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

  • Tim A. Gutknecht, Stumpf & Gutknecht PC, Columbia, Chair
  • Khara A. Coleman, Office of the Cook County Sheriff, Oak Park, Vice-Chair
  • Jane E. Nagle, McSwain Nagle Giese & Rapp, PC, Wheaton, Secretary
  • Amelia Sue Buragas, Bloomington, Ex-Officio
  • Ashley W. Brandt, Tucker Ellis LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Sean A. Brown, The Law Office of Sean Brown, Chicago, Member
  • Matthew S. Dionne, St. Louis, Member
  • Gary R. Gehlbach, Ehrmann Gehlbach Badger & Considine LLC, Dixon, Member
  • Janaan Hashim, Amal Law Group LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Angela J. Hill, Federal Public Defender, Benton, Member
  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Member
  • Ashley L. Kidd, Illinois Appellate Court, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Scott E. Kording, Circuit Court for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Bloomington, Member
  • Theodore R. LeBlang, SIU Schools of Medicine and Law, Springfield, Member
  • Katie K. McInerney, Morris, Member
  • Andrea M. Nikolai, Hervas Condon & Bersani PC, Itasca, Member
  • Paul E.H. Rademacher, Hassakis & Hassakis PC, Mount Vernon, Member
  • Michael R. Robinson, IL Human Rights Commission, Springfield, Member
  • Esther J. Seitz, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, Springfield, Member
  • Hon. Al M. Swanson, Jr., Hoogendoorn & Talbot, River Forest, Member
  • Angelica W. Wawrzynek, Armstrong Grove & Wawrzynek LLC, Mattoon, Member
  • Pamela Sakowicz Menaker, Clifford Law Offices, Northfield, Board Liaison
  • Pete Sherman, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Timothy A. Slating, Illinois State Bar Association, Chatham, Staff Liaison