Military Affairs

The purpose of the Standing Committee on Military Affairs of the Illinois State Bar Association is to provide information, support and assistance to the military community and the general public relating to the legal issues that service members may face during and after service. The Committee is committed to being the conduit between service members in need of legal assistance and Illinois attorneys who can provide guidance and/or advice.

Legal resources for Veterans

Illinois Law Consumer Videos

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Committee Roster

  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Chair
  • Hon. Sarah D. Smith, Madison County Ciruit Court, Edwardsville, Vice-Chair
  • Thomas W. Banning, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Belleville, Secretary
  • William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
  • Thomas E. Digan, Region Legal Service Office Midwest, Great Lakes, Member
  • Edward M. Farmer, The Law Offices of Edward M Farmer, Naperville, Member
  • Vanessa L. Hammer, Hammer Serna & Quinn LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Daniel M. Harrod, Harrod Law Firm PC, Eureka, Member
  • Marcus Allen Kranz, Huntley, Member
  • Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Joseph Neely, Behr McCarter & Potter PC, St. Louis, Member
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Legal Advocacy Headquarters, Carterville, Member
  • Hon. Ron D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
  • Joseph P. Steinfels, Lake County Public Defender, Park Ridge, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Paul D. Thompson, Illinois Secretary of State Inspector General, Springfield, Member
  • Randall Louis Tyner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Wilmette, Member
  • Frank J. Zacchigna, Esq, Franklin Law, Roselle, Member