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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.

Califf & Harper, P.C. Welcomes John D. Simmons as an Attorney of Counsel

Posted on May 6, 2019 by Rhys Saunders

John D. Simmons joined Califf & Harper, P.C. as a new associate of counsel in 2019.  

Simmons, born in Cedar Rapids and raised in northern Illinois, graduated from Northern Illinois University in 2003, and went on to receive his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Illinois College of Law in 2006.  

Greensfelder Launches Office in St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced the launch of an office in the Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub and technology district integrated into the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods of St. Louis.

Baugher Appointed to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Board of Directors

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter V. Baugher, principal in Baugher Dispute Resolution LLC Chicago, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Midwest Real Estate News Lists Freeborn Among Top Law Firms for 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP has been named among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2018 by Midwest Real Estate News.

Included in the list for eight consecutive years, Freeborn this year is ranked in the top 20 among the 42 law firms recognized for their real estate practices. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its “Best of the Best” edition, which ranks the industry’s top regional law firms, owners, financial intermediaries, brokers, direct lenders, property managers, and construction companies. 

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, Hires Lawyer Dana B. Fortunato

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the addition of Dana B. Fortunato as an associate attorney at the firm. 

She focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, and traffic law.

Kane County Attorneys Rename Law Firm as Serrano Hanson

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorneys Lidia E. Serrano and Marissa R. Hanson have renamed their firm as Serrano Hanson. 

The firm is primarily a family law practice, while also offering services for real estate law, criminal defense cases, and estate planning.

Located in Geneva, the firm represents clients throughout Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, and Kendall counties, and provides services for both English and Spanish language speakers.

Chicago Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel Joins Elite Lawyer Founding Members

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel of the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel has been selected as an Elite Lawyer Founding Member.

Garfinkel has 25 years of experience in criminal cases, formerly as a prosecutor and currently as a criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge of federal and state criminal law helps him get results for clients facing charges such as homicide, narcotics trafficking, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.