Thomas M. Melody is a Partner with the law firm of Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd. Tom’s legal experience includes the general practice of municipal and school law, with a focus on labor and employment law. He has negotiated many collective bargaining agreements, and represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including contract administration and grievance arbitration, compliance with State and Federal labor law, and employment litigation in both State and Federal courts and administrative agencies. He is the Village Attorney for Tinley Park, Illinois. Tom is one of the authors of the Handbook on Practice and Procedure in Police and Fire Disciplinary Matters, published by the Illinois Municipal League, and has written numerous articles on labor law issues.
Jason A. Guisinger, Esq.
Associate, Klein, Thorpe & Jenkins, Ltd.
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 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.