John F. Atkinson is an original founder of the firm and is currently of counsel to Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC located in Northbrook, Illinois. Atkinson & Atkinson has been afforded the opportunity to work in a voluminous number of areas involving association law. The knowledge base concerning not-for-profit associations and association law stems from the partners’ preparation for and attendance at the annual meetings, executive committee meetings, board of directors meetings, educational meetings, district meetings, committee meetings, health law officers conferences and executive officers conferences.
Mr. Atkinson has provided legal services to numerous clients on an ongoing basis for over four decades and continues to represent certain entities. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his law degree from the Ohio State University.
Dale J. Atkinson, who received his law degree from Northwestern School of Law, Portland, Oregon, is the sole, managing member of the Northbrook, Illinois law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC which represents various associations of regulatory boards.
Mr. Atkinson represents associations in all matters relating to their operations as not for profit corporations, including regulatory activities, education and accreditation, disciplinary actions, model legislation and applications, and all phases of the development and administration of licensure examination programs, licensure transfer programs, licensure credentials verification and storage. He is a frequent speaker before these association clients as well as other regulatory groups and also produces numerous writings on these subjects for publications.
Mr. Atkinson also serves as Executive Director of FARB, a not for profit association whose full members consist of associations of regulatory boards, which facilitates cross-profession interaction, provides educational programs for board members, staff, investigators, and attorneys related to regulation in the interest of public protection.
Julia Works is a part-time associate in the law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut School of Law. Ms. Works is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois and the State of Texas, and has had experience in many areas of practice, including regulatory law. She has been representing associations of regulatory boards for over 10 years.
Amy Richardson is an associate in the law firm of Atkinson & Atkinson, LLC. In addition to association law, Ms. Richardson works in the areas of estate planning and estate administration, real estate and corporate law. She received her law degree at the University of Miami and her BA in psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR. She is a member of the Illinois Bar Association and the Chicago Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section (YLS) Estate Planning Committee.