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PILI Announces Sarah J. Taylor as New Program Manager

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Heidi Wickstrom
Sarah J. Taylor

Carbondale attorney Sarah J. Taylor recently became program manager for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI).  

She will be based in Champaign and oversee PILI’s pro bono program statewide, including PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative, Judicial Circuit Pro Bono committees, and new pro bono opportunities such as the Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Panel and the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network.

Since 2004, Sarah has been an associate attorney with the Carbondale law firm Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP. Her practice areas have included probate, real estate, estate planning, family, civil litigation, property tax appeals, and small business representation. She has also represented Illinois in eminent domain cases as a special assistant attorney general. Additionally, she has been an adjunct law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she received her law degree, since 2010. 

PILI Joins Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) recently announced that the organization is a member of the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network (IL-AFLAN). 

IL-AFLAN provides civil legal services across Illinois to veterans, active duty military and their spouses and dependents. It is a network comprised of legal aid organizations and law school clinics across Illinois. Support for PILI’s participation in IL-AFLAN is underwritten by the Illinois Equal Justice Foundation.

Park Ridge Attorney Patrick Quinn Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Personal Injury

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Patrick Quinn, of the Quinn Law Group, LLC, has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of personal injury. 

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.

Quinn represents clients seeking compensation for their personal injuries. He previously defended insurance companies during personal injury, wrongful death, and healthcare negligence lawsuits.

John J. Mazzorana 1943-2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John J. Mazzorana, 75, died May 27, 2018, in New Lenox. He was born May 14, 1943, in Chicago. 

John was preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Elsie Mazzorana, and his wife, Claudia.

John is survived by his loving children, Vicki Mazzorana, Michelle Stokes (Roy), Katherine Wilson, Jason Mazzorana (Angie) and Anthony Mazzorana; his beloved grandchildren, Jacob Wilson, Madeline Wilson and Gianna Mazzorana; his brother, Dennis Mazzorana (Therese); his caring companion of many years, Sandy Meinke; and her daughter, Amanda Wrobel; as well as many nephews and nieces.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard adds Attorney from Prominent New York Personal Injury Firm

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Heidi Wickstrom
Heidi Wickstrom

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. today announced the addition of attorney Heidi L. Wickstrom to the firm’s legal team. 

Wickstrom, who spent 11 years with New York’s Pillersdorf Law Firm, will be joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as an associate, focusing her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. 

During her time with Pillersdorf, Wickstrom assisted in obtaining many multi-million dollar recoveries for clients; namely, a $15.7 million verdict for the plaintiff in a case against Consolidated Edison of New York; and $10 million and $5.4 million verdicts, respectively, for two plaintiffs in cases against the New York City Transit Authority. 

Attorney Samuel Levine Joins Bryce Downey & Lenkov

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Samuel Levine recently joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov as full time Of Counsel in its construction law and real estate practice areas. 

Levine has extensive experience in construction, mechanics liens, and real estate litigation, having tried, arbitrated, and mediated a variety of cases in these areas.  Levine represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, and lenders in construction disputes and mechanics lien and surety bond claims. He also represents developers, secured creditors, title insurance companies, and their insureds and commercial landlords in real estate title disputes, commercial litigation, commercial mortgage foreclosures, and other loan and collateral enforcement and bankruptcy matters.  

Attorney Pamela Cox Appointed to Licensing Executive Society International’s Board of Directors

Posted on June 1, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Pamela Cox
Pamela Cox

Attorney Pamela L. Cox has been appointed to the board of directors for the Licensing Executives Society International. 

She is the chair of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP’s IP transactions practice in Chicago. She is recognized as one of the country’s leading licensing authorities, particularly in the life sciences. 

Cox received the LESI President’s Award for Individual Service, recognizing her years of outstanding leadership and service as chair of the LESI Life Sciences Committee. She has held additional leadership roles in LESI and LES USA/Canada, including serving as vice-chair of LESI’s external relations committee; founder of LESI’s Life Science Advisory Board; international delegate for seven years to LES USA-Canada; and chair of the LES USA/Canada Chicago chapter.

Oak Brook Attorney Kathryn L. Harry Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Divorce

Posted on May 31, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Alexandra Brinkmeier
Kathryn Harry

Attorney Kathryn L. Harry, of Kathryn L. Harry & Associates, P.C., has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the areas of Illinois divorce. 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.

For more than 25 years, Harry, of Oak Brook, has represented clients in divorce cases involving property division, child support, and the allocation of parental responsibilities. She founded her law firm in 1995 on the principal of teamwork.

Harry earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Millikin University and her juris doctor from DePaul University. 

Fox Rothschild Grows in Chicago, Delaware through a Merger with Shaw Fishman

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

In a move that more than doubles its Windy City presence and adds depth to its office in Wilmington, Del., Fox Rothschild LLP announces a merger, effective June 11, with Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC, a 23-attorney firm with robust practices in bankruptcy, commercial litigation, and real estate. 

Over the past several years, Fox Rothschild has grown its national footprint significantly. The firm opened in Minneapolis in 2016, welcoming more than 80 attorneys via a merger with Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly LLP. In May of 2017, Fox launched a Seattle office through a merger with 39-attorney law firm Riddell Williams LLP. 

Founded in 1988, Shaw Fishman serves major corporations and small businesses in bankruptcy and restructuring, commercial litigation, and real estate.

Brockton Lockwood 1944-2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Brocton Lockwood, 74, of Herrin, died Monday, May 21, 2018. He was born January 10, 1944, son of Randolph Scott D Lockwood and Bonnie (Allen) Favrot.

Brocton married Gala Lindsey on March 16, 2001. She survives. 

Brocton is survived by three children, Arden Dudek of Georgestown, Texas, Allen Lockwood of Cambridge, Md., and Jessica Lockwood of St. Louis, Mo.; two grandchildren, Beau and Mina Brandstetter; stepson and daughter-in-law, Dan and Alana King of Marion; and two grandchildren, Austin and Colten King.

He is also survived by one brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gary and Carolyn Lindsey of Makanda; and many dearly loved cousins and special friends and will be missed by all who knew him.