One Team.

Making your mission ours.

We place a strong emphasis on teamwork, which enables us to leverage the breadth and depth of knowledge of all our attorneys, paralegals, and staff.

Kathleen Elliott

Of Counsel, Lisle Office

ph: 630.929.3639

Kathleen Elliott

Kathleen Elliott counsels and represents municipalities, park districts, school districts and other units of local government and their advisory boards and commissions in all aspects of local government law, including drafting ordinances, Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act compliance, board governance, contracts, intergovernmental agreements, annexation, zoning, planning, development and redevelopment, finance, and personnel matters.


  • Recognition Award for Service as Chairman of the IML Home Rule Attorneys Committee, Illinois Municipal League
  • Illinois Leading Lawyer,Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Government Relations Law
  • “BV” Rated by Martindale-Hubbell


  • J.D., DePaul University
  • B.A., Drake University

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals  for the Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • Illinois Municipal League, Home Rule Attorneys Committee, Chair 2016-present, Public Health & Safety Committee, Public Works & Transportation Policy Committee
  • Illinois State Bar Association, Local Government Law section
  • Will County Bar Association

Recent Publications

  • Author, “What Can We as Local Government Lawyers Do in These Troubled Times?” Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Journal (2021)
  • Co-author, “Variations, Special Uses, and Appeals from Administrative Decisions,” Land Use Law (Illinois), IICLE (2010, Supp. 2013, 2017)
  • Co-author, “Municipal Litigation,” Illinois Municipal Law: Contracts, Litigation, and Home Rule, IICLE (2012, 2015)
  • Author, “Public Water Districts,” Special Districts, IICLE (2014)
  • Contributing author, “Variations, Special Uses, and Appeals from Administrative Decisions,” Land Use Law (Illinois), IICLE (2010 and Supp. 2013)
  • Co-author, Guide to Illinois Sunshine Laws, Illinois Association of Park Districts (2012, 2017 revised edition)
  • Contributing author, “Park Districts,” Special Districts, IICLE (2009 and Supp. 2011)