank you all for making this possible!
We are pleased to announce that Dawn M. Hinkle has become associated with our firm. Dawn has practiced in all areas of school law over the past 22 years. Before joining ECB&S, she worked at another Illinois school law firm in the Chicago-metropolitan area.
Our firm name has changed from Engler, Baasten & Sraga LLC to Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, reflecting the addition of partner Lisa R. Callaway earlier this year.