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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.

Chicago-Kent Welcomes New Library Director

Posted on July 3, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Jean M. Wenger has been appointed Director of the Law Library and Senior Lecturer at Chicago-Kent College of Law. 

Wenger has served as president of both the American Association of Law Libraries its Chicago chapter. She has also served the profession as chair of the Board of Directors of the Legal Information Preservation Alliance, a consortium of law libraries and legal professionals who strive to ensure preservation of legal materials. 

Several Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP recently announced new lateral associates to the firm.

John H. Boyd is an associate in the Lisle office focusing on general litigation, as well as land use and zoning matters. He also currently serves as a hearing officer for McHenry County. He was previously an associate at Prime Law Group in Woodstock, Illinois.

Peter Coblentz 1953-2018

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter Coblentz, attorney for the village of Rosemont for the last eight years, died on June 23 with his wife Maureen by his side in their family home.

Coblentz was born on May 2, 1953, in Milwaukee, Wis., and grew up in Rockford, Ill. He earned his bachelor's degree from University of Illinois in 1975 and his law degree from Loyola University in 1978.

U.S. Attorney's Office Seeks Assistant U.S. Attorney

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The U.S. Attorney's Office Central District of Illinois is accepting applications for an assistant United States attorney opening in its Criminal Division.

Applicants must possess a J.D. degree, be an active member of the bar (any jurisdiction), and have at least two years post-J.D. legal experience. U.S. citizenship is required.

Preferred qualifications: excellent academics, significant litigation experience, criminal law experience, strong legal writing skills, and a demonstrated commitment to public service

ISBA President James McCluskey Named Associate Judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA President James McCluskey today was named an associate judge of the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit.

McCluskey, a founding member of the law firm Momkus McCluskey, LLC, in Lisle, is a commercial litigator who has handled 60 jury trials and built one of DuPage County’s largest law firms.

Long active in the ISBA, he is a member of the Board of Governors and previously served as a member of the Assembly and was chairman of its Agenda Committee. He has served on the ISBA Civil Practice & Procedure Section Council and its Allerton House Committee.

Rolling Meadows Attorney Donald J. Cosley Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Criminal Defense

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Donald J. Cosley, of the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of criminal defense. 

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.

Cosley has more than 20 years of courtroom experience representing clients as a criminal defense lawyer. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Special Olympics, Founded by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke, to Celebrate 50th Anniversary in Chicago

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

In honor of its 50th anniversary, the Special Olympics will return to the city where it was founded in part by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke.

Burke launched the Special Olympics while working for the Chicago Park District on July 20, 1968. It was first held at Chicago’s Soldier Field.

Now, the Special Olympics has grown into the largest sporting event for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, with nearly 5 million Special Olympians representing 172 countries.  

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