Tiffany practices in the areas of local government, workers’ compensation, elections, and labor and employment.
Tiffany advises clients on issues encountered by local governments, including compliance with federal and state laws, ethics, Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance, personnel issues, personnel manuals, and a variety of other issues. She also represents employers in workers’ compensation cases, grievance arbitrations, labor board hearings, wage and hour compliance, and unemployment proceedings. Tiffany has represented both candidates and objectors in election matters, has acted in an advisory capacity to local electoral boards, and has advised clients in the formation of campaign finance committees.
In addition to providing the above mentioned legal services to a number of governmental clients, Tiffany is an administrative law judge/adjudication hearing officer and a municipal prosecutor. As an adjudicator, Tiffany determines compliance and non-compliance with local ordinances and certain state laws. She also determines what fines or penalties will be assessed for violations of both local ordinances and state laws enforced by the local governmental entity. In her role as a prosecutor, Tiffany prosecutes Illinois Vehicle Code violations and liquor code complaints. Tiffany has also served as a student disciplinary hearing officer for local school districts.
In 2015, Tiffany was named an Emerging Lawyer by the Illinois Leading Lawyers Division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company. This is a distinction earned by fewer than 2% of all Illinois licensed lawyers under the age of 40 in Illinois.
Tiffany also served as the chair of the Election Law Committee for the Chicago Bar Association in 2012-2013 and was the vice chair for the 2011-2012 bar year.
- Village Prosecutor, Village of Bedford Park, 2011 to 2013
- Village Prosecutor, Village of Worth, 2013 to present
- Serving as legal counsel for numerous political campaigns in state and local elections on behalf of both candidates for public office
- Advising local electoral boards regarding objections to nomination petitions
- Sitting as a public member on electoral boards, most notably the Cicero Town Officers Electoral Board in 2013
- Chairperson of Chicago Bar Association Election Law Committee, 2012-2013, Vice Chairperson, 2011-2012
- Defending local governments in workers’ compensation matters
- Prosecuting police officers engaged in misconduct, including excessive force cases
- Completed numerous comprehensive rewrites of personnel policy manuals for nearly all types of local governmental entities
- Advises local governments on issues related to compliance with federal and state laws, ethical questions, Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act compliance, personnel issues, workers’ compensation and other issues impacting local governmental entities
- Townships in Crisis, Township Officials of Illinois, March, 2014
- The Workers’ Compensation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, School Employees Loss Fund Risk Control Seminars, March, 2014
- Gift Ban Act and Prohibited Political Activities Act, Newly Elected Township Officials Seminar, June 27, 2013
- Township Board Meeting Boot Camp, TOI Conference, November 2012
- FOIA Update: What You Need To Know, TOI Conference, November, 2012
- Township Officials of Illinois, Laws & Duties Handbook, assisted in editing labor chapter (2010)