Jeffery M. Wilday

Managing Partner

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 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, and the EEOC. Mr. Wilday also regularly practices in the areas of business transactions, real estate, probate and pension-related law


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


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