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Richard A. Russo

Richard A Russo
Peoria, IL

401 Main Street., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

(309) 673-1681
(309) 673-1690

rarusso@dcamplaw.com

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Richard A. Russo

Rick is a member of the firm, concentrating his practice on municipal law, management-side labor and employment matters, and commercial litigation.

Rick regularly counsels employers regarding a large variety of labor and employment issues, including wage & hour, discrimination, leaves of absence, reductions in force, workplace policies, and employment and non-competition agreements. He has represented employers before government agencies such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, and Department of Labor, as well as before state and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

In his municipal practice, Rick serves as the attorney for municipalities and has assisted other governmental bodies with compliance with the Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act, and personnel matters, among others.

Associations and Accomplishments

  • Certified Arbitrator for Central Illinois Better Business Bureau (Arbitrator of the Year, 2008)
  • Named as a Rising Starin Employment & Labor Law by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine (2010-2016)
  • Named one of Peoria’s “Forty Leaders Under 40” in 2010 by Peoria Magazines
  • Member of Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section Council, serving as Illinois Department of Human Rights Liaison (2006-2016)
  • Public Arbitrator, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority
  • Former Member of the Board of Directors, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, Government Affairs Committee of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Chairperson, City of Peoria Zoning Board of Appeals
  • First Vice-President, Business PAC of Central Illinois

Education

Augustana College (B.A. cum laude, 2000)

University of Illinois College of Law (J.D. magna cum laude, 2003)

Practice Areas

Peoria

401 Main St., Suite 1600
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: (309) 673-1681
Fax: (309) 673-1690

Chicago

333. S. Wabash Avenute, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60604

Phone: (312) 995-7110
Fax: (312) 995-7102

Washington, DC

1016 7th Street, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003

Phone: (202) 293-5690
Fax: (202) 543-0770