Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

The mission of the Standing Committee on the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission is:

  • To solidify the working relationship between the ISBA and the ARDC through enhanced communication and dissemination of relevant information.
  • To provide information to the legal community regarding attorneys' professional and ethical duties and the disciplinary system.
  • To review and make recommendations to the ARDC and the Supreme Court of Illinois regarding the disciplinary system to ensure that the disciplinary system is fair and balances the needs of the profession and the public.

Consists of a chair, vice-chair, secretary and members-at-large appointed by the ISBA President.

Useful Resources

Recent Decisions

Misuse of Client Funds
In re: Allen A. Lefkovitz,  M.R. 28257  (November  21, 2016), affirming  2014  PR 00039 (August 24,  2015)

Committee Roster

  • Leslie A. Wood, Wood Law Office, Glen Carbon, Chair
  • Chris P. Clasby, HeplerBroom LLC, Springfield, Vice-Chair
  • Terra Costa Howard, Terra Costa Howard Attorney at Law, Glen Ellyn, Secretary
  • Justin L. Leinenweber, Leinenweber Baroni & Daffada LLC, Chicago, Ex-Officio
  • Frank Agostino Battaglia, Winston & Strawn, Chicago, Member
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
  • Deborah A. Carder, Carder Law Firm PC, Naperville, Member
  • Gerald A. Cassioppi, Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC, Lisle, Member
  • Jeffrey D. Corso, Cooney Corso & Moynihan LLC, Downers Grove, Member
  • Roland R. Cross, Brown Hay & Stephens LLP, Springfield, Member
  • Nicholas Joseph Feda, Kane County Public Defender's Ofc, St. Charles, Member
  • Hon. Fred L. Foreman, Freeborn & Peters LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Jack D. Franks, Franks Gerkin & McKenna, Marengo, Member
  • Cheri N. Greenlee, Cheri N Greenlee PC, Rockford, Member
  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Member
  • Bob M. Karton, Robert M Karton Ltd, Chicago, Member
  • Joseph T. Nabor, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery, Chicago, Member
  • George R. Ripplinger, Ripplinger & Zimmer, Belleville, Member
  • George M. Sachs, George M Sachs PC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Gary L. Schlesinger, Schlesinger & Strauss LLC, Libertyville, Member
  • Thomas Vasiljevich, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Michelle A. Vescogni, 13th Judicial Circuit - LaSalle County, Ottawa, Member
  • Kristi M. Vetri, Association Law Office, O Fallon, Member
  • Richard W. Zuckerman, Law Offices of Richard W Zuckerman, Peoria, Member
  • Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Clifford Law Offices, Wilmette, Board Liaison
  • Mary M. Grant, Kenilworth, Staff Liaison
  • Deborah K. Besserman, Besserman Law Office LLC, Maryville, CLE Committee Liaison