Biography

DENNIS J. ORSEY
Attorney at Law
3388 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040
Telephone: (618) 797-2800
Facsimile: (618) 797-1400
Email: orseylaw@msn.com


Mr. Orsey graduated from University of Illinois with a B.A. degree with high honors in 1976. He received his law degree in 1979 from Southern Illinois University School of Law where he received the John S. Rendelman Award as Outstanding Senior Law Student and served as Student Bar Association President. After graduating from law school, he spent 5 years in general private practice with an Alton law firm and with his own practice in Granite City. In 1984, he was recruited by former Illinois Attorney General, Neil F. Hartigan, as Assistant Illinois Attorney General to establish and maintain the attorney General's Granite City Regional Office, which serviced an eight county area, including Madison County and seven surrounding counties. As Director of this office, Mr. Orsey handled all types of litigation for the State of Illinois, including general law, consumer protection, criminal, revenue collection, environmental, charitable trust, administrative review cases and many other legal matters. From 1990 to 2006, Mr. Orsey served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Southwestern Illinois College as an instructor of Business Law.

After serving eleven years as an attorney representing the people of the State of Illinois, Mr. Orsey returned to private practice in 1995, establishing his own general practice law firm, now located at 3388 Maryville Road, Granite City, Illinois. He served as an Assistant Madison County State's Attorney from 1996 through 2000. From 2001 - 2016 he served as Student Legal Services Attorney for Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Since 1997, Mr. Orsey has served as Deputy General Counsel for the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association and represents forty-six (46) police and firefighter pension funds throughout the State of Illinois. He frequently presents training seminars for police and fire trustees to meet their mandatory training requirements. Mr. Orsey served as President of the Madison County Bar Association (1992-93) and has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association General Assembly for over 20 years. He served as an elected member of the Illinois State Bar Association, Board of Governors (2003 - 2009) and served as ISBA Treasurer (2008 - 2009). In June, 2013 Mr. Orsey received the prestigious Board of Governor’s Award from the Illinois State Bar Association. In June, 2015 Mr. Orsey was reelected to the ISBA Board of Governors for a three (3) year term.

Mr. Orsey and his wife, Catherine reside in Glen Carbon, Illinois and have a son, Matthew, who is a graduate of the University of Illinois.


DENNIS J. ORSEY
CANDIDATE FOR ISBA
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT

PROVEN ISBA LEADERSHIP

  • Board of Governors (current member - 3 terms)
  • ISBA Treasurer (2008-2009)
  • ISBA Assembly (current, 20+ years)
  • Co-Chair ISBA Task Force on Law School Debt (2012 - 2013)
  • Board of Governors Award (2013)
  • Co-Chair ISBA Task Force on Impact of Law School Curriculum & Debt (2014 -16)
  • Strategic Marketing Committee, Past Chair
  • Public Relations Committee, Past Chair
  • Co-Chair ISBA Flood Task Force (1993)
  • Illinois Bar Foundation, Past Director
  • Gold Fellow Illinois Bar Foundation
  • Illinois Pro Bono Center, Charter Board member (1992 - 1998)

DENNIS J. ORSEY GENERAL PRACTICE ATTORNEY

Other Leadership Activities

  • Supreme Court Character & Fitness Committee (5th Dist. - current)
  • Madison County Bar Association - Past President
  • Tri-City Bar Association - Past President
  • Granite City Rotary Club - Past President
  • Tri-City United Way Campaign, Past Chair
  • Asst. Illinois Attorney General, Regional Office Director, Granite City Regional Office (1984 - 1995)

Awards

  • ISBA Board of Governors Award (2013)
  • ISBA McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award (1993)
  • ISBA Community Service Award (1997)
  • Madison County Bar Association President’s Award
  • AFL / CIO Community Service Award
  • Rendelman Award for Outstanding Senior Law Student


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