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PILI Announces Elizabeth R. Boe as New Managing Attorney

Posted on July 16, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) has announced that Elizabeth R. Boe is its new managing attorney.

She will be responsible for helping to expand and enhance pro bono legal assistance across the state by overseeing the activity of PILI’s Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committees and PILI’s participation in the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). 

Glen Carbon Lawyer Tapped for Legal and Policy Role with Diocese of Springfield in Illinois

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney James Bock, Jr., of Glen Carbon, is the new director of the Office for Legal Services and Policy Development for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois.

Most recently, Bock was a litigation associate with Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale, P.C. in their Belleville office from 2015 to 2019, where he practiced in Madison and St. Clair counties. Prior to that firm, Bock was an assistant public defender with the Madison County Public Defender’s Office from 2013 to 2015.

Laraia & Laraia, P.C. Welcomes Attorney Kiley M. Whitty to Form New Partnership of Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The law firm of Laraia & Laraia, P.C. recently welcomed its newest member, attorney Kiley M. Whitty, who joined as principal and partner with James J. Laraia, forming the new partnership of Laraia & Whitty, P.C.

Joseph M. Laraia will be of counsel, a role in which he will contribute his vast knowledge and experience. The new legal team of Laraia & Whitty, P.C. looks forward to continuing to provide existing and new clients with excellent service.

Faegre Baker Daniels Bolsters Product Liability Practice with Lateral Hires

Posted on July 10, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Faegre Baker Daniels continues to bolster its product liability practice with the addition of five lateral hires across four offices.

FaegreBD’s product liability practice has now grown to over 125 professionals in nine offices. Through high-stakes trials and multidistrict litigation across the country, the practice has grown steadily over the last six years serving as national trial counsel for companies in the medical device, pharmaceutical, food, agricultural, consumer products, vehicular, and aquatics industries. The following lateral lawyer was added to its roster in the Chicago office:

Michael Best Partner Marshall Schmitt Elected President of Chicago Rotary Club

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Michael Best has announced that partner Marshall Schmitt has been elected as the 116th President of the Rotary Club of Chicago, also known as Rotary/One. An installation ceremony will take place on July 2 at the Union League Club.

Schmitt and Mark Maloney, President of Rotary International, the international body that oversees the over 34,000 Rotarians worldwide, will also host an open house on July 1 at the home of Rotary/One’s founder, Paul Harris, which the club is helping to restore.

Freeborn Elevates Attorneys to Equity Partner

Posted on July 1, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elevated several attorneys to equity partner, effective June 25.

The firm’s new equity partners include Shelly A. DeRousse and Steven D. Pearson. The attorneys previously were partners. 

Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC Launches With the Addition of J. Kirk Taylor as a New Member

Posted on June 27, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Art Hubacher and Matthew Ames are pleased to announce the formation of Hubacher Ames & Taylor, PLLC with the addition of J. Kirk Taylor as a name member of the firm.  

With the addition of Taylor, the firm will also add a Chicago office to the firm's base in Fairfax, Virginia.

Greensfelder Names Thadford Felton Managing Officer for Chicago Office

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced that Thadford A. Felton has been named managing officer of the firm’s Chicago office, effective May 3.

Felton succeeds David B. Goodman, who recently left the firm after serving as the Chicago managing officer since March 2014.

LAP Board of Directors Announces Diana Uchiyama as Executive Director

Posted on May 8, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) has announced that Diana Uchiyama, JD, PsyD, has been named executive director. 

LAP Board President Mary K. O’Brien said: “Dr. Uchiyama was selected from a number of talented candidates because her qualifications as an attorney, psychologist, and program administrator demonstrated to our board that she will be successful in increasing the reach of LAP to every part of Illinois. We are looking forward to working with Dr. Uchiyama in her new role as executive director and offer her our sincere congratulations.” 

Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice Adds Beasley as Member in Belleville, Illinois, Office

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

Kansas City-headquartered Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice LLC, has added Laura K. Beasley to the firm’s Belleville, Illinois office. 

Beasley, who joined the firm as a member, practices in the areas of civil litigation defense, general liability, class action/mass torts, insurance coverage, personal injury, and product liability. She brings to the firm clients in the medical device and other manufacturing sectors.

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