Dr. Lajos Schmidt passed away peacefully in his home in Budapest on November 8, 2021, at the age of 101. He was born on April 23, 1920 in Budapest. A longtime resident of Evanston, IL, he was a prominent lawyer with Baker McKenzie from 1952 to 1993.
Robert Francis Nix, age 85, adored father and grandfather, passed away surrounded by family on December 14. Bob, a lawyer and former Cook County Circuit Court judge, was a longtime resident of Northbrook, IL, and part-time resident of Aspen, CO.
Marshall J. Hartman, age 87, passed away on September 21, 2021.
Marshall, recipient of the 2017 Illinois State Bar Association Laureate Award, was a 1957 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School. He was instrumental in establishing offices and policies for the defense of indigents in Cook County and across the United States. Among other positions, he was appointed the Public Defender for Lake County, IL, (1987-91) and he went on to lead the Capital Resource Center at the Office of the Illinois State Appellate Defender.
Kathryn Ann Gallanis, a skilled and experienced attorney located in the city of Chicago, Illinois, has recently been named a Leading Lawyer and an Elite Lawyer for her work in personal injury defense cases.
Levin & Perconti has named trial lawyers Margaret Battersby Black and Michael Bonamarte as the firm’s co-managing partners. The partners, both of whom have spent their entire legal careers with the firm, will continue to handle substantial caseloads of personal injury and wrongful death matters as they share responsibility for strategic leadership of the firm.
Pilgrim Christakis LLP, a financial services litigation boutique based in Chicago, has announced the promotion of Jim Morrissey, 35, to the firm’s partnership. Jim formerly served as an associate at the firm for six years. The promotion was effective on Sept. 1, 2021.