Kevin Camden

Kevin P. Camden will teach the course “Labor Law” at Solo Practice University®.

Kevin P. Camden is the owner of Camden Law Office, LLC. Camden Law Office was re-established in March 2015 after Kevin returned to the firm from his position as General Counsel with Teamsters Local 700. Prior to serving with the Teamsters for five years, Kevin operated Camden Law Office in Woodridge, Illinois, concentrating in real estate development and property management; residential real estate; and, labor and employment law.

While with the Teamsters, Kevin worked directly with the Cook County Corrections bargaining unit, composed of 3,300 correctional officers, working in the union office at the largest single-site pre-trial detention facility in the country. Additionally, Kevin represented police officers, sheriff deputies, firefighters, and other government employees for one of the largest public-sector Teamster locals in the country.

Kevin litigated cases on behalf of management during his career as well, including boards of education, governmental units, and municipalities. He has litigated in excess of 200 grievances, scores of unfair labor practice cases before the Illinois Labor Relations Board, as well as routinely appearing in court. The firm represents businesses in routine labor and employment matters and investigations before the Dept. of Labor, Human Rights, and Dept. of Employment Security.

Kevin teaches for Northwestern University Center for Public Safety on labor relations, discipline and discharge, recruitment and selection, federal employment law, and internal affairs investigations. Kevin also teaches for Benedictine University’s online executive MBA program through the Moser College of Adult Studies. An instructor with Solo Practice University, Kevin taught the labor law block for the program, which provides on-line legal instruction and practice development to solo practices.

Graduating from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Kevin has worked for several law firms, practicing in the area of governmental affairs, labor relations, and collective bargaining. An honors graduate of Northern Illinois University, Kevin has a BA in Economics.

In addition to raising three children with his wife Shelly, Kevin is the Chairman of the Tri-State Fire Protection District; is Vice-Chair of the Cass School Dist. 63 Educational Foundation; served as President of the Fraternity of Alpha Kappa Lambda for four years (2008-12) and remains on the National Executive Council; is on the parish council at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel; and, enjoys fishing, hunting, and nature photography.

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Syllabus – Labor Law

Governing law

  • Federal-National Labor Relations Act
  • State specific
  • Organizing: who what when where/how
  • Party conduct

Elections to be union

  • Under the NLRB
  • Employer anti-union campaigns allowed
  • Under state law
  • Certification as representative

Bargaining the contract

  • What do you have?
  • What do you want?
  • Comparisons
  • Impasse

Maintaining the contract

  • General labor relations
  • Unfair labor practice charges


  • Dispute arising under the contract
  • Who carries the burden
  • Procedural nuances
  • Don’t lawyer it up!

Labor relations generally

  • Federal statues
  • State statutes