IBJ Editorial Board

The mission of the Standing Committee on IBJ Editorial Board is

  • To serve as a board of editors of the Illinois Bar Journal and, in such capacity;
  • To supervise, assist, and advise in the editing and distributing of section council newsletters and Illinois Courts Bulletin.
  • Supervise administration of the advertising sales program for Association publications.
  • Contribute or obtain contributions of articles of interest to the Association for publication in the Illinois Bar Journal and provide general guidance to section council newsletter editors and the editor of the Illinois Courts Bulletin to ensure that the contents of these publications are of high quality and contain materials and information of interest to members of the Association.

Consists of an editor-in-chief (to serve two years), associate editor, secretary, immediate-past editor-in-chief ex officio and 12 additional members. Lay members are authorized.

Committee Roster

  • Amelia Sue Buragas, Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP, Bloomington, Chair
  • Tim A. Gutknecht, Stumpf & Gutknecht PC, Columbia, Vice-Chair
  • Khara A. Coleman, Office of the Cook County Sheriff, Oak Park, Secretary
  • Mark E. Zumdahl, Sterling, Ex-Officio
  • Ashley W. Brandt, Goldstein McClintock LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Sean A. Brown, The Law Office of Sean Brown, Chicago, Member
  • Anna Alyssa Corcoran, Illinois Agricultural Association, Bloomington, Member
  • Matthew S. Dionne, St. Louis, Member
  • Gary R. Gehlbach, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger & Considine LLC, Dixon, Member
  • Jeffrey R. Gottlieb, Law Offices of Jeffrey R Gottlieb LLC, Palatine, Member
  • Janaan Hashim, Amal Law Group LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Member
  • Travis J. Ketterman, McGann Ketterman & Rioux, Geneva, Member
  • Ashley L. Kidd, Illinois Appellate Court, Springfield, Member
  • Ashley L. Kidd, Illinois Appellate Court, Springfield, Member
  • Theodore R. LeBlang, SIU Schools of Medicine and Law, Springfield, Member
  • Katie K. McInerney, Morris, Member
  • Jane E. Nagle, Kollias & Giese PC, Wheaton, Member
  • Esther J. Seitz, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Al M. Swanson, Jr., Hoogendoorn & Talbot, River Forest, Member
  • Angelica W. Wawrzynek, Tapella & Eberspacher LLC, Mattoon, Member
  • Hon. Charles R. Winkler, Ret., River Forest, Member
  • Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Clifford Law Offices, Wilmette, Board Liaison
  • Sara Anderson, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Pete Sherman, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Timothy A. Slating, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison