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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    39 years, 50 cases
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
    28 years
  3. Trademark Application: 5%
    34 years

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Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn Ltd.

55 West Monroe Street - Suite 2300
Chicago, IL, 60603


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197605/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2016
Leading LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2012
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell1986
Graduated Cum LaudeNorthwestern University School of Law1976
Graduated Phi Beta KappaNorthwestern University1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Judicial Law ClerkU.S. District Court1976 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
Intercollegiate Tennis AssociationChairman of the Board2016 - Present
VISTAGE InternationalMember2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember - Employment Law Section1990 - Present
Chicago Bar AssociationMember1978 - Present
JCYSDirector for Life1977 - Present
United States Tennis AssociationImmediate Past President2013 - 2014
United States Tennis AssociationChairman of the Board & President2011 - 2012
International Tennis FederationVice President & Board of Directors2011 - 2015
International Tennis Hall of FameBoard of Directors2006 - 2016
Chicago Bar AssociationMember, Judicial Evaluation Committee1985 - 1990
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Rice v. Nova Biomedical Corp.Judgment for client affirmed
Chrissafis v. Continental Airlines, Inc.Nearly a $500,000 judgment for our client
Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 v. Chicago Sun-Times, Inc.Appeal dismissed; sanctions awarded
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Publication nameTitleDate
2016 Health Law & Compliance UpdateLabor and Employment Law Chapter2016
The Administrator's AdvantageAvoiding Employee Handbook Pitfalls2014
Chief Executive MagazineCompensation Negotiation: It’s Not Just About How Much You’ll Make2011
Inside TennisVegosen: A (USTA) Star Is Born2011
HR Advisor: Legal and Practical GuidanceTexting While Driving Statutes Increase Risk of Employer Liability2010
Risk ManagementEmployee Monitoring and Pre-Employment Screening2010
Bloomberg Law ReportsEmployer Liability for Texting While Driving2010
Chicago Daily Law BulletinEffective Interviewing2010
Chicago Daily Law BulletinTennis Keeps Lawyer on Top of His Game2010
Consulting MagazineIs Your Organization Ready to Conduct Effective Interviews?2010
New York TimesStarve Football, Feed Athletics2007
Forum MagazineDevelop a Relationship with Legal Counsel Before a Crisis Hits2002
Forum MagazineSo YOU Have to Fire Someone2001
Forum MagazineImportance of Reference Checking and Dealing with the "Name, Rank, and Serial Number" Reference2000
Chicago LawyerFiguring Out Whether to Tell All or Zip Your Lip on References1996
Chicago LawyerOn His Own Terms1996
Perspectives On Employee Assistance ProgramsThe Ten Commandments of Effective Interviewing1996
Crain's Small BusinessOunce of Prevention Stops Worker Claims1994
Executive CitizenPreventing and Combating Sexual Harassment1993
Business Law TodayWhen You Get A Sexual Harassment Complaint1993
Chicago LawyerEmployee Handbooks Give Businesses a Hand, Not a Noose1992
Chicago LawyerLaw Firms of All Sizes Need Sexual Harassment Policies1992
Client PublicationThe Ten Commandments of Proper Trademark & Service Mark Use1989
Northwestern University Journal of Criminal Law & CriminologySchneckloth vs. Bustamonte - Noncustodial Searches1976
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawN/A1976
Northwestern UniversityPolitical ScienceN/A1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
VistageMaximizing Your Effectiveness as a Board Member2015
HR in the Fast LaneReinventing Your Business2015
VISTAGE InternationalReinventing Your Business: A Case Study2014
University of Chicago Law SchoolPracticing Law While Pursuing Your Passion2014
Northwestern University Law SchoolPracticing Law While Pursuing Your Passion2014
National Association of Legal Administrators - Chicago ChapterAvoiding Employee Handbook Pitfalls2014
The Executive CommitteeTen Common Mistakes Executives Make in the Employment Context: A Legal Perspective2013
IAMES Annual Educational Conference & ExpoTen Common Mistakes Executives Make: A Legal Perspective2011
VISTAGE InternationalThe Art of Effective Interviewing: The Quest for the One2010
IAMES Annual Educational Conferece & ExpoThe Art of Effective Interviewing: The Quest for the One2010
VISTAGE InternationalThe Art of Effective Interviewing: The Quest for the One2009
VISTAGE InternationalPreventing & Investigating Sexual & Other Harassment2009
IAMES Annual Educational Conference & ExpoSeven Deadly Sins Executives Commit in the Employment Context: A Legal Perspective2009
VISTAGE InternationalTen Common Mistakes Executives Make: A Legal Perspective2008
VISTAGE InternationalPreventing & Investigating Sexual and Other Harassment2008
Employment SymposiumSeven Deadly Sins Executives Commit in the Employment Context: A Legal Perspective2008
VISTAGE InternationalTen Common Mistakes Executives Make: A Legal Perspective2007
VISTAGE InternationalPreventing & Investigating Sexual & Other Harassment2007
VISTAGE InternationalPreventing & Investigating Sexual & Other Harassment2006
VISTAGE InternationalTen Common Mistakes Executives Make: A Legal Perspective2005
The Road to Good HousekeepingAn Overview of the Law of Trademarks & Trademark Selection & Protection2005
Perspectives, Ltd. Workplace Safety ConferencePreventing Workplace Violence & Minimizing Employer Exposure2005
2005 IAPD Legal SympoisumSix Common Mistakes Executives Make: A Legal Perspective2005
VISTAGE InternationalThe Art of Effective Interviewing: The Quest for the One2004
2004 IAPD Legal SymposiumThe Reference Game: How to Give Name, Rank & Serial Number, But Get Much More When It's Your Turn to Ask2004
2003 IAPD Legal SymposiumInvestigating Employee Theft & Fraud: How to Take Steps to Prevent It From Happening to You2003
U.S. Department of Education Commission on Opportunity in AthleticsTitle IX2002
2002 IAPD Legal SymposiumDisaster Preparedness: Are You Ready? Practical & Legal Aspects of Disaster Preparedness2002
2001 IAPD Legal SymposiumEmployment & Separation Agreements From the Employers' & Employees' Perspectives2001
2000 IAPD Legal SymposiumAre You Ready If A Union Comes Knocking On Your Door?2000
1999 IAPD Legal SymposiumEmployment Agreements: Covering Your Assets1999
Local Government Committee of the Chicago Bar AssociationLiability & Harassment: The Supreme Court Speaks1998
1998 IAPD Legal SymposiumFitness For Duty: Legal Aspects1998
1997 IAPD Legal SymposiumEmployee Handbooks: Have You Covered All the Bases?1997
Wicker Park Chamber of CommerceDrug Abuse & The Workplace: The Legal Perspective1996
1996 IAPD Legal SymposiumInvestigating Harassment: Some Tips & A Mock Investigation1996
1995 IAPD Legal SymposiumThe Employment Process: Techniques for Effective Interviewing, Hiring & Firing1995