Partner John M. O’Driscoll has published an article in the December 2011 issue of the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s Municipal Law Newsletter.
Entitled, “Governmental Employees Are Not Entitled to Hearings Regarding Termination Pursuant to Reorganization,” the article reports on a recent ruling which clarifies that a governmental employee is not entitled to notice or a hearing when their position is terminated in connection with a “legitimate governmental re-organization.” Schulz v. Green County, 645 F.3d 949 (7th Cir. 2011).
John O’Driscoll is based out of Tressler’s Bolingbrook and Chicago offices. His practice includes representing companies and individuals in business disagreements and providing general counsel services to local governmental bodies such as municipalities, school districts and park districts. John handles a wide variety of disputes such as business litigation, breaches of contract, construction issues, employment disputes, property damage, internet defamation, ordinance violations, "sunshine laws" compliance, professional negligence matters and complex litigation.
John has been selected for inclusion in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Stars®. In 2010, John received the Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel’s President’s Award for his exceptional service, dedication and significant contributions to the IDC and its President. In 2011, he was named a recipient of the IDC Meritorious Service Award for his outstanding service as co-chair of the IDC Commercial Litigation Committee.