Firm News

October 2020

The 2020 ECBS Scholarship for the Institute for Law and the Workplace, Chicago-Kent College of Law, was awarded to Shanti Brantley (JD ’21.)  Shanti graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy. At Chicago-Kent, she is a member of the Black Law Students Association. In the summer of 2020, she interned with FedEx in the legal department as a member of the Employment Law practice group. A big congratulations to Shanti!

July 2020

IASA’s podcast featured a segment with Dawn Hinkle discussing school liability in the COVID-19 era. Dawn provided a legal prospective on liability concerns related to a student or employee testing positive for COVID-19, as well as potential liability risks if district’s don’t follow ISBE guidance. To listen, click here.

June 2020

IPELRA’s podcast, “Real Time with IPELRA”, featured a segment with Abby Rogers discussing the recent Supreme Court Decision regarding Title VII. To listen, click here.

June 2020

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Announces Lisa R. Callaway Inducted as Fellow. Click here to see official release.

January 2020

We are pleased to announce that Abby Rogers has joined our firm as senior counsel. Abby focuses her practice on general labor matters and counseling clients in all aspects of the employment relationship and compliance with employment laws.  She has experience in particular with FMLA and medical and disability issues in the workplace, technology issues, drug testing, employment discrimination and employee discipline matters.  Abby represents employers in related labor arbitrations, administrative and judicial proceedings and values working preemptively with clients to manage litigation risks.

September 2019

We are pleased to announce that Luis A. Rodriguez has joined our firm as a partner. Luis concentrates his practice in the areas of special education/disability law and other student-related matters. Before joining ECB&S, he uniquely served in both legal and high-level administrative roles with the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) special education department.

July 2019

Another ECB&S effort to support our clients’ educational foundations!







June 2019

Lisa Callaway’s article in the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report on “Labor Relations Collaboration from Start to Finish: A Case Study on a First Contract for Westminster Colorado Firefighters ” has been published by Chicago-Kent College of Law. To read the article, click here.

January 2019

Teri Engler has been recognized again as an “Illinois Super Lawyer” in the area of schools and education.

December 2018

ECB&S was pleased to make donations to several children’s charities (Ronald McDonald House Charities, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Best Buddies, Special Olympics of Illinois, National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), and Wounded Warrior Project) this holiday season on behalf of our clients. We thank you all for making this possible!

October 2018

The second edition of Teri Engler’s resource guide, Assistive Technology in Special Education: Identifying Student Needs, Responding To Parent Requests, And Other Compliance Issues, has been published by LRP Publications.

May 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dawn M. Hinkle, who joined our firm as an associate in March, 2017,  has become a partner effective May 1, 2018.

April 2018

ECB&S partners Teri Engler and Cindy Baasten with Drs. Ellie Ambuehl, Susan Coleman, Jane Doyle, Jennifer Pearson, and Kevin Rubenstein, supporting the Center For Independent Futures at their SPARK 2018 event.






October 2017

ECB&S sponsored IPELRA’s 2017 Annual Training Conference in Bloomington, Illinois. Lisa Callaway presented on Grievance Arbitration:  Strategies for Improving Your Chances.  Click here for IPELRA’s January, 2018 Newsletter, containing pictures of the event.

December 2017

ECB&S was pleased to make donations to several children’s charities (Best Buddies, Share Our Strength-No Kid Hungry, and Fill A Heart 4 Kids-Chicago) this holiday season on behalf of our clients. We thank you all for making this possible!

February 2017

We are pleased to announce that Dawn M. Hinkle has joined our firm as an associate attorney. Dawn has practiced in all areas of school law over the past 22 years. Before joining ECB&S, she worked at another Illinois school law firm in the Chicago-metropolitan area.

July 2015

Our firm name has changed from Engler, Baasten & Sraga LLC to Engler Callaway Baasten & Sraga, LLC, reflecting the addition of partner Lisa R. Callaway earlier this year.