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Attorney Stacey A. McCullough Appointed Director of Lawyers Trust Fund

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Alexandra Brinkmeier
Stacey A. McCullough

Attorney Stacey A. McCullough has been named a director for the Lawyers Trust Fund of Illinois (LTF).

On April 20, the Illinois Supreme Court appointed Stacey to a term on the LTF’s nine-member Board of Directors, to serve from July 1, 2018, until June 30, 2021. The Chicago Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and Illinois Supreme Court each appoint three directors to the board. She is honored to have been chosen by Justice Robert R. Thomas, representing the Second District.


Amy Zdravecky Joins Barnes & Thornburg

Posted on May 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Amy Zdravecky recently joined Barnes & Thornburg LLP in Chicago as a partner in the Labor and Employment Department. 

Corrigan and Zanayed Join Andrew Cores Family Law Group

Posted on April 16, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Attorneys Annette K. Corrigan and James F. Zanayed recently joined the Andrew Cores Family Law Group, a division of Esp Kreuzer Cores LLP. Both are working as associate attorneys out of the firm’s Wheaton office and focus on family law.

Attorney Annette Corrigan received her juris doctor from Marquette University. After practicing in the Kansas City area, she began practicing law in Illinois in 1991 at a law firm in Naperville, where Corrigan was part of establishing the firm’s first litigation team.

William R. Penn 1928-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
William Penn

Judge William R. "Bill" Penn died peacefully on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Born in Chicago to Frederick William (Bill) Penn (1971) and A. Marie (Moore) Penn (1976).

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert John Penn (2010); first ex-wife, Marilyn Penn (2002); stepson, Paul Sinchak (2007); and an infant twin brother of daughter, Laura at birth.

He is survived by his daughters, Laura J. Penn and Lee Ann Penn; and nephews, Matthew Penn and Jeffrey Penn.

Bill attended New Lenox Grade School, Joliet Township High School graduating with the Class of 1946, the University of Illinois, and John Marshall Law School. He passed the Illinois Bar Exam and began to practice law in Illinois in 1951. In December of 1951 he was drafted into the USMC during the Korean War and he was honorably discharged in December of 1953.

Hon. Robert E. Ginsberg 1945-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson

Judge Robert E. Ginsberg, age 73, died March 17, 2018. Judge Ginsberg was a retired United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Northern District of Illinois, where he served for 18 years. Previously, he was a professor at DePaul University Washington College of Law. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Gail Ginsberg, his loving daughters, Deborah and Dana Ginsberg, grandchildren, David Ginsberg and Aurora Buntain, sister, Marion Levine, brothers-in-law, Bruce Cohen and Irwin Muskat, and many nieces and nephews, cousins, close friends and former colleagues.

Jason Pohren 1978-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Jason Pohren

Jason was born on September 28, 1978 and passed away on Monday, March 19, 2018. Jason was a resident of Hamilton, Illinois at the time of passing.

John Cummins 1966-2018

Posted on April 4, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Jack Cummins

John J. "Jack" Cummins, age 51, of Chicago, formerly of Geneva, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 at his home. He was born July 6th, 1966, in Geneva, Illinois, the son of John and Diane (McMaster) Cummins.

He is survived by his mother Diane (Mike) Cummins-Zak of Batavia; brother Greg (Kim) Cummins of McKinney, Texas; and sister Jenny (Tony) White of Geneva; five nieces and nephews Sean, Lindsey, Christopher, Gracie, and Claire; and many other dear relatives and friends. He was a loving Godfather to Leigh, Sean, and Claire.

He was preceded in death by his father John J. Cummins, Sr., and paternal and maternal grandparents Tom Cummins, Marie Cummins, Charles McMaster, and Geraldine McMaster.

Roberts Reopens Wheaton Firm

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Chuck Roberts
Chuck Roberts

DuPage County divorce attorney Chuck Roberts recently announced reopening of his law firm, Roberts PC, in Wheaton, Illinois. Located for more than thirty years at the Gateway to Wheaton, the firm has reopened its offices at 104 E. Roosevelt Road, Suite 202 in the Wheaton Professional Center.

Chuck Roberts has represented clients in the DuPage County area since 1983 in cases involving divorce, family law, civil litigation and securities fraud.

Attorney Roberts has leveraged his extensive experience in business litigation into a unique niche in the divorce field protecting business owners, professionals, sports figures and officers and directors of publicly traded companies and their spouses.

Grim Joins Tomasik Kotin Kasserman

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Patrick Grim
Patrick Grim

Patrick Grim recently joined Tomasik Kotin Kasserman as a trial lawyer with its practice. Grim joined the Chicago personal injury firm as a law clerk in December 2016 before starting as an attorney in November 2017.

In his career, Grim has worked on a range of complex civil litigation matters including multi-district CTE concussion litigation against the NFL and NHL. He intends to focus his practice on cases involving wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, premises liability, and automobile collisions.

Grim received his juris doctor from Loyola University in Chicago in 2017. While in law school, he was a Corboy Fellow in Trial Advocacy, captain of Loyola’s nationally ranked mock trial team, and served as Executive Director of the school’s Mock Trial Board. Academically, Grim was a CALI recipient and five-time member of the school’s Dean’s List. Outside of the classroom, he taught pre-law classes at Hubbard High School on the City’s southwest side and helped coach the students to a city-wide mock trial championship.

Brinkmeier Joins Kathryn L. Harry & Assocaitions, P.C

Posted on April 3, 2018 by Sara Anderson
Alexandra Brinkmeier
Alexandra Brinkmeier

Alexandra C. Brinkmeier joined Kathryn L. Harry & Assocaitions, P.C. last fall. A resident of Elmhurst, Illinois, Brinkmeier joined the law firm in September, 2017 as an associate attorney.

Oak Brook, Illinois, lawyer Alexandra Brinkmeier received her Juris Doctor in 2016 from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 2013.

Brinkmeier worked for a year as an Associate Attorney in Crystal Lake, Illinois. She also served as a certified mediator for the Law Offices at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and as a judicial extern for the Honorable Helaine L. Berger (Ret.), Associate Judge of Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.