Glenn A. Stanko

Mr. Stanko's primary areas of concentration are employment law and civil litigation.  He has also argued more than 30 cases on appeal in state and federal courts.  In 1987, Mr. Stanko argued a criminal case involving First Amendment issues, Pope v. Illinois, before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Stanko is rated “A” by Martindale-Hubbell, which bases its ratings on confidential evaluations by other attorneys.  He was admitted to practice in 1976 and joined the firm that year.  Mr. Stanko became a principal in the firm in 1984 and has served as President of the firm since 1998.

Areas of Concentration

  • Employment Law (employment contracts, covenants not to compete, severance agreements, discipline and discharge matters, civil service cases, discrimination claims, and retaliation claims)
  • Contract, Lease, and Business Litigation
  • Local Governmental Litigation (including building and zoning matters)
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, 1971, Western Illinois University (Mathematics)
  • Juris Doctor, 1976, University of Illinois College of Law
Admitted to Practice
  • State of Illinois (1976)
  • United States Supreme Court (1982)
  • United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit (1986)
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois (1977)
Professional Associations
  • Illinois State Bar Association (Employment Law, Tort Law, and Civil Practice Sections)
  • Champaign County Bar Association (Board of Governors, 1988-90)
Community Involvement
  • United Way of Champaign County (Board of Directors)
  • Champaign West Rotary Club (Board of Directors)
  • Champaign County Bar Association People’s Law School (Instructor on Sexual Harassment and Employment Law)
  • Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club (Board of Directors)
  • YMCA Youth in Government Program (Mentor, Judicial Component)
Representative Appellate and Reported Cases
  • Pope v. Illinois, 481 U.S. 497, 107 S.Ct. 1918 (1987)
  • Doyle v. Holy Cross Hospital, 186 Ill.2d 104, 708 N.E.2d 1140, 237 Ill.Dec. 100 (1999) [Amicus Brief for Illinois Trial Lawyers Association]
  • People v. Eagle Books, 151 Ill.2d 235, 602 N.E.2d 798, 176 Ill.Dec. 852 (1992)
  • People v. Capitol News, Inc., 137 Ill.2d 162, 560 N.E.2d 303, 148 Ill.Dec. 1 (1990)
  • Price v. Carmack Datsun, Inc., 109 Ill.2d 65, 485 N.E.2d 359, 92 Ill.Dec. 548 (1985)
  • Hess v. Hartford Life & Accident Insurance Company, 274 F.3d 456 (7th Cir. 2001)
  • Castillo v. St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Company, 938 F.2d 776 (7th Cir. 1991)
  • Schoonover v. Central Laborers’ Pension Fund, 2008 WL 1902043 (C.D.Ill. 2008)
  • Dixon v. Americall Group, Inc., 390 F.Supp.2d 788 (C.D.Ill. 2005)
  • Robrock v. County of Piatt, 2012 IL App (4th) 110590, 967 N.E.2d 822, 359 Ill.Dec. 792 (4th Dist. 2012)
  • Smith v. Intergovernmental Solid Waste Disposal Association, 239 Ill.App.3d 123, 605 N.E.2d 654, 178 Ill.Dec. 860 (4th Dist. 1992)
  • Hutchcraft Van Service, Inc. v. City of Urbana Human Relations Commission, 104 Ill.App.3d 817, 433 N.E.2d 329, 60 Ill.Dec. 532 (4th Dist. 1982)
  • O’Brien v. Noble, 106 Ill.App.3d 126, 435 N.E.2d 554 (4th Dist. 1982)
  • In re Marriage of Imlay, 251 Ill.App.3d 138, 621 N.E.2d 992, 190 Ill.Dec. 539 (4th Dist. 1993)
  • People v. Correa, 191 Ill.App.3d 823, 548 N.E.2d 351, 138 Ill.Dec. 938 (1st Dist. 1989)
  • People v. Johnson, 174 Ill.App.3d 812, 528 N.E.2d 1360, 124 Ill.Dec. 252 (4th Dist. 1988)