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Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP

Timothy E. Guare, a senior counsel with Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP, has concentrated his practice in labor and employment law for over 35 years. Mr. Guare’s practice has almost exclusively been devoted to the handling of personnel matters and the development of labor law in the public and private sectors in Illinois before the National, Illinois State, Local and Educational Labor Relations Boards.  He has represented his clients in numerous unfair labor practice charges and representation proceedings before the various Boards.  Mr. Guare knows and is well known to the officials and the Administrative Law Judges of the Labor Boards, as well as to other attorneys who practice before the Boards on a regular basis.  He has handled labor and employment cases in the Illinois and federal court systems, including cases before the Appellate Courts.  Not only has Mr. Guare negotiated hundreds of contracts for public entities over the last several years, but he has also provided assistance to clients in their contract administration, including grievance processing and counseling. Mr. Guare’s background includes a wealth of first-hand experience with all levels of the myriad challenges facing public employers, and has been named an Illinois Leading Lawyer in Labor and Employment law by his peers in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  A native of the Chicago area, he received his bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and his Juris Doctor from DePaul University. Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Guare was a teacher of mathematics in public schools.  He also served as a Board member of his local high school district.  Mr. Guare has authored sections on public sector labor and employment for IICLE's volumes on School Law and Municipal Law.