Large Firm Capabilities You Need. Personal Attention You Deserve.

Douglas C. Gruenke

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Practice Areas:

  • Municipal Law 50%
  • Business and Corporate Law 20%
  • Real Estate Law 20%
  • General Civil Litigation 10%

Education

  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois
    • J.D. - 2002
  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
    • B.A. - 1999

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2002
  • Missouri, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2003

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter – “A Primer on Special Service Areas” – Southwest Illinois City Management Association meeting – November 6, 2015
  • Author – “Vehicle Impound Authority after Hayenga”, Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Journal – February 2015
  • Author – “Public Prayer Post Galloway”, Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Journal – June 2014
  • Author – “Special Service Areas: The Forgotten Development Tool”, Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association Journal – March 2013
  • Presenter – “Administrative Adjudication for Illinois Municipalities” – Southwest Illinois City Management Association meeting – November 2, 2012
  • Presenter – “Municipal Electric Aggregation” – Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois – October 20, 2012
  • Author and Presenter - “Hot Topics in Land Use and Zoning Law”, State and Local Government Law, National Business Institute – June 14, 2011

Pro-Bono Activities

  • New Baden Athletic Booster Club, Inc., 2002

Fraternities or Sororities

  • Pi Kappa Alpha

Representative Clients

  • Village of New Baden, Illinois
  • Strano & Associates, Ltd.
  • City of Centralia

Representative Cases

  • RVS Industries, Inc. v. Village of Shiloh, 353 Ill.App.3d 672, 2004, Il Appellate Ct.

Professional Associations

  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • St. Clair County Bar Association
  • Clinton County Bar Association
  • Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association – Board of Directors, 2011 to Present
  • Illinois Municipal League
  • Illinois Tax Increment Association
  • Metropolitan Mayor’s Caucus – Steering Committee on Electric Aggregation

Ancillary Businesses

  • Adjunct Faculty Member - Park University - Business Law Instructor

Current Employment Position

  • Partner