Mr. Hlavin became associated with the firm in 1992, and as of January 1, 2001, became a member of the firm. He concentrates in the areas of labor, employment, wage and hour, and employee benefits law along with handling other types of litigation brought by or against the firm's clients. Mr. Hlavin assists in the coordination and supervision of the firm's employment and labor services. He regularly represents labor unions in federal and state court litigation, as well as in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Illinois State and Local Labor Relations Board, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and other federal and state agencies. Mr. Hlavin litigates grievances brought pursuant to collective bargaining agreements by representing clients at arbitration hearings. He also provides seminars to various clients in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin on numerous labor and employment issues.
Mr. Hlavin is admitted to the Illinois Supreme Court, the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, and federal district courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, including the trial bar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the AFL‑CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee. Mr. Hlavin is a regular contributor and lecturer on labor issues at conferences sponsored by Chicago-Kent College of Law. He has also lectured and contributed at lawyers' conferences sponsored by the International Union of Operating Engineers, AFL-CIO as well as at Regional Meetings of the AFL-CIO Lawyers' Coordinating Committee, and at the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans seminars. He contributed to the article, ERISA Benefit Plan's Lien, published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education.
Mr. Hlavin received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from DePaul University and a law degree with distinction from The John Marshall Law School.