Firm Culture

We strive to provide a fulfilling work experience focused on ethics and integrity in our practice, positive working relationships within the firm, balance between work and personal life, appropriate compensation levels, recognition and appreciation of one’s work, opportunities for interesting and engaging work and professional growth, and a pleasant working environment.

For Attorneys

Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP is always interested in experienced attorneys for each of its practice areas and offices.  We look for attorneys with specific and successful experience in school and municipal law, labor law, personnel law, or litigation–attorneys who want to be the best in their field and who are willing to go the extra mile in the service of our clients.  If you are interested in joining our firm, please forward your cover letter and resume to our recruiting committee in Arlington Heights for consideration.

For Support Staff

Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP recruits highly skilled assistants to work with our attorneys in producing excellent quality legal services to our clients.  We view our support staff as an integral part of our legal team.  We cannot succeed in serving our clients without the hard work of our legal assistants.

We are currently seeking outstanding applicants for the following positions (details linked):

To learn more about available employment opportunities, please contact our Human Resources Administrator.

For Law Students

Hodges, Loizzi, Eisenhammer, Rodick & Kohn LLP hires second-year law students for its summer associate program and third-year law students for entry-level associate positions.  We look for students with strong academic credentials and excellent oral advocacy and writing skills who have the potential of becoming one of our partners.  During the fall recruiting season, we visit law schools in and around Illinois to interview second- and third-year law students, depending on our hiring needs.  If we are not visiting your law school during the fall recruiting season and you are interested in our summer associate program or an entry-level associate position, please forward your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to the recruiting committee in Arlington Heights.

Entry-Level Associates

To help our associates be successful at the firm, each associate is assigned to a partner who closely monitors the associate’s progress. Through this mentoring program, associates receive feedback on their performance on a project-by-project basis and through an annual comprehensive written evaluation.  Our firm offers first-year associates the opportunity to receive assignments in each of the firm’s practice areas.  Associates rotate through each of the firm’s practice areas and attend each practice group’s meetings during the respective rotating cycle.  First-year associates are allowed to complete projects in the other practice group areas during rotation.  As associates express a preference in particular areas of law, the firm is sensitive to those preferences and attempts to develop an associate’s expertise in those areas of interest.

Summer Associates

Our firm offers summer associates a range of experiences that allows them to work in each of the firm’s practice areas.  Summer associates have the opportunity to observe or participate in a variety of settings, including board meetings, special education team meetings, client meetings, court and administrative hearing matters, real estate closings, and collective bargaining negotiations.  Summer associates attend the practice group meetings for each of our practice groups as well as our continuing legal education seminars.  Summer associates also assist the firm in reviewing legal decisions and legislation in preparation for our firm’s annual school law seminar. 

"HLERK lawyers really care about their clients and the issues they face every day. They know that the clients are real people facing real issues because they speak to them frequently, visit their schools and offices, and maintain a warm and genuine rapport with them. That rapport is felt in the HLERK offices as well. Staff members really know and care about each other and their lives outside of the firm. The atmosphere of mutual respect produces high quality work. HLERK is a great place to practice law."

− Sonja Trainor, former associate

"Working for this firm is like being part of a large family. No matter the problem, big or small, personal or professional, the attorneys and staff genuinely care for one another and the clients we serve."

− Fourth-year associate

"The best part of my job is that I have the opportunity to work with great people, attorneys and clients alike. I love that I never get bored. Every new matter brings new challenges and keeps me on my toes."

− Second-year associate