David J. Braun Partner

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David J. Braun graduated from the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with a degree in Political Science, and obtained his Juris Doctorate from the Southern Illinois University, School of Law. 

David is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, and the National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys. He focuses his practice in the area of Illinois school law, and has developed significant interest in the field serving clients in matters of labor management, collective bargaining, grievance arbitration, employment and student discrimination, and student discipline and management.  David provided the original draft of the Illinois Principals' Association's Model Student Handbook, and since 2008 has assisted in revision and preparation of the Illinois School Law Survey.

In addition to In-services and other regular speaking engagements, David regularly speaks at roundtables, Illinois Association of School Boards' Division Meetings and other Workshops, Illinois Association of School Administrators' Workshops, Academies, and Conferences, Illinois Principals' Association Annual Conferences, and Illinois Association of Athletic Directors' Conferences.  

David is a member of the adjunct faculty at Illinois State University where he teaches school law, and has also served on the adjunct faculty at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  He also served on the Education Law Council of the Illinois State Bar Association from 2008-2011 and was Assistant Editor of the section council's newsletter from 2009-2010. 

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois


Southern Illinois University Carbondale, School of Law, Juris Doctor
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Bachelor of Arts, Political Science 

Professional Affiliations

Illinois Council of School Attorneys
Illinois State Bar Association
(Education Law Council, 2008-2011, Assistant Newsletter Editor 2009-2010)
American Bar Association
National School Board Association Council of School Attorneys