Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd.

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    


• 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

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
• South Cooperative Organization for Public Education (SCOPE)
• Legislative Education Network of DuPage County (LEND)
• 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
• 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
• Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Presentations
• Illinois Library Association Annual Conferences
• Workshops – Regional Library and Library District Officials and
• 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