Our Attorneys

Michael Del Galdo is the founding attorney of Del Galdo Law Group, LLC, a law firm consisting of 23 attorneys, serving primarily public and private sector clients in the governmental and public sector practice area. Mr. Del Galdo is appointed as general and special counsel to some of the largest units of local government in the State of Illinois.

Areas of Experience: Municipal Law, School Law, Government Affairs, Land Use & Economic Development

James Vasselli is a Senior Partner at the Del Galdo Law Group and serves as the Chairman of the Firm’s Real Estate and Public Finance Departments. Numerous real estate development projects that Mr. Vasselli has completed have received state and national commendations.

Areas of Experience: Commercial Real Estate, Real Estate Development, Residential Real Estate, Municipal Law, Public Finance, Land Use and Planning, Employment Law, Labor Law, Criminal Prosecutions, Criminal Defense, Legislation, State and Federal Litigation

Austin Zimmer is a Senior Partner at Del Galdo Law Group, LLC and serves as the Chairman of the Firm’s Litigation Department. Mr. Zimmer focuses his litigation practice on insurance defense and municipal litigation. He also defends clients in complex commercial matters.

Kimberly M. Jannotta concentrates her practice in the areas of school law, labor and employment law, and litigation.

Areas of Experience: School Law, Labor and Employment Law, Contract/Transactional Law, Litigation and Appellate Practice

Cynthia Grandfield is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney. She is Senior Counsel in Del Galdo Law Group’s Litigation Department at the Chicago office.

Areas of Experience: Civil Rights, Labor and Employment, Employment Discrimination, Personal Injury and Premise Liability Defense, Real Estate, Condemnation, Construction, Environmental, and Contract Disputes.

Tiffany Nelson-Jaworski is an experienced municipal, school, township, and election law attorney. Tiffany’s career has been primarily focused on representing local governmental entities, elected officials, and candidates.

Sean M. Sullivan is an experienced civil and criminal litigator and trial attorney with vast experience in federal and state court cases. He is Senior Counsel in Del Galdo Law Group’s Litigation Department.

Michael is a litigator serving primarily as defense counsel for public entities including villages, townships, and other municipalities in both State and Federal court.

Ms. Veronica Bonilla-Lopez focuses her practice on civil litigation, representing both public and private sector clients in the defense of state and federal litigation. Ms. Bonilla-Lopez’s work includes representation of the Firm’s public sector clients before administrative and quasi-judicial bodies. Additionally, Ms. Bonilla-Lopez acts as an adjudicator for a municipality presiding over ordinance violations. Moreover, she has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Julian Cagadas is part of the litigation team at Del Galdo Law Group. He serves as defense counsel for public entities and municipalities.

James G. Ciesil focuses his practice in labor and employment law for both public and private sector clients.

Daniel Didech concentrates his practice in municipal law. Mr. Didech represents the firm’s clients on a variety of matters, including real estate transactions, contracts and intergovernmental agreements, employment issues, and compliance with the Open Meetings Act and the Freedom of Information Act.

Of Counsel

Throughout her legal career, Ms. Diemer has focused her practice exclusively in the areas of labor, employment, and school law. She counsels clients and litigates matters involving issues such as hiring, discrimination (gender, pregnancy, race national origin, age, religious, and disability), sexual harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, severance and non-competition agreements, and employee discipline and discharge matters.

Areas of Experience: Labor & Employment Law, School Law, Municipal Law, Litigation, Civil Rights

Joseph Giambrone focuses his practice on civil litigation, representing public and private sector clients. Mr. Giambrone also represents the Firm’s public sector clients before administrative and quasi-judicial bodies.

State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is Of Counsel to the Del Galdo Law Group, LLC. Rep. Lang, who has served 30 years in the Illinois House of Representatives and currently serves as the Deputy Majority Leader, focuses his legal practice on local government and municipal economic development, and election law.

Robert E Luedke has litigated Illinois workers compensation claims on behalf of employers for over 30 years.

W. David Mills has over 30 years of experience as legal counsel for a life insurance company. Insurance issues comprise a significant part of his practice.

Areas of Experience: Life Insurance Law, Life Insurance Litigation Defense, Insurance Coverage Disputes, Employee Benefits Law, Real Estate Law, Insurance Regulatory Law, Tax Law, Pension Plans and ERISA

Michael G. Muthleb concentrates his practice on municipal and transactional law. Mr. Muthleb represents the firm’s public and private clients on a variety of matters, including real estate transactions, contracts, and public finance.

Katie Ngo concentrates her practice in all aspects of school law. Katie counsels clients on a variety of matters including employee discipline and investigations, student related issues, collective bargaining, and bidding of public contracts.

Amy L. Purham is an experienced school law, and labor and employment law attorney, representing both public and private sector clients.

Eric T. Stach represents local governments and private clients who appear before local governments and/or are involved in real estate development. Mr. Stach counsels on governmental matters, including, but not limited to, litigation, zoning, land use, municipal law, school law, and real estate transactions.

Areas of Experience: Civil Litigation, Land Use & Zoning, State and Local Government Affairs, Municipal Law, Real Estate Development

Marquita L. Trotter concentrates her practice on municipal and transactional law. Ms. Trotter represents the firm’s public and private clients on a variety of matters, including property tax issues, intergovernmental agreements, and real estate transactions.

Karl Z. Vogel concentrates his practice in the areas of school law and labor and employment law.

Courtney P. Willits concentrates her practice on municipal law and transactional law. Ms. Willits represents the Firm’s public and private clients on a variety of matters including contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Open Meetings Act.

Timothy Woerner's practice focuses on defending and advising municipal corporations in litigation, including labor and employment and tort liability issues.

Areas of Experience: Labor and Employment, Municipal Law, Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation

Edward J. Wong, III focuses his practice in school, traditional labor, employee relations and employment discrimination law for public and private sector clients.