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Sandberg Phoenix’s Edwardsville Office Expands

Sandberg Phoenix is proud to announce the expansion of the Edwardsville office to better meet the needs of businesses and individuals throughout Illinois. The larger office will provide greater resources and more ample space for our attorneys to serve the firm’s clients in a state-of-the art, modern facility.

One of the many reasons clients turn to Sandberg Phoenix for legal assistance is our deep bench of legal talent and concentration in many industries, and this expansion reflects Sandberg Phoenix’s commitment to providing businesses and individuals in Illinois with access to a variety of legal services.

Philip Lading serves as the Edwardsville office’s Managing Partner. Phil practices in the firm’s Business and Business Litigation Practice Groups, and his extensive experience in municipal law and governmental relations, business and commercial litigation, insurance defense litigation, insurance coverage disputes and family law is an invaluable resource to clients throughout the state. He also serves as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Madison County, City Attorney for Staunton, Illinois and the Village Attorney for New Douglas, Hamel and Roxana, Illinois.

“The new space is very exciting for all our attorneys,” said Phil. “The upgrades to the Edwardsville office have transformed the look and feel of our facilities and allow us to grow not only in number of attorneys, but in our ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients..”

Also working in the Edwardsville office is attorney John Gilbert. John brings a wealth of experience, having represented some of the largest companies in the United States, and primarily focuses his practice on labor and employment, commercial and higher education law, as well as civil rights defense. John advises clients and tries cases that include First Amendment claims, civil rights and employment law claims, unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, probate and commercial litigation. Like Phil, John also serves as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Madison County, Illinois and is a Village attorney for Caseyville, Illinois. In addition, John has been honored with the AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethics and legal ability, and has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer in the categories of employment law, management, governmental, municipal, lobbying & administrative law and civil rights/ constitutional law.

The Edwardsville office is conveniently located in the Mark Twain Plaza near the Madison County Courthouse. Please visit us at:

Sandberg Phoenix & von Gontard P.C.
101 W. Vandalia Street – 3rd Floor
Edwardsville, Illinois 62025

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