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Philip Feder 1929-2010

Posted on April 14, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Retired attorney Philip G. Feder, 80, passed away late last month at Memorial Care Center in Belleville. Mr. Feder received both his undergraduate degree and his law degree from St. Louis University. His education at St. Louis University Law School was interrupted in 1952, when he was called to active duty in the Army. Read the full obituary in the Belleville News-Democrat

St. Charles law partners receive state, national honors

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Wendell Clancy
Michael Clancy
Partners at one of Kane County’s premier malpractice and personal injury law firms have been honored for excellence in their profession. Wendell Clancy of the Clancy Law Offices recently was inducted into Fellowship in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Wendell and his son and partner, Michael Clancy, a 2009 inductee, are among a select few father-son duos nationwide who are ACTL Fellows. Also, Wendell Clancy and Michael Clancy again have been selected to the Illinois Super Lawyers list for 2010. Michael Clancy was one of the top 100 vote-getters.

Roger W. Barrett 1915-2010

Posted on April 13, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Roger W. Barrett, 94, a partner for many years with Mayer Brown, died earlier this year in Rancho Mirage, Calif., of complications from pneumonia.
Mr. Barrett had already started his law carer in Chicago when he joined the Army in 1943. Eventually a captain, he was enlisted for the team led by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson that would prosecute top Nazis in Nuremberg. He was assigned the task of assembling the government's evidence, which included everything from letters and diaries to lampshades made of human skin. He went over some of the evidence with Luftwaffe commander Hermann Goering, who he remembered as highly intelligent, arrogant and amoral. "He said that Goering was completely immoral, there was no sense of right or wrong," said his son, Oliver.
Click here to read the full obituary in the Chicago Tribune.

Geiger, O'Neill join Stellato & Schwartz, Ltd.

Posted on April 9, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Stellato & Schwartz, Ltd. is pleased to announce that Kyle T. Geiger, a recent graduate of the University of Dayton Law School, and Kevin O'Neill, a recent graduate of DePaul University Law School, have joined the firm as associates.

Henry J. Marquard passes away

Posted on April 9, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Henry James Marquard, 88, of Glenview formerly of Northbrook, passed away on April 6. A graduate of DePaul University School of Law, he was one of the founders of Kralovec and Marquard. He was commissioned on the USS Heywood and served on the USS George Klymer during the Gaudalcanal Campaign in World War II. Visitation will be on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3637 Golf Road, Evanston, where a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. Interment private at Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the church. Funeral info: 847-998-1020. Click here for the full obituary in the Chicago Tribune.

Kenneth Strong 1928-2010

Posted on April 7, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Kenneth Lewis Strong, 82, of Bourbonnais, passed away late last month. He graduated from Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Ind., in 1949 and graduated from Northwestern Law School in 1952. Strong was appointed Assistant State's Attorney for Livingston County in 1956. In 1962, he became a member of the firm of Adsit, Thompson and Stock in Pontiac and remained with the firm and its successors until his retirement in 2002. Read the full obituary in the Kankakee Daily Journal.

Cova joins Hawkins, Parnell & Thackston

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Reno Cova
Reno Cova has joined Hawkins, Parnell & Thackston, LLP as an associate in the St. Louis office. He represents businesses and individuals in various types of liability defense and litigation, including FELA defense litigation, toxic tort, business litigation, personal injury, premises liability, product liability, and insurance and bad faith litigation. Reno has experience handling matters in all facets of litigation, including advising clients on litigation avoidance, pre-suit liability and/or coverage analysis, and handling all phases of active litigation including alternate dispute resolution and trial. Reno earned his J.D. from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 2004.

Frank H. Schniederjon passes away

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Effingham attorney Frank H. Schiederjon passed away over the weekend. A former State’s Attorney of Effingham County, he founded the law firm now known as Schniederjon, Weber & Orr. Click here to read the full obituary.

Patrick Moriarity 1943-2010

Posted on March 29, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
Patrick Moriarity, 66, a longtime attorney with the Cook County public defender's office, passed away last Wednesday in south suburban Burbank. Moriarity graduated from Leo High School and the University of Illinois at Chicago. He worked as a Chicago police officer in the late 1960s and early '70s, while taking law classes at DePaul University.
Mr. Moriarty spent several years on the public defender's Homicide Task Force, a group of seasoned attorneys who handle capital murder cases. That led to his nickname, "Dr. Death," his son said.
Click here to read the full obituary in the Chicago Tribune.

George E.Q. Johnson Jr. passes away

Posted on March 24, 2010 by Chris Bonjean
George E.Q. Johnson Jr.
George E.Q. Johnson Jr.
George “Gene” E.Q. Johnson Jr., 93, a prominent Chicago attorney, died March 23 at his home in Lakeside, Mich. He was the loving husband of Mary Ann (nee:Barry) Johnson, father of Charles E Johnson, stepfather of Philip W. Collins III and Tierney Eson, endearingly known as “Poppy” to the grandchildren whom he loved, Christopher Eson, Erin Collins, Michelle Eson and Mackenzie Collins. A native of Chicago's South Shore neighborhood, Gene attended Bryn Mawr Elementary School, University High School, Northwestern University, and Northwestern University Law School. A World War II Veteran, Gene served as a LT Commander in the US Navy. As commanding officer of the USS PC 1243, a “sub chaser,” and Executive Officer of the USS Courage, Gene served in the South Atlantic, North Atlantic, Pacific, South and North China Seas. Upon returning from military service, Gene began his career as an attorney with his father, specializing in probate law. Having practiced law for well over fifty years, Gene became an authority on probate law and served as a special arbitrator for the Illinois Attorney General's Office into his 80's. He was a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. Gene was very active in church work and was a past chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bryn Mawr Community Church in Chicago.