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ISBA Board Vacancies Filled at Board of Governors Meeting

Posted on July 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The ISBA Board of Governors met on Friday, July 20. At the meeting, the Board filled the Area IV (Circuits 10, 14, and 15) and Under 37 in Cook County seats on the Board of Governors. The results of the elections to fill these leadership positions are below.

Board of Governors

  • Area IV (Circuits 10, 14, & 15): Michael McCuskey, Lacon
  • Under 37 in Cook County: Daniel Saeedi, Chicago


Waukegan Attorney Albert Salvi Earns High Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Waukegan Attorney Albert Salvi has received a Distinguished Peer Rating for High Professional Achievement and named him a Silver-level Client Champion by the independent rating service Martindale-Hubbell.

Attorneys are named Client Champions based on positive client reviews on the Martindale-Hubbell website. Salvi reached the Silver level by having four client reviews, each of which rated him a perfect 5.

Attorney Wendy M. Musielak Becomes Second Vice President of DuPage County Bar Association

Posted on July 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Wheaton attorney Wendy M. Musielak, a partner at Esp Kreuzer Cores LLP, has been elected second vice president of the DuPage County Bar Association’s Board of Directors.

Musielak received her law degree from DePaul University College of Law. Her family law practice focuses on the allocation of parental responsibilities, child support, spousal support, collaborative law, mediation, prenuptial agreements, litigation, and high asset divorce and complex mediation.

Illinois Bar Foundation to Honor Tyrone C. Fahner at Annual Gala

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Illinois Bar Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Illinois State Bar Association, will hold its 20th annual black-tie Gala fundraiser on Friday, October 19, at the Four Seasons Hotel, 120 E. Delaware Place, Chicago.

During the event, Tyrone C. Fahner, a partner at Mayer Brown, will receive the foundation’s 2018 Distinguished Award for Excellence. Fahner is a former Illinois attorney general and has served as director of the Illinois Department of Law Enforcement and as an assistant United States attorney.  

ISBA Mutual Founders Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Company’s Incorporation

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA Mutual Chair Paula Holderman and President/CEO Jeff Strand congratulate the two surviving ISBA Mutual “founders,” Richard L. Thies, of Urbana, and Donald C. Schiller, of Chicago, on the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of the company.  The third “founder,” Jerome Mirza, died in 2007. All three were ISBA presidents. ISBA Mutual has grown to nearly 7,700 insured lawyers and $80 million in admitted assets.

Ronald Mervin Gonsky 1936-2018

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Ronald Mervin Gonsky, 82, died Sunday, July 1, 2018. He was born June 20, 1936.

The son of Janet (Klinsky) and Henry, Ronald was born on June 20, 1936 on the west side of Chicago, where he was raised with his brother, Paul, in a close extended family. He became the first college and law school graduate of his family. After a stint in the national guard, Ron spent 18 months traveling in Europe, North Africa, and Russia before starting his law office in Chicago.

DWK Law Firm adds Family Law Attorney Joshua Beyer

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP (DWK) has added a new partner, family law attorney Joshua Beyer.

Beyer joins the firm this month, bringing with him years of experience in complex matters and a client base that includes Chicagoland and its surrounding counties.

ISBA Presents Law Enforcement Award to Orland Park Police Chief

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Orland Park Police Chief Timothy McCarthy received the ISBA Law Enforcement Award on July 2 during an Orland Park Village Board of Trustees meeting. ISBA President James McCluskey and ISBA President Elect David Sosin presented the award.

The ISBA Law Enforcement Award was created to recognize sworn law enforcement officers for conduct that promotes justice and to distinguish those individuals whose service to the public brings honor and respect to the entire criminal justice system. It recognizes those who excel in law enforcement.

Oakbrook Terrace Attorney Sherby Dianne Scurto Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Family Law

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Sherby Dianne Scurto, of the Law Office of Sherby Dianne Scurto, P.C., has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of family law. 

The Elite Lawyer rating service recognizes attorneys who display a high level of competence in their practice and receive acknowledgment from their peers, community, bar and committees.