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Scott F. Uhler

Scott F. Uhler


 Scott F. Uhler


  • J.D.: DePaul University College of Law, May 1986

  • American Jurisprudence Awards: Debtor/Creditor Law and Criminal Law

  • DePaul Family Law Award: Outstanding Achievement

  • Akron Law Review, Vol. 20, No. 1, Summer 1986

  • Master’s Degree (Social Work): University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Social Work): University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Chicago


  • Illinois Bar

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois

  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Illinois and Chicago Bar Associations

  • Illinois Municipal League

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association

  • National and Illinois Councils of School Attorneys

  • Illinois and American Library Associations

  • Certified Illinois Municipal Administrative Hearing Officer

  • Regular Court-Appointed Public Member, Local Electoral Boards

  • Certified Trainer, Illinois Leadership Training, Local Boards of Education


  • Named Leading Lawyer in Illinois 2005-2017

  • Co-chairperson of the Chicago Bar Association School Law Committee

  • Participating member of the Chicago Bar Association Election Committee

  • Judicial Clerkships: Cook County Circuit Court Judge Joseph P. Schneider in 1985; Second District Appellate Court Justice Alfred E. Woodward in 1986-87


Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Practice Volumes

  • “Tort Liability of School Districts” (2017)

  • “Student Discipline and Hazing”, Co-Author, Illinois School Law, Personnel and Student Issues, Chapter 8 (2015)

  • “No Child Left Behind Act”, Co-Author, Illinois School Law, Personnel and Student Issues, Chapter 10 (2015)

  • “Contracts and Intergovernmental Cooperation” Co-Author, Illinois School Law, Organization, Finance and Property, Chapter 6 (2012)

  • “Zoning Controls: Regulating Land Use” , Illinois Land Use Law, Chapter 2 (2012)

  • “Local Elections: Municipalities, Political Subdivisions and Special Districts”, Past Co-Author, Illinois Election Law 

Illinois Association of School Boards

  • Guidelines for Interviews of Students at School by Law Enforcement Authorities, Illinois Council of School Attorneys (2017)

  • “Personnel Records: Understanding the Implementation of the Illinois Personnel Records Review Act” Pamphlet (2011)

  • “School Board Records: Requirements of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act” Pamphlet (2010)

  • “School Board Meetings: Requirements of the Illinois Open Meetings Act” Pamphlet (2010)

Illinois School Board Journal

  • Getting on, and Staying on the Ballot, Illinois School Board Journal (2016)

  • “Cyberharassment: Regulating Conduct in New Frontiers”, Illinois School Board Journal (2011)

Illinois Association of School Business Officials

  • “Unfunded Mandates: How Current Illinois Laws Fit Into The Bigger Picture” (Spring 2013).

  • School Business Affairs Journal (Past contributing author) 

National School Boards Association

  • Understanding FERPA: District Rights and Obligations, Inquiry and Analysis (1988)

Illinois Municipal League

  • The Sunshine Laws, Open Meetings Acts and Freedom of Information Acts, Co-Author (2016)

  • Manual on Municipal Forms of Government, Co-Author (2014)

  • Manual on Home Rule versus Non-Home Rule Status (What’s Best for Your Municipality), Co-Author (2014) 

  • Manual on Liquor Licensing and Regulation, Co-Author (2011)

  • Manual on Conflict of Interests and Liability of Illinois Elected Officials, Co-Author (2010) 

  • Manual on Police and Fire Disciplinary Matters, Co-Author (2010)

  • Manual on Liquor Licensing and Regulation, Co-Author (2017)

Illinois Municipal Review Journal

  • ‘Campaigning and Electioneering at the Finish Line: Free Speech, Early Voting and the Illinois Election Code”, Co-Author (2016)

  • “Getting on the Ballot: Top Ten Mistakes for Candidates to Avoid When Circulating and Filing Nominating Petitions”, Co-Author (2016)

  • “Official Duties of the Municipal Clerk as the Local Election Official”, Co-Author (2016)

  • “Navigating the Election Objection Process”, Co-Author (2016)

  • “Navigating the Labyrinth: Work Related Injuries and the Workers’ Compensation Act, FMLA and ADA” Co-Author (2017)

  • “Now That You Are Elected, Is Your Smartphone Still Yours?” (2017)

  • “Water, Water Everywhere, Can a Municipality be Liable for Flooding Damage?” (2017)

Illinois Library Association Journal

  • Illinois Libraries Journal (Quarterly contributing author, Winter 1997- Spring 2001) 

Law Review

  • “The Constitutional Right of the Indigent Facing Involuntary Civil Commitment to Legal Representation” Akron Law Review (Summer 1986)

Illinois City/County Management Association 

  • "Droning On: Legal Requirements and Liabilities Related to Municipal Drone Use" (2018)


  • Illinois Municipal League Annual Conferences

  • Illinois Municipal League Area Workshops

  • League of Women Voters Workshops (Chicago Area Chapters) Illinois School Board Association Annual Conferences

  • Illinois Association of School Boards – Senate Bill 7 Education Reform Presentations

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys Annual Conferences

  • Illinois Association of Administrators of Special Education Annual and Regional Conferences

  • Illinois Association of School Administrators Presentations

  • Illinois Association of School Business Officials Presentations

  • Metropolitan Leadership in Education, Conferences, Trainings and Workshops

  • South Cooperative Organization for Public Education (SCOPE) Presentations

  • Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND) Presentations

  • Education | Research | Development (ED-RED) Presentations

  • Exceptional Children Have Opportunities Special Education

  • Cooperative Workshop (ECHO)

  • Leydon Area Special Education Cooperative Annual Conferences

  • Mid-Valley Special Education Cooperative Annual Conferences

  • Infinitec Legal Panel on Assistive Technology

  • Illinois Library Association Annual Conference

  • Illinois local Library District and Library Trainings and Workshops

  • Illinois Local School District Officials’ and Staff Trainings and Workshops

  • Illinois City/Village Officials’ Trainings and Workshops 

  • Illinois Superintendent Roundtables’ Presentations 

  • South Suburban Mayors' and Managers Presentations

  • American Planning Association – Illinois Chapter Workshops Lorman Institute Education Workshops

  • National Business Institute Local Government/Education Workshops

  • Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Presentations

  • Illinois Library Association Annual Conferences Workshops – Regional Library and Library District Officials and Trustees

  • Annual Conferences - Superintendents’ Commission for the Study of Demographics and Diversity

  • Illinois Municipal League Annual Conference September, 2017 “Navigating FOIA & OMA: The Changing Landscape”

  • Illinois Library Association Conference “Sexual Harassment and Transgender Issues in the Workplace: A Guide to Sensitivity, Prevention, and Detection” October 12, 2017

Teaching Engagements

Adjunct Professor/Guest Lecturer (Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral levels)

  • Argosy University

  • Concordia University

  • Lewis University

  • National Louis University

  • Aurora University

  • North Park University

  • Governor’s State University

  • University of Illinois


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