On September 8, 2022, Rathje Woodward LLC proudly sponsored the Fourth Annual Polish American Police Association (PAPA) Golf Outing held at Carriage Green Country Club.  Portions of the proceeds from the outing will help fund the organization’s scholarship fund, which supports academically gifted children of first responders as they pursue their educational dreams.  Other portions of the proceeds will support PAPA’s mission of providing support to members of the law enforcement community and public through philanthropic endeavors.

Daniel J. Szczesny, RW attorney and current Communications Director for PAPA, attended the event on behalf of the firm. Daniel emceed the dinner reception and recognized fellow ethnic law enforcement groups and labor units who supported the outing. One of those organizations, the Polish Police Association of Philadelphia (PPAP), traveled over 750 miles to participate! Ray Stackhouse has attended every year since the outing’s inception.

“As a former Fraternal Order of Police Lodge President and current PAPA Board member, it is truly an honor to have such board support for our organization’s work from across the legal and law enforcement communities.”

The Polish American Police Association of Chicago and Illinois (PAPA) is a social and fraternal organization, founded in 1964. PAPA is also one of the largest ethnic law enforcement organizations in the Chicago Metropolitan area. They also provide financial and logistical support for various social service and professional organizations that provide services to the immigrant and Polish-American community. For more information, please visit their website here.

Dan Szczesny; Jack Vrett (Partner at Honigman and candidate for Illinois State Representative); Hon. Cook County Circuit Judge Steven A. Kozinski (3rd District)

Left to right: Dan Szczesny; Jack Vrett (Partner at Honigman and candidate for Illinois State Representative); Hon. Cook County Circuit Judge Steven A. Kozicki (3rd District).

Prior to joining Rathje Woodward LLC, Dan served as an award-winning municipal police officer for the Village of River Forest for six years. During Dan’s service in the Police Department, he became Secretary, and then President, of his FOP Lodge. As a union president, Dan spearheaded contract negotiations and labor/management relations on behalf of his fellow union members.

As a firm, Rathje Woodward LLC has been representing employers for over 84 years.  The attorneys at RW are adept at defending clients against a variety of federal, state and administrative claims. Our attorneys assess your dispute, obtain a thorough understanding of the situation, and provide you with a cost-effective resolution strategy with minimal disruption to the workplace. RW attorneys also offer services to employees in adversarial matters concerning current or former employers.

RW was founded in Wheaton, Illinois in 1938. The oldest firm in DuPage County, Illinois, the Firm has grown to represent clients in matters throughout the United States. As a longstanding member of the community, we are proud to take action to support law enforcement. If you have questions about how Rathje Woodward LLC can assist you or your business with pressing legal needs, please call our office at 630-668-8500.

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