Michael A. Loizzi Jr.


Mike Loizzi graduated from Western Illinois University and received his law degree with honors from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He has concentrated his practice in the representation of public employers (including colleges, schools, park districts, municipalities and fire and police departments) and private employers in matters of employment law and labor law for nearly forty years.  He has negotiated over 1000 collective bargaining agreements for public employers and is a certified trainer of interest-based bargaining techniques and a repeated invitee/attendee of the Program on Negotiations jointly conducted by Harvard, MIT and Tufts.  Mr. Loizzi is a recipient of the Presidential Award presented by the Illinois Association of School Administrators for his long career dedicated to representing school districts.  He is also a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) and the Council of School Attorneys (COSA) for which he has been a presenter and past member and chair of the labor relations committee for COSA.  He is a past member of the prestigious public sector labor law faculty at Chicago-Kent College of Law, an occasional contributing author to the Public Sector Report published by the University of Illinois, and is a frequent writer and lecturer on a variety of public sector legal matters for the Illinois School Board Association, the Illinois Council of School Attorneys, the Illinois Association of School Administrators and the Illinois Association of School Personnel Administrators and has conducted numerous workshops and in-service programs for hundreds of Illinois school districts.


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


B.S. – Western Illinois University
J.D. – Chicago-Kent College of Law

Accolades and Associations

Named a “Leading Lawyer” by his peers

Recipient, IASA Presidential Award

Member, Illinois Council of School Attorneys

Member, Labor Committee of the National Council of School Attorneys

Speeches, In-Services, and Publications

Current Trends in Collective Bargaining (IASA’s North Cook Leadership Division)