Our daily involvement with local governments also has given us extensive experience in working with first responders. We advise public safety officers in applying and enforcing laws, as well as in navigating through the maze of constitutional and statutory requirements that affect them.
We also work regularly with laws for administering public safety services, including regular work with boards of fire and police commissioners in connection with the hiring, promoting, and disciplining of public safety officers. We similarly have done extensive work relating to foreign fire insurance boards and the proper use and management of their funds.
In addition, our attorneys have considerable experience advising and representing local governments on intergovernmental agreements for public safety services, as well as on employment matters that are keenly associated with public safety officers, including the Public Safety Employees Benefits Act, the Public Employee Disabilities Act, and governmental pension laws.
The Filippini Law Firm also has the advantage of an insider’s perspective, as one of our attorneys served as a police officer in the Chicago area for many years before becoming an attorney.