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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.

PILI Accepting Nominations for Awards

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Nominations are open for PILI awards to recognize attorneys and legal programs making outstanding contributions in pro bono and public interest law across the state of Illinois. Attorneys can either submit a self-nomination or nominate a colleague. 

PILI Annual Awards
Every year, PILI presents several awards to acknowledge lawyers and legal programs. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 14.

  • The Distinguished Public Service Award honors an individual whose commitment to public interest work has shaped a career dedicated to service.
  • The Distinguished Alumni Awards recognize one former PILI Intern and one former PILI Fellow for outstanding contributions of public interest and/or pro bono work.
  • The Pro Bono Initiative Award acknowledges a single entity for its significant pro bono work in the community.

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.

Steven Williams 1969 – 2018

Posted on July 11, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Steven R. Williams, 49, of Bloomington, died Monday, July 2, 2018. 

He was born on June 26, 1969, in Normal, to Robert and Mary (McCammon) Williams. He married Sara E. Klug on July 10, 1993, in Wausau, Wis.

Steve grew up in Bloomington and was a graduate of Bloomington High School, where he was a member of the speech team and was involved in the theater program. 

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.

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.