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

  • David A. Herman, Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes PC, Springfield, Chair
  • Kristin Irene Olson, Evans Law Firm P.C., Belleville, Vice-Chair/CLE Coordinator
  • George R. Ripplinger, Ripplinger & Zimmer, Belleville, Secretary
  • Nicholas Joseph Feda, Kane County Public Defender's Office, St. Charles, Ex-Officio
  • Moses Bernard Briseno, The Law Offices of Moses Briseno, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
  • Chris P. Clasby, HeplerBroom LLC, St. Louis, Member
  • Jeffrey D. Corso, Cooney Corso & Moynihan LLC, Downers Grove, Member
  • Roland R. Cross, Brown Hay & Stephens LLP, Springfield, Member
  • Kathryne R. Hayes, Collins Bargione Vuckovich, Chicago, Member
  • Terra Costa Howard, Terra Costa Howard Attorney at Law, Glen Ellyn, Member
  • Dwight H. O’Keefe, Brown Hay & Stephens, Springfield, Member
  • Ann R. Pieper, Kavanagh Scully Sudow White & Frederick PC, Peoria, Member
  • George M. Sachs, George M Sachs PC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Gary L. Schlesinger, Schlesinger & Strauss LLC, Libertyville, Member
  • Melissa A. Smart, ARDC, Chicago, Member
  • Thomas N. Tyszka, Law Offices of T Nicholas Tyszka LLC, Hinsdale, Member
  • Thomas Vasiljevich, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Michelle A. Vescogni, 13th Judicial Circuit - LaSalle County, Ottawa, Member
  • Leslie A. Wood, Wood Law Office, Glen Carbon, Member
  • Heather A. McPherson, McPherson Law Offices, Freeport, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Roy Jackson Dent, III, Dent Law Offices, Ltd., Effingham, CLE Committee Liaison