Member Groups

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

  • Judith A. Soto, AAR CORP, Wood Dale, Chair
  • Martin Donald Parsons, Martin D. Parsons, Carbondale, Vice-Chair
  • Ryan M. Gailey, Zendesk, Madison, Secretary
  • Thomas E. Digan, Region Legal Service Office Midwest, Great Lakes, Ex-Officio
  • William W. Austin, McDevitt Osteen Chojnicki & Deters LLC, Effingham, Member
  • Janice L. Boback, Anderson & Boback, Chicago, Member/CLE Coordinator
  • Nora A. Byrne, Presence Health, Chicago, Member
  • Tambra K. Cain, Johnson County State's Attorney, Vienna, Member
  • William L. Cleaver, Bozeman Neighbour Patton & Noe LLP, Moline, Member
  • Edward M. Farmer, The Veterans Legal Support Center & Clinic, Chicago, 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
  • John Norman Maher, Maher Legal Services PC, St. Charles, Member
  • Nicole Massey, Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation Inc, Champaign, Member
  • Hon. Sarah D. Smith, Madison County Ciruit Court, Edwardsville, Member
  • Hon. Ron D. Spears, Spears Dispute Resolution, Taylorville, Member
  • Alan L. Sternberg, Bloomington, Member
  • Paul D. Thompson, Illinois Secretary of State, Springfield, Member
  • Randall Louis Tyner, Wilmette, Member
  • Jason T. Vail, American Bar Association, Chicago, Member
  • Susan L. Zielke, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, Champaign, Member
  • Randy Randall Cox, Feldman Wasser Draper & Cox, Springfield, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison
  • Nancy G. Easum, Easum Law Office, Springfield, CLE Committee Liaison