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Ryan David Gammelgard

Ryan David Gammelgard

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Reason: In-House Counsel

Practice areas:

Government, Business, Agriculture, Insurance

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About Me

In my current position as Attorney II, I provide legal services to the Illinois Agricultural Association and several of its agricultural and financial services affiliates, including the COUNTRY Financial and MiddleOak groups of insurance and financial service companies, IAA Credit Union, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc., and over 90 County Farm Bureaus.

I am active in the community and have been selected for leadership roles with the McLean County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the David Davis Mansion Foundation.

I have delivered a number of presentations on legal issues associated with wind energy law and corporate political activities. In addition, over the past three years I have coordinated four Corporate Legal Ethics CLE programs for the Illinois State Bar Association.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Insurance: 25%
  2. Agriculture: 25%
  3. Business: 25%
  4. Government: 25%

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Contact Info

Office of the General Counsel, Illinois Agricultural Association & Affiliated Companies

1701 Towanda Avenue
PO Box 2901
Bloomington, IL, 61702-2901

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law200608/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Young Lawyer of the Year AwardMcLean County Bar Association2012
20 Under 40 AwardPantagraph (Bloomington - Normal, Illinois Newspaper)2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney IIIllinois Agricultural Association & Affiliated Companies2007 - Present
Volunteer AttorneyPrairie State Legal Services Inc2006 - 2007
Associate AttorneyLivingston, Barger, Brandt & Schroeder2006 - 2007

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Law Alumni Board, University of Illinois College of LawBoard Member2013 - Present
Illinois State Bar Association Section on Corporate Law DepartmentsFormer Chair2009 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselN/A2008 - Present
Sigma Chi Bar AssociationFounding Member2008 - Present
McLean County Bar AssociationFormer Board of Governors, Former Secretary/Executive Committee2006 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A2006 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
The Corporate Lawyer, Illinois State Bar AssociationDeveloping an In-House CLE Program2012
The Corporate Lawyer, Illinois State Bar AssociationChanges in Illinois Corporate Political Activity Laws2010
The Corporate Lawyer, Illinois State Bar AssociationCorporate Lobbying Laws in Illinois2008
How to Get Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitted into Court (NBI, Inc. 2007)How to Get Evidence and Expert Testimony Admitted into Court and Attacking Opposing Expert Testimony2007
IDC YLD NewsletterMedical Research for Attorneys2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Illinois College of LawN/AJuris Doctor2006
Eastern Illinois UniversityN/ABachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
The Chicago Farmers Monthly MeetingFrom the Landowner's Perspective: An Overview on Wind Easements, Pipeline Projects, and Transmission Lines2013
Representing Farm Owners, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)AMEREN, Enbridge, & Easement Issues2013
Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership ConferenceUtility Easements2013
Association of Illinois Soil and Water Conservation Districts Annual MeetingWind Turbine Decommissioning2013
ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law - 2012ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law - 2012 (Program Coordinator and Moderator)2012
Illinois Farm Bureau Governmental Affairs Leadership ConferenceUtility and Pipeline Easements2012
ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law - 2011ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law - 2011 (Program Coordinator and Moderator)2011
Illinois Wind Working Group Speakers BureauAdvanced Landowners' Forum: Wind Energy 201 (Speaker)2011
Corporate Legal Ethics - ISBA WebcastIn-House Attorneys and Professional Conduct - ISBA Webcast (Program Coordinator)2011
Chicago Farmers Annual Farmland Investment FairWind Energy Legal Issues in Illinois (Speaker)2011
AFBF Farm Bureau Lawyers' ConferenceLobbying and PAC Legal Issues: What's New? (Speaker)2011
ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law - 2010ISBA Legal Ethics in Corporate Law -2010 (Program Coordinator and Moderator)2010
Corporate Legal Ethics - ISBA WebcastCorporate Legal Ethics - ISBA Webcast (Program Coordinator and Moderator)2010
Corporate Legal Ethics - ISBA WebcastCorporate Legal Ethics - ISBA Webcast (Moderator)2009
Robert C. Underwood Inn of CourtWinning at All Costs - Review of Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct (Speaker)2008
2006 Annual Meeting of the Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural AppraisersWind Farm Law Update (Speaker)2006