Law & Development Services Department

The mission of the Law & Development Services Department is to protect the assets, rights, health and welfare of the public by providing sound and effective legal counsel and services to Elgin’s elected and appointed officers including the Mayor, members of the City Council, the City Manager and the City’s operating departments and to ensure the legal integrity of the decisions and actions of the City.

Name Position Phone Extension
William A. Cogley Corporation Counsel/Chief Development Officer 5659
Michael Gehrman
Assistant Corporate Counsel II 5658
Christopher Beck Assistant Corporate Counsel I 5657
James Barnes Professional Standards Officer 6628
Kelly Wasilewski Risk Management Assistant 5917
Katlin Bailey Legal Secretary/Paralegal 5656
Victoria Morford Legal Secretary 5655

A Request for Legal form should be completed when documents need to be reviewed, a new contract needs to be drafted or a legal opinion is necessary.

Risk Management

Law & Development Services forms