Municipal and Local Government


The multidisciplinary municipal legal team at Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. advocates for individuals and entities faced with a variety of legal and governmental challenges, including units of local government and the issues that they face.

Our team understands municipal law from the inside. Our attorneys advise governing bodies throughout Illinois in all phases of municipal operations and are available to serve as conflicts counsel if needed.

In an evolving political climate, we have extensive experience representing and lobbying for our clients regarding complex challenges like zoning and land use law issues.

In addition to litigation and lobbying, we also handle the preparation of proposed ordinances and resolutions, and we help clients to draft and revise legal instruments such as leases, contracts, and internal policies.

Giffin Winning provides effective representation for counties, municipalities, townships, taxing districts, and zoning boards throughout Central Illinois as well as individuals and private entities on issues involving:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Hearing Officers
  • Local Government Elections
  • Local Licensing & Permitting
  • Ordinance Violations
  • Zoning & Land Use