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Legal Services

The Department of Central Management Services (CMS), Legal will provide proactive, timely, practical and innovative legal solutions and legal counsel that will meet or exceed the expectations of CMS and other state agencies who are our clients. By providing such legal counsel, Legal will continuously maximize the total value and efficiency of the services CMS provides to other agencies and the People of Illinois. As Legal achieves its mission-and because of the positive environment it creates and maintains-it will be widely recognized both as a highly desirable place to work and as a source of unparalleled talent and integrity both within Illinois State Government and throughout the State of Illinois.

Kathleen M. Abbott, Chief Legal Counsel

Springfield Office

Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring, Room 720
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Main Line: 217-557-2141
Fax Number: 217-558-2697
Diane Oates, Administrative Assistant
Fred Stewart, Equal Opportunity Officer

Chicago Office

James R. Thompson Center
100 West Randolph Street, Suite 4-400
Chicago, Illinois 60101
Main Line: 312-814-2141
Fax Number: 312-814-0911
Don Davis, Administrative Assistant

CMS Financial and Administrative Services

Ennedy D. Rivera

Deputy General Counsel
Chicago

Robert Osgood

Freedom of Information Officer / Ethics Officer / Senior Counsel
Springfield

Christopher Hirschenberger

Litigation Manager
Springfield

​CMS Bureau of Benefits

Tyson Rothermich

Deputy General Counsel
Springfield

CMS Business Enterprise Program (BEP) Bureau

Terrence Glavin

Deputy General Counsel
Chicago

CMS Bureau of Labor Relations

Stratton Office Building
401 South Spring, Room 501
Springfield, Illinois 62706
Main Line: 217-782-1995
Fax Number: 217-524-0836

Diana E. Wise

Deputy General Counsel
Maryville

Gina A. LoGalbo

Labor Relations Counsel
Chicago

Ellen C. Morris

Labor Relations Counsel
Chicago

​CMS Bureau of Personnel

Matthew Goldie

Deputy General Counsel
Chicago

Courtnay O'Connell

Senior Personnel Counsel​
Chicago

Dina M. Ninfo

Personnel Counsel
Chicago

Ayesha Patel

Personnel Counsel
Springfield

CMS Bureau of Property Management

Kathleen Abbott

Deputy General Counsel
Chicago

Rupal Mehta

Facilities Support Counsel
Chicago

James Lesniak

Support Counsel
Springfield

CMS Bureau of Strategic Sourcing

Sean Coombe

Acting Deputy Gene​ral Counsel
Springfield

Sean Coombe

Senior Procurement Counsel
Springfield

Elizabeth Hynek

Procurement Counsel
Springfield

Radhika Lakhani

Procurement Counsel
Chicago​