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Jeffery M. Wilday 
Springfield, Illinois
Managing Partner
phone 217-280-4271
888-763-9594
fax 217-544-9609
email Email Me

Jeffery Wilday joined Brown, Hay & Stephens as an associate attorney in 1977 and became a Partner in 1982. Since 2000, he has served as the firm’s Managing Partner. Advising the firm’s public and private sector clients on a wide variety of employment matters represents a significant portion of his practice. Much of this work consists of counseling clients on day-to-day operational issues which, in addition to matters related to FMLA, ADA, unemployment and discrimination claims, also include wage and hour issues, employee discipline and termination issues. In addition, he has over 35 years of experience in representing firm clients in the defense of claims filed with the Illinois Department of Human Rights, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (“IDES”). Mr. Wilday also practices in the areas of business and pension-related law.

Practice Areas:

Agriculture and General Farming; Business Laws; Commercial Banking and Bank Related Matters; ERISA; Labor and Employment; Healthcare Matters involving Hospitals, Doctors, Medical Offices and Clinics.

Bar Admissions:

Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 1977
U.S. Supreme Court, 2003

Educational Background:

Washington University School of Law, St Louis, Missouri, 1977 J.D.
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1974 B.A.

Areas of Practice:
30% Employment Law--Employer
25% Business and Commercial Law
25% ERISA
20% Business Organizations
Litigation Percentage:
20% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Springfield Office •
205 S. 5th Street
Suite 700
Springfield, IL 62701
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Chicago Office •
20 S. Clark Street
Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60603
Toll Free: 888.763.9594
Phone: 217.280.4271
Fax: 217.544.9609

Representative Clients

Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, provides legal counsel and representation for businesses, government entities, and individuals in Springfield, Illinois, and downstate Illinois communities such as Decatur, Mt. Vernon, Peoria, Rockford, Champaign, Bloomington, Quincy, Effingham, Urbana, Danville, Galesburg, Kankakee, Carbondale, and Carlinville, Illinois.

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