Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. has long been involved in both the state and municipal electoral processes in Illinois. Many of our current and former attorneys are themselves elected officials, and one of our attorneys even serves as a hearing officer for the State Board of Elections as well as a municipal hearing officer for the City of Springfield. This depth of knowledge allows us to provide a high caliber of counsel and representation to candidates and political organizations during both periodic redistricting and state and local elections.
Seeking and maintaining a government office position can be challenging. The political process is heavily regulated. Virtually every action taken to engage the democratic process is open to scrutiny, if not legal regulation. Our attorneys are available to coach new campaign candidates and current office holders through the campaign process.
Due to our varied experiences, our election law attorneys are equipped to assist politically active citizens and organizations in complying with the tremendous number of laws and regulations restricting political activity in Illinois. We are knowledgeable in election law and in the different rules of state and federal campaigns. We assist clients with completing the necessary documents to become a candidate, help ensure that they meet applicable deadlines, and guide them through the process of completing necessary reports. In addition, we ensure that clients comply with the applicable state and federal campaign laws that determine the amount and source of financing an individual is able to utilize for the campaign. If you are campaigning for an elected office or currently hold a governmental position, our attorneys offer experienced representation.
We represent and advise campaigns and candidates on the many areas of law that have an impact on their activities on a daily basis. Those areas can include the beginning of campaign formation up to Election Day and the following recounts and election contests. Campaigns, like small businesses, run into issues in almost every area of law. The particular issues of contract law, real estate law, and sometimes even copyright law may need to be dealt with in order to run an efficient campaign. Besides facing regulations like a small businesses, campaigns must also comply with campaign finance and election laws. In serving our campaign and candidate clients, our collective knowledge of diverse substantive legal issues make us well equipped to address the variety of issues that may arise during the campaign season.
Contact a law firm that has been trusted by political candidates throughout Illinois for over 100 years. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys have represented candidates, committees, and political parties throughout Springfield and the Central Illinois area for more than 100 years. Contact Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C. by calling our office at 217.525.1571 to schedule a consultation with an experienced election law lawyer.