Company: Robbins Schwartz
Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States
Kenneth M. Florey, Partner at Robbins Schwartz, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Land Use Law.
Mr. Florey has been in his current position since 1991, working with local governments, schools, colleges, and municipal bodies primarily in construction and as a land use attorney. He was originally on track to be a doctor, but decided as a pre-med undergraduate that the chemistry portion was not to his liking. Mr. Florey became an English major, and chose between teaching and law to go to law school, which better fit his reading and writing skills. He is very proud of representing construction clientele locally and statewide, and has argued before Illinois state court on two different occasions, one resulting in a landmark zoning case.
An alumnus of the University of Illinois, Mr. Florey made his decision to enter law halfway through undergraduate studies to earn a BA in English in 1989. He went on to DePaul University to earn a JD in 1992. He recently won a 2017 Leading Lawyer in School Law honor and a 2017 Litigator of the Year Award from the Illinois Local Government, following honors as a Leading Lawyer in Construction Law and Leading Lawyer in Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying, and Administrative Law. Mr. Florey has also been named a Leading Lawyer in Land Use, Zoning, and Condemnation Law.
Outside of the courtroom, Mr. Florey has contributed as a member of his local Fire Commission and Police Commission. He is affiliated with the Illinois State Bar Association, the DuPage County Bar Association, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. Notably, he has served as a trustee of the village of Lombard for eight years, and was appointed special assistant attorney general to prosecute and defend construction litigation claims on behalf of the Illinois Capital Development Board. Mr. Foley has also written for legal literature, most recently as a contributing author of “Organization, Finance, and Property” in 2017 from the Illinois School Law, IICLE.
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