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.

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Committee Roster

  • Thomas E. Digan, Region Legal Service Office Midwest, Great Lakes, Chair
  • Judith A. Soto, Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, Chicago, Vice-Chair
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Rhode & Jackson PC, Carbondale, Secretary
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Ex-Officio
  • William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
  • Lt. Shane Kyle Blank, U.S. Air Force JAG Corps., St. Louis, Member
  • Janice L. Boback, Anderson & Boback, Chicago, Member
  • Nora A. Byrne, Presence Health, Chicago, Member
  • William L. Cleaver, Bozeman Neighbour Patton & Noe LLP, Moline, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Edward M. Farmer, The Law Office of Edward M Farmer, Aurora, Member
  • Ryan M. Gailey, HolmstromKennedy PC, Rockford, Member
  • John F. Kauffman, Springfield, Member
  • Cindi J. Koroll, Koroll Litigation Group, Rockford, Member
  • Thomas R. Lamont, Springfield, Member
  • Timothy M. MacArthur, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Member
  • Hon. Ron Spears D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Paul D. Thompson, Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield, Member
  • Jason T. Vail, American Bar Association, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Alexander P. White, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation, Champaign, Member
  • Julie A. Johnson, Aronberg Goldgehn Davis & Garmisa, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Bailey E. Cunningham, Illinois State Bar Association, Springfield, Staff Liaison
  • Nancy G. Easum, Illinois State Police Legal Office, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison