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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.

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
Alexandra Brinkmeier
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.