John F. Canna
1415 W. 22nd Street, Suite 200
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Telephone – (630) 928-1200
Facsimile – (630) 928-1300
Mr. Canna is a 1974 graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his law degree in 1977 from Northwestern University School of Law.
His principal areas of practice are in school, municipal and public sector labor relations law, and related litigation. He has practiced continuously in these areas since 1977. He is licensed in Illinois and is a member of the Trial Bar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Canna is a charter member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the Council of School Attorneys of the National Association of School Boards. He is a past member of the Education Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association and a past member of the School Law Committee of the Chicago Bar Association. Mr. Canna has been an instructor in school law for Western Illinois University and in labor law for Prairie State College. He has lectured in school legal matters for the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education and at institute and in-service programs for teachers, administrators and school board members. He is a contributing author of School Law, 1980, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Canna is a frequent speaker on school law issues at the conventions and conferences of the Illinois Association of School Boards and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials. He regularly addresses school administrators on teacher evaluation/remediation and other school law issues. Mr. Canna has also served as Special Assistant Attorney General of the State of Illinois and as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney.