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Thomas A. Briscoe 1953 - 2018

Posted on May 30, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas A. Briscoe, 64, of Waukegan, died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his home. He was born October 3, 1953, in Chicago, and was a longtime Waukegan resident. 

Tom was a member of St. Anastasia Parish, Lake County Bar Association, Lake County Republication Federation, Waukegan City Club, Knights of Columbus, Moose Club and enjoyed volunteering at First United Methodist Church soup kitchen. He practiced law in Lake County for 40 years. 

Attorney Chuck Roberts Becomes Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Posted on May 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
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Chuck Roberts

DuPage County attorney Chuck Roberts of Roberts, P.C., recently became a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

AAML fellows are widely recognized by judges and attorneys as preeminent family law practitioners with the highest level of knowledge, skill, and integrity. Membership is limited to 1,650 family law attorneys in the U.S.

Roberts qualified as an AAML fellow because of his extensive trial experience and his dedication to continuing education and improvement of the family law field. He recently reopened his individual family law practice, Roberts, P.C. Roberts has represented clients in the DuPage County area since 1983 in cases involving divorce, family law, civil litigation, and securities fraud.

Harold Gregory "Greg" Meyer 1949-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Harold Gregory "Greg" Meyer, 68, died April 28, 2018, in Elgin. 

He was born on December 12, 1949, in Quincy to Beatrice M. Stormer (nee Kistner) and Harold E. Meyer, who passed away in 1953 when Greg was a young child. Beatrice later married Bill Stormer, who Greg saw as his father and best friend. 

Adam Charles Nelson 1965-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Adam Charles Nelson, 52, died recently. 

He was born May 19, 1965. Adam was an attorney by training, but most recently was an associate partner in IBM's Global Data Privacy practice, where he held multiple patents.

Thomas W. Dempsey 1933-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Thomas W. Dempsey, 84, died May 3, 2018, in Naples, Fla. 

"Sweetbuttons," as his mother called him, was born June 8, 1933, to the late Judge John T. Dempsey II and the late Julie Dempsey (née Walsh). He was a graduate of Loyola Academy, the University of Notre Dame, and Northwestern University School of Law. He was a partner at Lord, Bissell & Brook and chair of their London Litigation Department. 

Ray E. "Bud" Alexander Jr. 1951 - 2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Ray E. "Bud" Alexander, Jr., 67 of Tempe, Ariz., formerly of Springfield, Ill., died Sunday, May 6, 2018.

He was born April 8, 1951, in Alton to Ray, Sr. and Lauretta (Jilek) Alexander. 

After graduating in 1969 from Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, where he proudly received recognition as the 1968 "Back of the Year" for the football team, Ray attended Illinois College for two years. In 1971, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, earning the rank sergeant and serving until 1974. During his time in the Marines, Ray graduated as the Honor Man for his boot camp platoon, and later served as an electrician and marksmanship instructor. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, Ray returned to Illinois and attended law school at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He graduated summa cum laude and went on to have a successful law career in Springfield and St. Louis as a medical malpractice attorney.

Eric Lieberman 1950-2018

Posted on May 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Eric Joseph Lieberman, 67 of Galena, died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, Iowa. 

He was born October 29, 1950, in Chicago to Esther (Kraus) and Archie Lieberman, the noted photojournalist.

He graduated with a law degree from Loyola University in 1978 and practiced law in the Chicago area until 1996, when he became in-house counsel for the software firm First Logic in La Crosse, Wis. The firm was on the verge of bankruptcy until Eric became president. He is fondly remembered by the hundreds of First Logic employees whose jobs were saved and whose lives were improved by his ethics and style of management. Eric was a visionary and was working for the past year to help a crypto currency company navigate the legal system. 

John C. Mullen 1922-2018

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

John C. Mullen, 95, died May 1, 2018. He was born December 24, 1922, in Chicago to George Martin Mullen and Mary Frances Mullen (nee Faulkner). 

He married Mary Florence McKenna on October 22, 1944. They were married for 57 years until her death in 2002. 

Mr. Mullen was a successful trial lawyer with Mullen Law Offices in Chicago. He served as an aviator in the U.S. Marines from 1943 until 1946 during World War II, achieving the rank of first lieutenant. He graduated from Loyola University and DePaul University College of Law. 

Hon. William G. Pileggi 1950-2018

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Hon. William G. Pileggi, 67, died Wednesday, May 16, 2018. He was born December 9, 1950.

After graduating from Lewis College, Bill began teaching in the Chicago Public Schools. Later, he went on to Kent College of Law and graduated with honors. He later became an assistant state’s attorney and eventually started his own law practice in Chicago. Bill was also a founding partner of Greater Illinois Title Company and served as a supervising judge for the Housing Division in the Circuit Court of Cook County.

Richard O. Hart 1927-2018

Posted on May 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Richard O. Hart, 90, died Monday, March 12, 2018, in St. Louis. He was born December 13, 1927.

Surviving is his wife of 66 years, Carolyn Hart, of Benton; two sons, Murphy C. Hart and wife, Jody, of Benton, Paul R. Hart and wife, Kim, of Tampa, Fla.; three grandchildren, Ryan Hart of South Bend, Ind., Caleb Hart of Benton, Ali Herndon and husband, Dallas, of Tampa, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Ruby Herndon; a niece, Janice Legendre and husband, Roger, of Johnston City; a nephew, James Hart and wife, Jayna, of Benton; Mr. Hart’s longtime assistant, Edie Jones and husband, John, of Benton.