Athena Christofalos

Partner

Tina Christofalos represents school districts, park districts, and municipalities in all areas of law, with a concentration in labor, personnel and employment discrimination matters.  She has extensive experience practicing in these areas and representing clients in litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies.  Ms. Christofalos counsels employers and speaks on a variety of labor, employment and student matters, including  labor relations, grievances, defending employment discrimination claims, sexual harassment, internal investigations, employee evaluations, terminations and issues related to employees and students with disabilities.

She is the co-author of The Impact of Special Education Law on Extracurricular Student Activities, a publication of the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys.  She served on the Illinois State Bar Association’s Education Law Council, where she reviewed legal issues of significance to Illinois school districts and the legal community.  Ms. Christofalos graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and English.  She received her law degree with honors in 2000 from Chicago-Kent College of Law.  In law school, she served as a member of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Contact

achristofalos@hlerk.com  |  o: 847-670-9000  |  f: 847-670-7334

Education

B.A. – University of Illinois
J.D. – IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law

Accolades and Associations

American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
ISBA Education Law Council
Hellenic Bar Association
Illinois Council of School Attorneys

Speeches, In-Services, and Publications

Schools and Social Media: The Pitfalls of Online Life for School District Personnel

PERA/SB 7 Land Mines and Updates

The Impact of Special Education Law on Extracurricular Student Activities (NSBA COSA Publication)