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Hinshaw Bolsters Commercial Transactions Practice with New Partner in Chicago

Posted on October 8, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP recently announced that Michael D. Weis has joined the firm as a partner at the firm's main office in Chicago.

Weis joins the firm's commercial transactions practice group.

Thomas S. Oehring 1928 – 2018

Posted on October 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas S. Oehring, 90, died Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at his home in Lincolnshire. He was born May 19, 1928 in Detroit and has been a Lincolnshire resident for the past 49 years.

Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered Hires Attorney Matthew Heimlich

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Walsh, Knippen & Cetina, Chartered, is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Matthew Heimlich to the firm.

Wheaton attorney Heimlich focuses his practice on personal injury, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accident, wrongful death, and nursing home neglect and abuse. He has tried numerous cases to verdict and has obtained six- and seven-figure settlements, and verdicts for personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Lavelle Law Welcomes New Attorney

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Schaumburg-based Lavelle Law welcomes attorney Scott A. Browdy to the expanding firm.

Browdy will serve as a partner in the firm. He joins Lavelle Law’s litigation practice group with 25 years’ experience. Browdy attended law school at Northwestern University and earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. Most recently, he founded his own firm, which focuses on complex corporate tax and securities litigation.

David Phillip Schippers, Jr. 1929 – 2018

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

David Phillip Schippers, Jr., 88, of Grayslake, died Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 at his home. He was born on Nov. 4, 1929.

Lawyers’ Assistance Program Opens Kane/DuPage County Office

Posted on October 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

In response to the growing need for Lawyers’ Assistance Program (LAP) services in the collar counties and beyond, the non-profit organization has opened an office in Kane County.

People seeking assistance can schedule an appointment to meet with Dr. Diana Uchiyama, a licensed psychologist and lawyer.

LAP is an organization that helps Illinois lawyers, judges, law students, and their families concerned about alcohol abuse, drug dependency, or stress-related issues like anxiety, burnout, depression, and many others. Services include individual and group therapy, assessments, education, peer support, and intervention.

Chicago Police Commander Receives Law Enforcement Award from Illinois State Bar Association

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
(L-R) Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans, ISBA President James F. McCluskey, Chicago Police Commander Thomas Lemmer, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Cook County Juvenile Court Presiding Judge Michael Toomin. Photo courtesy the Chicago Police Department

Chicago Police Commander Thomas Lemmer received a Law Enforcement Award from the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) on September 28 at the Chicago Police Department Headquarters. ISBA President James McCluskey presented the award.

The Law Enforcement Award recognizes 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. 

David E. Schwartz Appointed Judge in DuPage County

Posted on October 1, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

David E. Schwartz has been appointed to the position of associate judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit Court.

He is filling the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge John W. Demling.

Justinian Society of Lawyers Host Annual Installation Dinner

Posted on September 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Justinian Society of Lawyers hosted their annual installation dinner on September 26 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.

(L-R) ISBA Second Vice President Dennis Orsey, Justinian Society of Lawyers President Vincent Vidmer, and ISBA Immediate Past President Russell Hartigan.

Greensfelder Launches Office in St. Louis Cortex Innovation Community

Posted on September 26, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., has announced the launch of an office in the Cortex Innovation Community, an innovation hub and technology district integrated into the historic Central West End and Forest Park Southeast neighborhoods of St. Louis.