Christine Walczak Tressler LLP

Walczak, Christine A. Associate

Walczak, Christine A. Associate

Practice Focus

Christine is an associate in Tressler’s Local Government Practice Group. She counsels municipalities, park districts, school districts and other governmental entities on various matters, including: legislative policy, zoning and land use, real estate transactions, special education, licensing, personnel policies and compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA). She has experience drafting and negotiating real estate contracts, leases, permits, licenses, vendor contracts, easements and intergovernmental agreements.

Christine also has experience counseling private corporations in general corporate matters, contract review and negotiations.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Tressler, Christine was an associate with the firm Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd. where she primarily worked with the Village of Crestwood, Illinois, serving as its Assistant General Counsel, FOIA Officer and OMA Officer.
Since 2018, Christine has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Illinois Super Lawyers.

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
    Young Lawyers Division Council, Member
  • Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
    Newsletter Committee, Editor
  • Chicago Bar Association, Member


Recent Articles and Blogs

"New PAC Opinion Provides Public Bodies With Clarity on the Types of Records Protected by the Juvenile Court Act," Local Government Lowdown, January 4, 2021

"PAC Issues New Binding Opinion on Muting Sidebars During Remote Public MeetingsLocal Government Lowdown, December 2, 2020

"First District v. Fourth District’s Interpretation On Releasing Communications Sent/Received On Personal Devices – A Difference All Public Officials Should Know," Local Government Lowdown, August 13, 2020

"The Adoption Of SOPPA May Provide A Tough Lesson For Schools That Fail To Comply," Local Government Lowdown, October, 27, 2019

"The Adoption Of SOPPA May Provide A Tough Lesson For Schools That Fail To Comply," Privacy Risk Report, October, 25, 2019

"A Glimpse into the Future for Employers – What to Expect If the Governor Signs Senate Bill 0075," Local Government Lowdown, July, 22, 2019

"Disturbing Statements by Parent to School Employee Not Protected by First Amendment," Local Government Lowdown, April 9, 2019

"Court Sheds Light on FOIA’s Unduly Burdensome Exception," Local Government Lowdown, January 23, 2019

"The New and Evolving Tort of Contributory Cybersquatting: Did the Courts get it Right?," University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology and Policy, Fall 2012


Presentations & Events


"Coaches and Sexual Assault Claims: What You Need to Do to Protect Your Agency,” 2021 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Virtual Conference, January 29, 2021

“Mini Law School for HR Professionals,” National Business Institute (NBI, Inc.)’s Webinar, Speaker, May 20, 2020

“Illinois School Districts: FOIA Review, Key Aspects, and Recent Changes,”Datamation Imaging Services Webinar, Panelist, January 30, 2020

“Coaches and Sexual Assault Claims: What You Need to Do to Protect Your Agency,” IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 24, 2020

“Legal/Legislative Part II,” IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference, January 25, 2019