Mr. Brankin is the Village Attorney for several of the firm’s municipal clients. He counsels the firm’s municipal clients on all matters that arise on a day-to-day basis ranging from compliance with sunshine laws to redevelopment and TIF matters. In this position, he has also successfully prosecuted and defended hundreds of cases involving a wide range of issues relating to municipal law.
As a litigator, Mr. Brankin has represented plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of complex matters involving contracts, land use, and other civil claims in both state and federal court. Mr. Brankin also regularly appears before the boards and commissions of municipalities, counties, and the State of Illinois.
Mr. Brankin co-authored Chapter Nine of the 2004 Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Land Use Law handbook, entitled “Litigation of a Zoning Case.” He frequently gives presentations on land use, zoning and legal issues impacting municipalities.
Mr. Brankin is an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where he teaches courses in land use and zoning law.