Lawrence M. Bauer has served the agency in several capacities since August of 1987. He was a second district staff attorney from 1987-2003, the deputy director of the Third District Office from 2003-2007, and the deputy director of the Second District Office from 2007 - present. Mr. Bauer is a 1972 graduate of Carthage College and a 1975 graduate of the Valparaiso University School of Law. Prior to his service in the agency, he was an assistant state’s attorney in Winnebago County. He also had experience in the private practice of law and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Effective January 1, 2016, Mr. Bauer was temporarily assigned additional duties as acting Third District Deputy Director.