James Bartley, JD, has more than 25 years of experience practicing in all areas of public employment, school, and municipal law. He has advised and represented clients in numerous employment law matters, negotiated in excess of 200 collective bargaining agreements for school districts and municipalities, and handled many arbitrations and employment-related disputes before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Labor Relations Board, the EEOC, and in state and federal court. He is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys having chaired and served on its executive committee for many years. He has been admitted to the bars of the State of Illinois, the State of Nevada, and the Federal District Courts for the Southern District of Nevada and the Northern District of Illinois including the trial bar. He is presently a member of the Illinois, Nevada, American, and Chicago Bar Associations. He earned a BA from Loyola University and was awarded a graduate assistantship in Latin American Studies and earned a JD with high distinction from John Marshall Law School. He was the winner of a graduate law school scholarship for obtaining the highest class rank for the entire course of studies.
Jason Guisinger, JD, is an Associate in the firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., in Chicago and focuses on all areas of municipal law. Prior to that, he practiced with a municipal law firm in South Holland where his concentration was in litigation, municipal law, and zoning. He earned a BA from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with honors in Political Science. He then graduated from Michigan State University College of Law, with honors. While at the MSU College of Law, he served as articles editor for the Journal of Business and Securities Law. He has been licensed to practice law in Illinois since 2005.
Gregory Smith, JD, is an Associate in the firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd., in Chicago and counsels Illinois municipalities, school districts, special districts, and corporate clients. He represents government and private clients in a wide range of claims including First Amendment, defamation, property damage and injury, and breach of contract. He earned a JD degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law. While at Chicago-Kent, he was on the Dean’s List and an associate editor of the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. Prior to law school, he earned a BS from DePaul University with honors.