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I worked in law school for a US Congressman and gained both friends and insight into Washington politics.  I was an investigator for the National Comm'n on the Causes and Prevention of Violence studying the causes and consequences of the events of the Democratic National Convention in 1968.  For approximately 6 months in 1975 I was Acting Director of the Defender Division of the National Legal Aid & Defender Ass'n.  I have always strived to see fairness and simple justice in our legal system and it is a constant battle.  Much of my practice is currently labor and employment law and in January of 2008, I was granted the right and privilege to be counsel to L. 743, Teamsters.  I have left that position but enjoyed it greatly.  I have worked with members of the IFOP to establish basic rights for members which presently exist only for those covered by federal laws such as First Amendment speech rights and the right to be free from retaliation. I have an important case pending in the 7th Circuit on this very issue. 


Languages spoken: French

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Moran Law Group

309 West Washington
Suite 900
Chicago, IL, 60606-3209

309 W Washington Ste 900
Chicago, IL, 60606-3209


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 25%
  2. Appeals: 25%
    45 years, 200 cases
  3. Litigation: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
  5. Business: 10%



Hourly ($375-500/hour), contingent (35-50%)

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    I endorse this lawyer. We worked together on an appeal. He was very knowledgable and professional.


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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law196905/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Leading Lawyers in Employment LawLeading Lawyers Network2011
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Leading Lawyers in Appellate LawLeading Lawyers Network2009
Who's Who in American LawN/A1997
Who's Who in American LawN/A1996
Law and Ethics, Harvard Law SchoolNational Endowment for the Humanities1977
Grantee, Colloquium on International Common Law, LondonFord Foundation1976
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ConsultantAmerican Bar Association1983 - 1984
Assistant Public Defender - Chief of AppealsPublic Defender of Cook County, IL.1970 - 1982
Investigator/WriterUnited States National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence1969 - 1970
TeacherNew Trier High School1969 - 1969
Congressional InternUnited States Congress1967 - 1967
Legal ResearcherHansen, Cobb, O'Brien & Tucker1967 - 1967
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2012
Illinois Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - 2011
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember1995 - 2011
National Employment Lawyers Association (Illinois chapter)Member1989 - 2011
Illinois Appellate Lawyers AssociationMember1980 - 2012
Illinois State Bar AssociationMember1973 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Brown v. Illinois (US SUP. CT)US Sup.Ct. reversed in favor of client, R. Brown
Sweilem v. IL. Dept. of Revenuereversed in favor of client
People v. Roy Caballesexplained IL.Const. rights
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Publication nameTitleDate
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent DefendantsGideon Undone1984
Lawyers Cooperative PublishingHandling Criminal Appeals, Purver & Taylor (contributor)1980
Illinois Bar JournalThe Admission of Hypnotically "Refreshed" Identification Testimony Should Be Barred in Criminal Trials," .N/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1968
University of Notre DameN/AA.B1965
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate