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Evan (Shelly) Kjellenberg 1936-2018

Posted on February 20, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Evan (Shelly) KjellenbergEvan (Shelly) Kjellenberg, 82, of Sister Bay, died peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 18, 2018. Born in Peoria, Ill. and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Shelly earned a full scholarship to Dartmouth College and finished his last year at Tuck School graduating in 1957. He went on to the University of Chicago Law School and earned a J.D. degree.

John I. Lundmark 1930-2018

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

John I. Lundmark, 87, of Albion died at 9:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, at Rest Haven Manor in Albion. He was a retired Edwards County Circuit Judge, serving two terms. 

ISBA Attorneys with Schwartz Injury Law Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Posted on February 12, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Several ISBA attorneys with Schwartz Injury Law, founded by Allen N. Schwartz, have been named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Illinois for 2018. The firm is a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz. 

Attorneys Allen N. Schwartz, Craig P. Mannarino, Paul D. Richter and David E. Schwartz were all named to the Super Lawyers list: 

Grayson Joins Nijman · Franzetti LLP in Chicago

Posted on February 9, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Lynn GraysonJennifer Nijman and Susan Franzetti are proud to announce the addition of their highly respected peer, E. Lynn Grayson, to Nijman · Franzetti LLP.

Daniel Farroll Joins Personal Injury Group at Goldenberg, Heller & Antognoli, P.C.

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Daniel W. Farroll has joined the Personal Injury Group at the law firm of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., one of the most experienced personal injury and business and commercial litigation firms in the St. Louis-Southern Illinois region. He previously was a partner with HeplerBroom in Edwardsville.

Mevorah, Shore Named to Super Lawyers, Rising Stars

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Mevorah Law Offices LLC recently had several lawyers chosen as 2018 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars for Illinois, including attorney and founder Steven H. Mevorah and attorney Jason Shore.

Welch, Charles Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Posted on February 6, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP recently welcomed new lateral associations and recent law school graduates to the firm, including ISBA members David J. Welch and Rebecca Charles.

David J. Welch joins the Chicago office to focus on product liability and general trial practice. Welch received his J.D. magna cum laude in 2016 from Chicago-Kent College of Law and his B.S. in 2010 from Fordham University. He previously served as a Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney.

John F. Laughlin 1928-2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

John Francis Laughlin passed away Thursday January 4, 2018 at Bickford Cottage assisted living community in Portage, Michigan. John was born to Edward and Margaret (Gorman) Laughlin in Gary, Indiana on August 25, 1928. John received a BA from DePaul University where he studied English and a Law Degree from Notre Dame. He was a Corporate Attorney for Wausau Insurance for over 40 years.

William Cousins 1928-2018

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

William Cousins Jr., a prominent figure in Illinois legal circles and a former appellate judge, has died at age 90.

Cousins' daughter, Cheryl Cousins, told the Chicago Sun-Times her father died Saturday in Chicago. She did not give the cause.

As a Cook County judge, Cousins in 1979 declared Illinois' death penalty unconstitutional, deeming it "cruel and unusual" and "freakishly imposed." That was 32 years before the state abolished it.

Charles H. Turner

Posted on February 2, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Charles H. Turner, who began a distinguished legal career in Chicago under United States Attorney Edward V. Hanrahan, died January 8th at Evergreen Hospice Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. He was six days short of his eighty-second birthday. In more than a quarter-century with the Department of Justice, Turner was the lead prosecutor in several highly-publicized criminal cases. Among these was the prosecution of the American Indian Movement figures Leonard Peltier, Dennis Banks, and Kenneth Loud Hawk in the aftermath of AIM's occupation of the Wounded Knee site in South Dakota.