R. Scott Rochelle

R. Scott Rochelle

Of Counsel

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R. Scott Rochelle concentrates his practice in commercial litigation where he represents corporate clients in a myriad of areas such as premises liability, construction, and large scale loss claims. Scott gained extensive litigation experience through civil rights practice where he gained valuable experience in the federal court system. He has successfully represented municipalities, large and small, in numerous matters.

During law school, Scott served as a law clerk in the Office of the University Counsel at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus, where he worked closely with the university’s attorneys on large litigation matters involving civil rights, premises liability, and labor disputes.

In May 2004, Scott earned a Master of Education degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, concentrating on educational policy analysis. While at the College of Education, Scott served as a Summer Research Opportunities Research Fellow, a Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, and a Graduate College Fellow, concentrating his research in the complexities of policy analysis within our nation’s education system.

Scott has immersed himself in community involvement and holds a masters degree in educational policy and is currently a member of the Evanston School District 202 Board of Education.

 

Education


University of Illinois College of Law, JD, 2007

University of Illinois, Ed.M, 2004

Morehouse College, BA, 2003

 

Professional Activities


Diversity Committee

 

Practice Areas


Commercial Litigation

 

Bar and Court Admissions


Illinois, 2007

US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Memberships


Illinois State Bar Association

Chicago Bar Association (Co-Chair Municipal Committee 2007-2008)

Cook County Bar Association

Phi Alpha Delta


Community Involvement


(2008-2009) Board Member - Leaders for Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, in conjunction with the Chicago Sun Times Judge Marovitz Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program.

(2007-2009) Committee Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Municipal Practice Committee.

(2008-2009) Executive Council Member and Special Project Coordinator for the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.

(2008-2009) President of Auxiliary Board for the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians.

(2008-2009) Auxiliary Board member of the Center for Independent Futures. A diverse group of enthusiastic, goal-oriented professionals with passion for supporting individuals with disabilities.

(2008-2009) Board Member - Leaders for Lawyers Lend-A-Hand to Youth, in conjunction with the Chicago Sun Times Judge Marovitz Lend-A-Hand to Youth Program.

(2007-2009) Committee Co-Chair of the Chicago Bar Association’s Municipal Practice Committee.

(2008-2009) Executive Council Member and Special Project Coordinator for the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section.

(2008-2009) President of Auxiliary Board for the Suzuki-Orff School for Young Musicians.

(2008-2009) Auxiliary Board member of the Center for Independent Futures. A diverse group of enthusiastic, goal-oriented professionals with passion for supporting individuals with disabilities.


Professional Activities


Diversity Committe

 

Publications


School Law Update: Strip Searches and Qualified Immunity in Public Schools

Subcontractors Not Covered By The Home Repair and Remodeling Act

School Law Update: State and Federal Law Restrictions on Expelling Truant Special Education Students

School Law Update: Parental Inclusion Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Noteworthy


Business Law Journal

Rickert Award for Excellence in Public Service 2007

Amos P. Scruggs Leadership Award 2007

University of Illinois Black Law Students Association Services Award 2006, 2007

Black Law Students Association (President, 2006)