North Central College - Naperville, IL

Dean M. Frieders '01

Dean M. Frieders wrote “Foundations of Sustainable Development: Law, Regulation, and Planning,” published by the American Bar Association Publishing Division. Written for public officials, planning and development professionals, attorneys and concerned citizens, the book describes the techniques used to employ sustainable development within a community or project in an easy to understand way. He also identifies common pitfalls and methods of addressing those issues using readily available methods, such as laws and regulations, contracts and design requirements. The book is available nationwide at

Frieders is a licensed attorney in Illinois and partner at the law firm of Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi & Andersson, P.C. in Aurora, IL. He is a certified arbitrator and guardian ad litem and has advanced a number of municipal law cases through the circuit and appellate courts in Illinois, establishing new laws regarding land development, zoning and annexation agreements. He has served as both counsel to and an appointed member of numerous county and municipal electoral boards and has served as a special assistant state’s attorney to represent public officials in municipal litigation.