Pappas O'Connor P.C.

Education Law

Firm attorneys have extensive experience in counseling public school districts, community colleges, and private school entities on compliance and dispute resolution. Our attorneys have taken on statewide leadership roles in education law, reflecting the firm's commitment to high standards of expertise.

Our goal is to allow educators to work with students without excessive distraction from the legal system. When legal difficulties arise, we work with our clients to resolve those problems as quickly as is appropriately possible.

Education Law

  • Representing schools in collective bargaining negotiations
  • Arbitrating grievances for management
  • Litigating before federal and state agencies and courts regarding collective bargaining issues
  • Providing educational labor relations advice
  • Working on teacher remediation and notice to remedy issues

 Educational Employment

  • Litigating claims brought under Title VII, Title IX, and other federal and state statutes
  • Drafting administrative and other non-union employment agreements
  • Representing clients in state and federal compliance reviews

Student Discipline

  • Drafting discipline codes
  • Counseling on disciplinary responses
  • Representing clients in hearings and other proceedings
  • Crafting appropriate reciprocal reporting agreements


  • Counseling on compliance with state and federal regulatory statutes, including:
    • Affordable Care Act
    • No Child Left Behind Act
    • Title IX
    • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
    • Illinois School Student Records Act
    • Open Meetings Act
    • Freedom of Information Act

Special Education

  • Counseling and representing clients in the full spectrum of special education proceedings from initial IEP's through federal appellate litigation

Quad Cities Office

1617 Second Avenue
Suite 300
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

(309) 788-7110
(309) 788-2773

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Alert: Summer 2018 Labor and Employment Update

Justice Kennedy's retirement will create ideological consequences, but what about in the Labor and Employment arena? How have the recent Supreme Court decisions - Janus & Epic changed the landscape in employment law? Has the NLRB changed its tune regarding handbook policies? These questions and more are in Pappas & O’Connor’s 2018 Summer Labor & Employment Update.

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Chicago Office

900 West Jackson Boulevard
Six West
Chicago, Illinois 60607

(312) 421-5960
(312) 421-5310

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