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
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Carterville, Ex-Officio
  • William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
  • Jillian Eva Berner, Chicago, 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, Aurora, Member
  • Vanessa L. Hammer, Hammer Serna & Quinn LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Daniel M. Harrod, Harrod Law Firm PC, Eureka, Member
  • Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Joseph Neely, Behr McCarter & Potter PC, St. Louis, 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
  • Randall Louis Tyner, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Wilmette, Member
  • Frank J. Zacchigna, Esq, Franklin Law, Roselle, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Randy Randall Cox, Illinois Appellate Court, Springfield, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Kelli E. Gordon, Feldman Wasser, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison