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Baugher Appointed to the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative’s Board of Directors

Posted on September 18, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Peter V. Baugher, principal in Baugher Dispute Resolution LLC Chicago, was recently appointed to the board of directors of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative.

Midwest Real Estate News Lists Freeborn Among Top Law Firms for 2018

Posted on September 17, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Freeborn & Peters LLP has been named among the top regional law firms for real estate in 2018 by Midwest Real Estate News.

Included in the list for eight consecutive years, Freeborn this year is ranked in the top 20 among the 42 law firms recognized for their real estate practices. Each year, Midwest Real Estate News issues its “Best of the Best” edition, which ranks the industry’s top regional law firms, owners, financial intermediaries, brokers, direct lenders, property managers, and construction companies. 

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, Hires Lawyer Dana B. Fortunato

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC, recently announced the addition of Dana B. Fortunato as an associate attorney at the firm. 

She focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, juvenile law, and traffic law.

Kane County Attorneys Rename Law Firm as Serrano Hanson

Posted on September 10, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorneys Lidia E. Serrano and Marissa R. Hanson have renamed their firm as Serrano Hanson. 

The firm is primarily a family law practice, while also offering services for real estate law, criminal defense cases, and estate planning.

Located in Geneva, the firm represents clients throughout Kane, DeKalb, DuPage, and Kendall counties, and provides services for both English and Spanish language speakers.

Chicago Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel Joins Elite Lawyer Founding Members

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Hal M. Garfinkel of the Law Offices of Hal M. Garfinkel has been selected as an Elite Lawyer Founding Member.

Garfinkel has 25 years of experience in criminal cases, formerly as a prosecutor and currently as a criminal defense lawyer. His knowledge of federal and state criminal law helps him get results for clients facing charges such as homicide, narcotics trafficking, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Anderson & Associates, P.C. Promotes Four Lawyers to Partner

Posted on August 27, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Four attorneys recently became partners at Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Wheaton Attorney Dennise L. McCann joined the firm in 1994 and became the managing attorney of the Wheaton office in 2007. She focuses her practice on complex family matters including divorce, adoptions, paternity, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, the allocation of parental responsibilities, and child support. She also has substantial experience in estate planning, bankruptcy, and probate matters. She earned her juris doctorate from The John Marshall Law School in 1988. She is a court-approved guardian ad litem and mediator in DuPage County. 

Faegre Baker Daniels Earns Mansfield Certification Plus for Diversity in Leadership

Posted on August 20, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Faegre Baker Daniels achieved Mansfield Certification and Certification Plus status from Diversity Lab after completing the inaugural, one-year Mansfield Rule pilot. 

The Mansfield Rule — inspired by the NFL’s Rooney Rule — aims to boost representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership by broadening the pool of candidates considered for these opportunities. It measures whether law firms have considered at least 30 percent women and attorneys of color for certain leadership and governance roles, partner promotions and senior lateral positions. 

Momkus McCluskey Congratulates Exiting Partner James F. McCluskey on Judgeship, Announces Name Change

Posted on August 15, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

ISBA President James F. McCluskey, a founding member of Momkus McCluskey LLC, will join the 18th Judicial Circuit Court as an associate Judge. 

The firm will now be known as Momkus LLC. Founding partner Ed Momkus will continue to lead the practice, which offers legal services in a variety of fields including business law; commercial and civil litigation; appellate practice; estate planning, trusts, and asset protection; family law and divorce; and insurance litigation and coverage.

Edwardsville Attorney Appointed to Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness

Posted on August 14, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Mark Goldenberg, a founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., based in Edwardsville, has been appointed a member of the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for the 5th District of Illinois.

Effective immediately, his term expires Dec. 31, 2018 and until a successor is duly appointed and qualified.  As a member of the 11-person committee, Goldenberg will help evaluate the moral character and general fitness of applicants to practice law in Illinois.

Fiocchi named president of Bureau County Bar Association

Posted on August 9, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Richard Fiocchi was named president of the Bureau County Bar Association at the July meeting of county lawyers.

At the meeting, Fiocchi appointed Bureau County Assistant State’s Attorney Donna Engels as secretary of conflicts.

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