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Bruce J. Biagini

Bruce J. Biagini

Partner
Location:
Macomb, Illinois
Phone:
309-837-5000
Fax:
309-836-2335
Email:

Bruce has had an extensive practice representing government agencies.  He was City Attorney for Macomb for 19 years.  He has been attorney for the Macomb Public Building Commission since 1975.  He is now counsel for Western Illinois University, a position he has held for 14 years.  He also represents numerous local municipalities.  In his role as attorney for these agencies, he has handled numerous bond issues ranging from one to thirty-four million dollars.  He is experienced in matters relating to TIF's, zoning and ordinance drafting and violations. 

His experience in labor matters included cases before the Illinois Department of Human Rights, United States Equal Opportunity Commission, Office of Civil Rights and matters relating to labor union negotiations and grievances. 

As a general practitioner, he is involved in civil practice including contract litigation, domestic relations, real estate and probate.  Recently, he became certified as a mediator in domestic marital and custody matters.  He is also court certified in handling juvenile matters.

 

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Higher Education/Labor Law
  • 10% Real Estate
  • 20% Civil Litigation
  • 10% Probate
  • 10% Municipal

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Mediator, Circuit Court, 2009

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1972
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 1973

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law, Champaign, Illinois
  • St. John's University, Collegeville , Minnesota
    • B.S. - 1968
    • Major: Political Science/Communications

Representative Clients

  • Western Illinois University
  • Macomb Public Building Commission
  • Village of Blandinsville
  • Village of Bardolph
  • Western Illinois Works, Inc.
  • Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation

References

  • Morton Community Bank
  • State Bank of Nauvoo

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Illinois State Bar, 1972 - Present
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys NACUA, Member, 1996 - Present
  • Illinois Municipal League, Member - Legislation Committee, 1974 - Present
  • Macomb Rotary Club, President, 2002 - 2003
  • Macomb Area Economic Development Corporation, Board Member
  • Nauvoo State Bank , Director
  • Citizens, a div. of Morton Community Bank, Advisory Board Member
  • Macomb Area Chamber of Commerce, Transportation Committee Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • City of Macomb, City Attorney, 1975 - 1994
  • Macomb Public Building Commission, Attorney, 1974 - Present

Pro Bono Activities

  • St. Paul Catholic Church of Macomb, IL - Attorney, 1975 - Present

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Flack, McRaven & Stephens
32 West Side Courthouse Square
P.O. Box 359
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-5000
Fax: 309-836-2335
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