Member Groups

Employee Benefits Roster

  • Patrick M. Colgan, Geneva, Chair
  • Bernard G. Peter, Miller Canfield, Chicago, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • Steve Flores, Winston & Strawn LLP, Chicago, Secretary
  • Laura L. Pautz, Naperville, Ex-Officio
  • Carlos S. Arevalo, SmithAmundsen LLC, Woodstock, Member
  • Lori S. Cowdrey Benso, Health Alliance Medical Plans, Urbana, Member
  • Douglas A. Darch, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Prof. Kathryn J. Kennedy, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Member
  • Robert A. Michalak, Schuyler Roche & Crisham PC, Chicago, Member
  • James A. Nepple, Nepple Law PLC, Moline, Member
  • Robert T. Oleszkiewicz, Chicago, Member
  • Derek A. Schryer, Davis & Campbell LLC, Peoria, Member
  • Bridget C. Duignan, Latherow Law Office, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Michael R. Lied, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, Peoria, CLE Committee Liaison