STEPHEN F. MONROE focuses on personal injury and criminal law. His courtroom experience began before he even graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law. As a third year student he clerked at The Office of the Cook County Public Defender, Felony Trial Division, and at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. In both positions, he was in court on a routine basis, seeing cases from their inception through to disposition. He also earned a spot on Chicago-Kent’s selective Moot Court Honor Society, where he competed in multiple national tournaments as an appellate advocate. He has published two articles, one during law school, titled “Reasonable Measures”: Giving “Due Deference” to School Boards’ Decisions in Cases Involving the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and the second, in March, 2012, titled Servicing ISRA. The first examined different federal appeals courts’ approaches to the critical IDEA legislation that afforded school children with disabilities the right to an education, while the second criticized the Illinois legislature for having failed so far to update the Illinois Sales Representatives Act to reflect our increasingly service-based economy. Stephen brings a variety of perspectives and experiences to Berg & Berg, from his experiences abroad, his exposure to different areas of the law, and from those as a prosecutor with IDFPR and at the Cook County Public Defender’s Office.