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Baugher Appointed to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Board of Directors

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter V. Baugher, principal in Baugher Dispute Resolution LLC Chicago, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Jon Allard Jr. 1964-2018

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Jon Allard Jr., 54, of Belleville, died Wednesday, September 12, 2018. He was born March 24, 1964, in Belleville. 

Jon was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend to all. He was happiest when he was coaching his kids' sports teams, traveling with his wife, and going to live concerts. Helping others was core to who he was, which is evident with his 18 years of distinguished service as a prosecutor in the St. Clair County States' Attorney's Office. In his career, he was most proud of the time he served as the chief of administration and was the director of the States' Attorney's Crime Prevention Task Force. In later years, he worked as a lawyer for Kurowski Schultz LLC.

Daniel O'Day 1955-2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Dan O'Day, 63, of Peoria, died Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in the company of his wife and daughters.

Dan was born on June 14, 1955 in Dubuque, Iowa, to James and Cecelia (Hadacek) O'Day and moved to Peoria as a young child. During his teenage years, he worked at the A&W Root Beer stand, which gave him great stories to tell and friendships that lasted throughout his life. After receiving his bachelor’s degree from Bradley University, he graduated magma cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law in 1981. While in law school, he was selected as a member of the Law Review, received the Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing, and was Order of the Coif. Throughout his career, Dan was recognized by several professional organizations for his excellence in legal writing and criminal and civil defense. Practicing law was more than his career; it was his passion.

Midwest Real Estate News Lists Freeborn Among Top Law Firms for 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP has been named among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2018 by Midwest Real Estate News.

Included in the list for eight consecutive years, Freeborn this year is ranked in the top 20 among the 42 law firms recognized for their real estate practices. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its “Best of the Best” edition, which ranks the industry’s top regional law firms, owners, financial intermediaries, brokers, direct lenders, property managers, and construction companies. 

Sandor Korein 1932-2018

Posted on September 13, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Sandor "Sandy" Korein, 86, died Sept. 9, 2018. Sandy was born May 5, 1932, in Zalaszengrote, Hungary, to parents, Ferenc and Katalyn Korein.

He grew up in East St. Louis and attended East St. Louis Sr. High School, Washington University, and Washington University, School of Law. 

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, Hires Lawyer Dana B. Fortunato

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the addition of Dana B. Fortunato as an associate attorney at the firm. 

She focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, and traffic law.

Daniel Wills 1959-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Daniel G. Wills, 59, of Chicago, has died. He was born March 3, 1959.

Loving father to Katie; former husband to Emily Wills; loved son to Sandra (the late Joseph) DeAndrea and the late Ralph; beloved brother to David (Nancy) and Todd (Teresa); dear uncle to Nicole (Chris) Berens, Amanda (Jake) Mohundro, Tommy, Michael, Nicholas and Tyler Wills; fond great-uncle to Emma Berens, Taylor Berens and Vincent Wills. 

Herbert Theisen 1940-2018

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Herbert J. Theisen, 78, of Lincolnwood, has died. 

He was an attorney in private practice for over 50 years and former chairman of the Lincolnwood Zoning Board of Appeals, having served over 30 years before retirement. 

Kane County Attorneys Rename Law Firm as Serrano Hanson

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorneys Lidia E. Serrano and Marissa R. Hanson have renamed their firm as Serrano Hanson. 

The firm is primarily a family law practice, while also offering services for real estate law, criminal defense cases, and estate planning.

Located in Geneva, the firm represents clients throughout Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, and Kendall counties, and provides services for both English and Spanish language speakers.

Chicago Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel Joins Elite Lawyer Founding Members

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel of the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel has been selected as an Elite Lawyer Founding Member.

Garfinkel has 25 years of experience in criminal cases, formerly as a prosecutor and currently as a criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge of federal and state criminal law helps him get results for clients facing charges such as homicide, narcotics trafficking, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.