Illinois Supreme Court Appoints Leslie D. Davis to ARDC Review Board
The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Leslie D. Davis of Chicago to serve as a member of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (A.R.D.C.) Review Board effective Jan. 10 and expiring on Dec. 31, 2021. The A.R.D.C. is the Supreme Court agency that investigates and prosecutes allegations of lawyer wrongdoing in Illinois.
Davis is a partner in the Chicago office of Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP. She concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, including product liability, employment counseling, and insurance litigation. She has led numerous arbitrations and chaired and/or co-chaired many cases to verdict for Fortune 500 companies in state and federal court.
Davis is a member of numerous bar associations and has taught at both Roosevelt University and the UIC John Marshall Law School. She has given presentations on an array of legal and business topics, and she has served as a commissioner of the Chicago Community Development Commission and on the board of directors of Legacy Charter School and Sinai Health Systems. She received her bachelor’s degree, her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and her law degree from the University of Iowa.
Davis replaces A.R.D.C. Review Board member Johnny A. Fairman, who was appointed an associate circuit court judge in Cook County in December 2019. The A.R.D.C. Review Board is composed of nine members, all of whom are lawyers appointed by the Illinois Supreme Court. The review board sits in panels of three and considers appeals from reports of the A.R.D.C. Hearing Board. Review board members receive no compensation for their services.