John Rearden, Jr. 


Labor and Employment Law: advises and represents employers and employees in business and in lawsuits, including discrimination, wage disputes, labor union matters, False Claims Act cases, unemployment compensation and other areas.


Advises and represents clients in civil suits in federal, state and local courts and agencies.

Legal Activities

Admitted to Georgia Bar, 1985; Illinois Bar, 1985; Wisconsin Bar, 1995; U.S. District Courts for Northern and Central Districts of Illinois. Member, Winnebago County, Georgia and Illinois State Bar Associations. Law Clerk to Judge E. Grady Jolly, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1985-1986. Lecturer in employment law for various organizations. Past Chair, Illinois State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Council. Past Member, Editorial Board, Illinois Bar Journal. Past Director, Past President, Winnebago County Bar Association. Member, United States Supreme Court Bar.


B.A., (with high honors), Eastern Illinois University (1978). M.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1985), University of Illinois. J.D. (with distinction), Emory University (1984). Order of the Coif.