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Charlie Wysong

F 312.604.2665
Charlie Wysong is a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd. He counsels and represents clients on a wide range of legal issues, with a focus on civil rights, labor and employment litigation, whistleblower and qui tam claims, education law, and complex business litigation.

He actively litigates in state and federal court, including appeals before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals and Illinois Appellate Court. He also represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Illinois State Board of Education, Illinois Department of Human Rights, and National Labor Relations Board.

Mr. Wysong graduated from Stanford Law School and earned a degree in education policy from the Stanford University School of Education. Mr. Wysong also has experience with research on educational equity, workers’ compensation, labor, and workplace safety issues. He received his undergraduate degree in public policy with honors from the University of Chicago.

Prior to joining HSPRD, Mr. Wysong was a law clerk to the Honorable Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked at Equip for Equality as a Skadden Public Interest Fellow working on disability and education matters.

Mr. Wysong is a member of the Illinois bar.


Stanford Law School (J.D. 2012) — Editor in Chief, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties; Public Interest Fellow
Stanford School of Education (M.A. 2012)
University of Chicago (B.A. 2008) — Phi Beta Kappa; Prize for Best Public Policy Senior Thesis


U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

Professional Recognition

Affirming and Inclusive Schools Task Force (appointee of Illinois Governor JB Pritzker, 2019)
Included on the Rising Stars list in Illinois by Super Lawyers® (2020-2021)

Memberships / Associations

Board Member, National Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois
Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Taxpayers Against Fraud
Member, American Constitution Society
Member, American Civil Liberties Union

Presentations & Publications

“The Seventh Circuit’s Decision in Hively Signals Protection for Transgender Individuals,” Bench and Bar, published by the Illinois State Bar Association (May 2017).
“Hively Strengthens Federal Gender Identity Discrimination Claims,” The Illinois Employee Advocate, published by the National Employment Lawyers Association/Illinois (May 2017).
Fact or Fiction, Special Education in Charter Schools, National Disability Rights Network Annual Conference (June 2, 2015).
Discipline of Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools, panel discussion at the Discipline In Schools Symposium of the Children’s Legal Rights Journal of Loyola Law School Chicago (Oct. 17, 2014).
Making Courts Matter: Politics and the Implementation of State Supreme Court Decisions, 79 U. CHI. L. REV. 1 (2012) (with Christopher Berry).


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