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

  • Martin Donald Parsons, Carterville, Chair
  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Vice-Chair
  • Hon. Sarah D. Smith, Madison County Ciruit Court, Edwardsville, Secretary
  • Thomas W. Banning, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Belleville, Member
  • Jillian Eva Berner, The JMLS Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, 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 Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chicago, Member
  • Vanessa L. Hammer, Hammer Serna & Quinn, LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Aaron B. Maduff, Maduff & Maduff LLC, Arlington Heights, Member
  • Hon. Ron D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Frank J. Zacchigna, Franklin Law, Roselle, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • David Sanders, Illinois Supreme Court, Marion, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Kelli E. Gordon, Feldman Wasser, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison