Practicing Attorney

Representing governmental bodies with a concentrated practice in municipal law, municipal prosecution, special districts, library and fire districts. I have represented the government in all aspects of the law ranging from administrative law, labor law, prosecution, to general corporate municipal law.

Chairman of the Lake County Community Development Commission having served on the Commission 1996-2011.

The Commission is responsible for overseeing local administration of the Federal Community Development Block Grant Program, HOME Investment Partnerships Program, and the Emergency Shelter Grant Program and other Homeless Assistance programs. The Commission prepares the Consolidated Housing and Community Development Plan by identifying community needs, setting priorities, and establishing goals. The Lake County Community Development Commissioners are nominated by the county board chairman and approved by the Lake County Board.

President of the Board of Directors of the Round Lake Beach Cultural and Civic Center Foundation

A not-for-profit organization created to enhance and encourage arts appreciation and civic participation throughout the Greater Round Lake Area.

Volunteer firefighter/paramedic/Lieutenant with the Greater Round Lake Area Fire Protection District since 1990

I have dedicated most of my adult life to serving as a volunteer firefighter/paramedic achieving the rank of Lieutenant with the Greater Round Lake Area Fire Protection District. I have also written and lectured on the Legalities of Emergency Management. I have taught classes for the Northwest Lake County Fire Training Cooperative, including teaching their EMT’s medical, legal, and ethical issues facing an EMT.