Adam Dauksas


312.565.3100 ext. 237

312.622.3837 cell

Chosen by his peers in the legal community as an Emerging Lawyer ™ – a designation awarded to less than 2% of all Illinois attorneys.

Adam’s experience includes providing legal counsel to public school districts on a variety of general education law matters, including labor and employment issues, student discipline/rights cases, charter school proposals/appeals, and board governance topics. His litigation experience includes defending against defamation and retaliatory discharge claims, personal injury lawsuits, and unlawful discrimination charges, as well as pursuing cases pursuant to the Administrative Review Law. Adam has represented clients in both state and federal court, and before administrative tribunals, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.   

Adam is a 2006 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, where he was a two-time Division III All-American basketball player and a winner of the prestigious N.C.A.A. post-graduate scholarship. He received his Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, in 2010 from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, where he served on the school’s Law Review. His comment, Doninger’s Wedge: Has Avery Doninger Bridged the Way for Internet Versions of Matthew Fraser?, which addresses student’s constitutional rights online, was published in The John Marshall Law Review, Issue 43:2.

Adam also is a proud member of Illinois Wesleyan University’s Chicago Alumni Association.

Bar Admissions

State of Illinois

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Trial Bar for the Northern District of Illinois

Published Decisions

Board of Educ. of Rich Tp. High School Dist. No. 227 v. Illinois State Bd. of Educ., 2011 IL App (1st) 110182

Council v. Village of Dolton, No. 13 C 0093, 2013 WL 3270671 (N.D. Ill. 2013)

Sacks v. Niles Twp. High Sch. Dist. 219, No. 12 C 4553 WL 3989297 (N.D. Ill. 2013)

Williams v. Cook County Officers Electoral Bd., 2015 IL App. (1st) 150568

Cox v. Calumet Pub. Sch. Dist. 132, 180 F. Supp. 3d 556 (N.D. Ill. 2016)

Board of Education of Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 v. Illinois State Charter School Comm'n, 2016 IL App (1st) 151372

Board of Education of Woodland Community Consolidated School District 50 v. Illinois State Board of Education, 2018 IL App (1st) 162900