John practices in the firm's governmental law, tort litigation, and business and commercial litigation practice groups. He has spent his entire legal career with Heyl Royster, beginning in 2004 in the Peoria office. He concentrates on government law, representing numerous townships, villages, fire districts, road districts, and other governmental entities in a broad range of issues, including negotiations on intergovernmental agreements and compliance with statutory regulations. He also has worked with both governmental bodies and developers/corporations in various aspects of zoning, annexation, and eminent domain law. His tort defense practice focuses generally on corporate clients, whether in general tort defense or landlord/tenant issues.
John is a frequent statewide speaker on government-related issues at both conventions and educational seminars. He was a contributing author and General Editor for a publication related to special district law for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and also wrote for the Institute on publications regarding the Illinois Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and municipal contracts in the Institute's "Illinois Municipal Law" series. He has also been a regular, contributing author to the official publication of the Township Officials of Illinois, the Perspective, and the Illinois Township Attorneys Association newsletter.
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