Title/s: Associate, Asher, Gittler & D’Alba
Joe Weishampel is an associate at Asher, Gittler & D’Alba who practices in the fields of benefits administration and labor law. His work in benefits administration includes representing both multi-employer ERISA plans and public safety pension funds. He has served as a hearing officer during hearings by agency clients, written Decisions & Orders and defended them on administrative appeal, and navigated compliance issues on behalf of clients. Additionally, he has advised clients on subrogation and contribution issues, and has edited and updated plan documents.
In his labor law work, Joe has represented unions, primarily public safety unions. In that capacity, he has represented firefighters and police officers at all stages of disciplinary proceedings, from interrogations to Board proceedings. He has also prosecuted arbitration hearings on both contractual and disciplinary matters. He has advanced other grievances to reach favorable agreements for clients. He has initiated and participated in suits in federal and state court to protect existing union benefits from employers’ overreach. Finally, he recently submitted a brief for the prevailing party in an Illinois Supreme Court case.
Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, J.D., 2015, magna cum laude
University of Dayton, B.A. Sociology / History, 2005, summa cum laude
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