General Counsel

Luke Crater - 

University Attorneys

Stephanie Barton -Springfield
Principal Practice Areas: Labor and Employment Matters including discipline, contract negotiations, Unfair Labor Practice (ULPs), labor arbitrations, administrative agency litigation, immigration; Freedom of Information Act; Policy Review and Drafting; General Legal Compliance. 

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; Administrative Agency Complaints; Court of Claims, State and Federal Litigation

Paulette Dove – Springfield
Principal Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice Defense and Various Court of Claims, State, and Federal Litigation; Healthcare Compliance, Transactions and Privacy; Policy Review and Drafting; General Legal Compliance

Ryan Hall – Carbondale
Principal Practice Areas: Employment and Labor; including contract negotiation; grievances; and arbitrations; Policy review and drafting; Head Start; Bankruptcy and creditor’s
; General legal compliance

Jason Jordan – Springfield
Principal Practice Areas: Contracts/Business Transactions; Procurement; Privacy; Research; Policy Review and Drafting; and General Legal Compliance

Douglas 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 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

Jennifer Wagner - Edwardsville
Principal Practice Areas: Contracts/Business Transactions; Intellectual Property; Research; Freedom of Information Act; and Procurement