Mr. Abstone received his B.S. in Psychology and B.A in Journalism from Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. He then attended Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. Afterwards, Mr. Abstone returned to Butler University where he received his Master’s Degree in Journalism. Rodney has worked as an editor and general manager for several major publications. Before joining CLS Legal Staffing, he was an administrator for a Chicago-based law firm specializing in child welfare, labor and employment law. With a background in senior and executive-level management, Mr. Abstone also focuses his recruitment on Executive Directors, Administrators, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Financial Officers, Boards of Directors, and other senior-level management within international, national, and local law firms, Fortune 500 and privately-held corporations, and not-for-profit organizations. Mr. Abstone is frequently invited to speak at local universities and is often sought out by high-profile legal executives for his keen knowledge of Chicago’s legal market. He is a nationally published author of many industry-related articles. Additionally, he is a Professional Member of the Institute of Management Consultants USA. Rodney serves on the Board of Directors for many different philanthropic and social service organizations throughout Chicago focusing on HIV/AIDS, adolescent homelessness, LGBT issues and the fine arts. He is an active member and Master Mason with the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. He is also a violist.
Articles in the National Law Review database by Rodney L. Abstone II