Partner, Collinsville Office

ph: 618.343.3540
fax:618.343.3546
dweedman@robbins-schwartz.com

Dennis L. Weedman

Dennis Weedman represents school districts, community colleges, county boards and other units of local government in labor negotiations and employment related matters, including complaints and charges of discrimination, wrongful termination litigation, claims of sexual harassment, civil rights violations and unfair labor practice charges.  Dennis also advises clients on the handling of grievances, as well as represents public entities in labor arbitration hearings.  He has represented employers in more than 200 arbitration hearings and has handled more than a hundred union organizational cases before the various public sector labor relations boards.  Following certification of the bargaining unit, Dennis also serves as a negotiator and advisor for collective bargaining agreements, having negotiated several hundred labor contracts for public employers.

Dennis’s area of practice extends well beyond just labor and employment matters.  He counsels clients in all areas of personnel management, including employee leave rights, overtime obligations, and employee disciplinary matters, as well as in the areas of board governance, general education law and student rights and responsibilities.  Dennis has served on the Illinois State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section and is a frequent presenter for the Illinois Association of School Boards and at statewide conferences, including the Chicago-Kent School of Law Public Sector Labor Relations Conference.

Dennis has over twenty years of experience representing public entities in labor and employment disputes.  Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Dennis served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Labor Relations Board and was Labor Relations Counsel for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services.

Dennis is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member training.

Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Employment Law: Management, Labor Law: Management, School Law and Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law, 2015

Recent Presentations

  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest for Municipal Elected Officials, Illinois Municipal League Newly Elected Officials Workshop (June 2017)
  • The impact of Senate Bill 7 “Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,” Chicago-Kent College of Law Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference (December 2016)
  • OMA-FOIA Refresher and Recent Developments, ICSA's 30th Annual Seminar on School Law (November 2016)
  • 2015 Legal Update, Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District – Superintendent’s Special Education Academy (July 2015)

 

Dennis L. Weedman

Education

  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Partner, Collinsville Office

ph: 618.343.3540
fax:618.343.3546
dweedman@robbins-schwartz.com

Dennis L. Weedman

Dennis L. Weedman

Partner, Collinsville Office
ph: 618.343.3540
fax:618.343.3546
dweedman@robbins-schwartz.com

Dennis Weedman represents school districts, community colleges, county boards and other units of local government in labor negotiations and employment related matters, including complaints and charges of discrimination, wrongful termination litigation, claims of sexual harassment, civil rights violations and unfair labor practice charges.  Dennis also advises clients on the handling of grievances, as well as represents public entities in labor arbitration hearings.  He has represented employers in more than 200 arbitration hearings and has handled more than a hundred union organizational cases before the various public sector labor relations boards.  Following certification of the bargaining unit, Dennis also serves as a negotiator and advisor for collective bargaining agreements, having negotiated several hundred labor contracts for public employers.

Dennis’s area of practice extends well beyond just labor and employment matters.  He counsels clients in all areas of personnel management, including employee leave rights, overtime obligations, and employee disciplinary matters, as well as in the areas of board governance, general education law and student rights and responsibilities.  Dennis has served on the Illinois State Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section and is a frequent presenter for the Illinois Association of School Boards and at statewide conferences, including the Chicago-Kent School of Law Public Sector Labor Relations Conference.

Dennis has over twenty years of experience representing public entities in labor and employment disputes.  Prior to joining Robbins Schwartz, Dennis served as an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Labor Relations Board and was Labor Relations Counsel for the Illinois Department of Central Management Services.

Dennis is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education to provide school board member training.

Awards

  • Illinois Leading Lawyer, Employment Law: Management, Labor Law: Management, School Law and Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law, 2015

Recent Presentations

  • Ethics and Conflicts of Interest for Municipal Elected Officials, Illinois Municipal League Newly Elected Officials Workshop (June 2017)
  • The impact of Senate Bill 7 “Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going,” Chicago-Kent College of Law Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference (December 2016)
  • OMA-FOIA Refresher and Recent Developments, ICSA's 30th Annual Seminar on School Law (November 2016)
  • 2015 Legal Update, Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education District – Superintendent’s Special Education Academy (July 2015)

 

Education

  • J.D., Southern Illinois University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Admitted to Practice

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois

Organizations

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys
  • Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association

Practice Areas