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Several Lateral Associates Join Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP

Posted on June 29, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP recently announced new lateral associates to the firm.

John H. Boyd is an associate in the Lisle office focusing on general litigation, as well as land use and zoning matters. He also currently serves as a hearing officer for McHenry County. He was previously an associate at Prime Law Group in Woodstock, Illinois.

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.

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. 

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.

Joliet Attorney Eric J. Blatti Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Criminal Defense for Personal Injury

Posted on June 13, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Eric J. Blatti, of the Law Office of Eric J. Blatti, P.C., 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.

PILI Announces Sarah J. Taylor as New Program Manager

Posted on June 12, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Heidi Wickstrom
Sarah J. Taylor

Carbondale attorney Sarah J. Taylor recently became program manager for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI).  

She will be based in Champaign and oversee PILI’s pro bono program statewide, including PILI’s Pro Bono Initiative, Judicial Circuit Pro Bono committees, and new pro bono opportunities such as the Conflict of Interest Pro Bono Referral Panel and the Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network.

Since 2004, Sarah has been an associate attorney with the Carbondale law firm Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP. Her practice areas have included probate, real estate, estate planning, family, civil litigation, property tax appeals, and small business representation. She has also represented Illinois in eminent domain cases as a special assistant attorney general. Additionally, she has been an adjunct law professor at Southern Illinois University School of Law, where she received her law degree, since 2010. 

Park Ridge Attorney Patrick Quinn Receives 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for Personal Injury

Posted on June 7, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Attorney Patrick Quinn, of the Quinn Law Group, LLC, has been honored with a 2018 Elite Lawyer Award for the area of personal injury. 

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.

Quinn represents clients seeking compensation for their personal injuries. He previously defended insurance companies during personal injury, wrongful death, and healthcare negligence lawsuits.

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard adds Attorney from Prominent New York Personal Injury Firm

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Rhys Saunders
Heidi Wickstrom
Heidi Wickstrom

Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. today announced the addition of attorney Heidi L. Wickstrom to the firm’s legal team. 

Wickstrom, who spent 11 years with New York’s Pillersdorf Law Firm, will be joining Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard as an associate, focusing her practice in the areas of medical malpractice, products liability, personal injury, and wrongful death cases. 

During her time with Pillersdorf, Wickstrom assisted in obtaining many multi-million dollar recoveries for clients; namely, a $15.7 million verdict for the plaintiff in a case against Consolidated Edison of New York; and $10 million and $5.4 million verdicts, respectively, for two plaintiffs in cases against the New York City Transit Authority. 

Attorney Samuel Levine Joins Bryce Downey & Lenkov

Posted on June 4, 2018 by Rhys Saunders

Samuel Levine recently joined Bryce Downey & Lenkov as full time Of Counsel in its construction law and real estate practice areas. 

Levine has extensive experience in construction, mechanics liens, and real estate litigation, having tried, arbitrated, and mediated a variety of cases in these areas.  Levine represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, and lenders in construction disputes and mechanics lien and surety bond claims. He also represents developers, secured creditors, title insurance companies, and their insureds and commercial landlords in real estate title disputes, commercial litigation, commercial mortgage foreclosures, and other loan and collateral enforcement and bankruptcy matters.  

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