Patch Releases Part 3A of the Legal Investigation Into Former Village Attorney
Read part 3A of the legal report into the former village attorney paid for by the taxpayers of Oak Lawn.
The Oak Lawn Village Board released a second investigative report into the former village attorney now known as Tressler LLP after questions arose about the firm's billings and handling of litigation.
The village board voted unanimously last April to accept a $500,000 from the firm. The settlement also carried an agreement to keep the final report confidential.
Part 3A of the Godfrey and Kahn report includes a letter from the firm to Village Manager Larry Deetjen outlining its terms to the village and $375-per-hour fee and an analysis of the "Odelson Report," the first legal audit of Tressler LLP during its employ by the village between October 2005 and September 2009.
The report was obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request filed with the Village.