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Chicago Attorney Stephen M. Komie Elected to Illinois State Bar Association Board of Governors

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For Immediate Release: 
May 16, 2011
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Stephen M. Komie, a principal in the Chicago law firm of Komie and Associates, has been elected to a fifth three-year term on the Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA).
The 25-member Board directs the activities of the state’s largest bar association with 33,000 members.
Komie, a trial and appellate practice lawyer, previously served four three-year terms on the ISBA’s board of governors, from 1992-2005. He has been a member of the ISBA’s 201-member Assembly since 1985. He has served on numerous ISBA committees and been a frequent speaker at the ISBA’s Continuing Legal Education seminars. Among his professional awards, he received the American Trial Lawyers Association’s “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” award and its Public Service Award.
Komie, who is a life-long resident of the Lincoln Park neighborhood in Chicago, graduated from Francis Parker School in 1966. He received his law degree from DePaul University College of Law in 1976 and his Masters and undergraduate degree from University of Arizona in European and American History. Komie is active as a member of the Patrician Society of Old St. Patrick’s Church and serves on the alumni boards of DePaul University College of Law and Francis Parker School.
Komie is best known in the Chicago community for celebrated cases which have been tried in Illinois in the last 30 years. His defense of Sandra Fabiano for child abuse and John Carroccia for murder were widely reported in the Illinois media.
Located in Springfield and Chicago, the Illinois State Bar Association provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public. More information is available at

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