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Roland R. Cross 
Springfield, Illinois
Partner
phone 217-280-4271
888-763-9594
fax 217-544-9609
email Email Me

Primary Industries Served:

Family Law; Employment Law; General Civil Practice; School Law

Bar Admissions:
Illinois, 2001
Education:
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001
J.D.
Honors: Excellence Award, Fall 2000


University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1998
Ph.D.
Major:  English


University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1989
M.A.
Major:  English


Denison University, Granville, Ohio, 1987
B.A.
Major:  English


Published Works:
Remediation Plan Invalidated by Fourth District, Illinois State Bar Association Education Law Newsletter, June, 2012


Doe-3 v. White: Illinois Supreme Court to decide school district liability, ISBA Education Law Newsletter, February, 2012


Seventh Circuit Certifies Questions to Illinois Supreme Court on Tendered Teachers, Recall Rights, ISBA Education Law Newsletter, October, 2011


Fourth District Reverses Decision by TRS Board of Trustees, Illinois State Bar Association Education Law Newsletter, October, 2012


Classes/Seminars Taught:
Speaker: Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP/Sikich LLP, Hot Topics in Employment Law, Springfield, Illinois, June 19, 2012


Speaker: Illinois State Bar Association, Education Law Jump Start, Employee Discipline, ISBA Regional Office, Chicago, Illinois, May 14, 2012


Speaker: Illinois State Council of Society for Human Resource Management, 3rd Annual Legislative/Advocacy Conference, 2012 Employment Law Update; LLCC Capital Training Center, March 27, 2012


Pleadings, Responses, and Appearances (Peoria): Speaker, Illinois State Bar Association, Family Nuts and Bolts Seminar,, February 24, 2011


Panelist, Central Illinois Builders of AGC 57th Annual Meeting, Springfield, IL, November 11, 2011


Moderator and Presenter: Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education Pre-Marital Agreement Seminar, Champaign, IL, November 9, 2011


Divorce Boot Camp (Collinsville): Presenter, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, Initial Conferences/Choosing Clients/Difficult Clients, June 8, 2011


You Be the Judge - An Employment Case Law Update (Springfield): Presenter, Central Illinois Chapter-Society for Human Resource Managers, Ninth Annual Legislative Conference, April 23, 2008


Representation of Children in Family Law Cases (Collinsville): Presenter, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 7th Annual Family Law Conference, April 18, 2008


Divorce Boot Camp (Collinsville): Moderator, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, February 22, 2008


Mediation in Custody/Visitation Cases (Springfield): Presenter, Sangamon County Bar Association, February 8, 2008


Employment Law from A to Z (Springfield): Presenter, Lorman - Employment Law Update, January 23, 2008


Presenter and Panelist, Community Bankers Association of Illinois/Employment Law Round Table, July 21, 2011


Presenter and Panelist, Sikich/Brown, Hay & Stephens, LLP, Employment Law Seminar, June 16, 2011


Honors and Awards:
Sangamon County Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2005


Joseph Bartylak Award, Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, 2011


Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Bar Association


Illinois State Bar Association, Education Law Section
Council


Sangamon County Bar Association


Lincoln Land Community College Foundation, 2003 - 2009
Board of Directors


Pro Bono Activities:
Illinois State Historical Society

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.