Kevin P. Camden is General Counsel of Teamsters Local 700 in Chicago, representing over 11,000 public sector employees. As the lead attorney for Local 700, Kevin manages three attorneys, as well as the legal affairs of the local.
Kevin’s responsibilities include day-to-day representation of the Cook County Corrections bargaining unit, composed of 3,300 correctional officers. In that capacity, he bargains the contract, handles grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and other matters arising at the largest single-site jail in the country.
Kevin also represents police officers, court deputies and firefighters, as well as public works employees and government clerks in and around the Chicago area. Additionally, in his practice with the Teamsters, Kevin works with the Illinois State Police master sergeant bargaining unit.
Prior to becoming an in-house attorney with the Teamsters, Kevin was a successful solo (Camden Law Office, LLC) representing employers in labor and employment matters. His solo practice also included representing landlords, property developers and homeowners associations.
Kevin has litigated cases on behalf of management during his career as well, including boards of education, governmental units and municipalities. He has litigated in excess of 200 grievances, scores of unfair labor practice cases before the Illinois Labor Relations Board, as well as routinely appearing in court.
Graduating from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Kevin has worked for several law firms, practicing in the area of governmental affairs, labor relations and collective bargaining. An honors graduate of Northern Illinois University, Kevin has a BA in Economics.
Kevin also teaches for Northwestern University Center for Public Safety on labor relations, discipline and discharge and federal statutory regulation as it affects law enforcement, as well as economics classes for Benedictine University’s online executive MBA program.