General Counsel

Lucas D. Crater
Principal Practice Areas: Healthcare Compliance and Transactions; Procurement and Contracts; Research; Student and Academic Affairs; and Medical Residency Affairs

University Attorneys

Phyleccia Reed Cole - Edwardsville
Principal Practice Areas: Employment and Labor; Employment Discrimination; Civil Rights; Student Affairs & Student Discipline; Academic Affairs; Campus Public Safety; Threat Assessment Team; Creditor and Bankruptcy; Administrative Agency Complaints; Court of Claims, State and Federal Litigation

Virginia L. Cooper - Springfield
Principal Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Litigation; Administrative Agency Cases; and General Litigation

Reona J. Daly – Carbondale
Principal Practice Areas: Litigation and Litigation Management Including Employment Actions; Civil Rights; ADA; Tort Law; Court of Claims; Student Affairs Disciplinary Issues; Student Affairs Academic Issues; Freedom of Information Act Compliance and other Document Production; and Administrative Agency Cases

Frank E. Martinez – Springfield
Principal Practice Areas: Employment; Employment Discrimination; Civil Rights; Labor; Immigration; Administrative Agency Cases; and Court of Claims

Douglas J. McCarty – Carbondale
Principle Practice Areas:  Contracts/business transactions; procurement law; Freedom of Information Act; Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act; Open Meetings Act; property and land use law; construction law; natural resources law; environmental law; agricultural law; and general legal compliance.

Deborah J. Nelson - Carbondale
Principal Practice Areas: Labor; Employment; Administrative Agency Cases; Public Contracting and Procurement; Construction; Legislative Issues; Family Education Privacy Rights Act Issues; Appellate; Litigation; Faculty Issues; Athletics; and Public Safety Issues

Todd A. Wakeland - Edwardsville
Principal Practice Areas: Contracts/Business Transactions, Freedom of Information Act, Bankruptcy, Procurement, Copyright, Research, Policy, Governmental affairs/investigations.