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Wheaton Attorney to Become President of Illinois State Bar Association

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For Immediate Release: 
February 25, 2011
CHICAGO, IL – Richard D. Felice, a lawyer in private practice in Wheaton, will lead the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) as its president in 2014-15.
Felice, a former member of the ISBA Board of Governors, was an unopposed candidate filing petitions for third vice president by the filing deadline.  He will become third vice president at the ISBA’s annual meeting this June and serve one year in each of three vice presidential offices.
Felice, who concentrates his practice in domestic relations and litigation, was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Governors in 2003 and re-elected in 2006.  Previously an ISBA Assembly member, he has served on numerous ISBA committees and sections, including the Agenda Committee for whom he was chair. In 2004, he received the Ralph A. Gabric Award for Professional Excellence.
Felice served, by appointment of the Illinois Supreme Court, on the Supreme Court Rules Committee.  A long-time member of the DuPage County Bar Association, he was its president, a director and chair of its Judiciary Committee. He is also a past president of the DuPage County Bar Foundation and the DuPage County Chapter of The Justinian Society.
Felice received a B.A. degree, with honors, from Loyola University-Chicago in 1976 and a J.D., with honors, from Northern Illinois University in 1979.
The 33,000-member Illinois State Bar Association, with offices in Springfield and Chicago, provides professional services to Illinois lawyers, and education and services to the public.

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