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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.

Rolling Meadows Attorney Donald J. Cosley Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Criminal Defense

Posted on June 28, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Donald J. Cosley, of the Law Offices of Donald J. Cosley, has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of criminal defense. 

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.

Cosley has more than 20 years of courtroom experience representing clients as a criminal defense lawyer. He is admitted to practice in Illinois, the U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

PILI’s Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee Aims to Increase Pro Bono Legal Services

Posted on June 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Twentieth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee is convening for the first time on Tuesday, June 26, to focus on increasing pro bono services in Monroe, Perry, Randolph, St. Clair, and Washington Counties. 

This group, composed of local lawyers and judges, will plan pro bono trainings, volunteer opportunities, and pro bono recognition events to promote and enhance pro bono legal services locally.

Rutherford Law Office to Merge with FeldmanWasser

Posted on June 25, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Springfield-based Rutherford Law Office will merge with FeldmanWasser effective July 1.

Roger Rutherford will become a partner within FeldmanWasser and will continue his practice concentrating in estate planning, real estate, legal entity formations, and municipal law. 

PILI Announces 2018 Pro Bono Recognition Roster

Posted on June 22, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

The Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) honored 45 law firms and corporations named to the 2018 Pro Bono Recognition Roster during their Annual Pro Bono Reception on June 20.

Those named represented substantial pro bono contributions that are making a difference in addressing the legal needs of low-income and underrepresented Illinoisans.

Goostree Law Group, P.C., Honored as a 10 Best Family Law Firm in Illinois

Posted on June 21, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Goostree Law Group, P.C., was recently named one of the 10 best law firms in Illinois for 2018 by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA).

The AIOFLA is a division of the American Institute of Legal Counsel, a third-party attorney rating organization that selects attorneys and firms for recognition based on achievements, client ratings, and peer reviews.

Lavelle Law Expands Presence in Chicago Loop

Posted on June 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Lavelle Law has expanded its footprint in downtown Chicago with a new, larger office in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building. 

The move to the new location at 141 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 2800, was brokered by the J. Rich Company.

The new space expands the number of offices and conference rooms for the 26-attorney firm, which still houses its main office in Schaumburg. The Loop office handles transactions for individuals and corporations in the city, focusing primarily on litigation, estate planning and administration, commercial real estate, and tax matters.

Michael Antoline 1951-2018

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Michael Lance Antoline, 66, of Champaign, died Friday, May 18, 2018, in Greenville.

He was born Sept. 20, 1951, in Harrisburg, to parents Luther and Doris Jean (Carrington) Antoline. They preceded him in death.

Burl Forbes Nader 1921-2018

Posted on June 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Burl Forbes Nader, 97, died Monday, June 11, 2018, at Libertyville Manor. He was born May 14, 1921, in East Alton, Ill., and was a Libertyville resident since 1950. 

He was a graduate of Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo., and the University of Michigan Law School. Burl was a Libertyville attorney for many years and a member of the Lake County Bar Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was past commander and finance officer for the Libertyville American Legion Post #329 and also a member of the Libertyville VFW Post #8741. Burl was an active member of the Gardeners of Central Lake County and served on the board of directors for Lakeside Cemetery Association. 

Illinois State Bar Association Leaders Attend Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Illinois State Bar Association President Hon. Russell Hartigan and Third Vice President Dennis Orsey represented the ISBA during the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s annual convention June 8 at the JW Marriott Chicago.

(L-R) ISBA Third Vice President Dennis Orsey, ITLA President Mark Prince, ISBA President Hon. Russell Hartigan, and Susan Hartigan.