Section Newsletter Articles on Biographies

From Cook County Prosecutor to Cook County Probate Judge: Profile of Honorable Judge Shauna Boliker By Margaret O’Sullivan Women and the Law, May 2017 Author Margaret O'Sullivan recently had the pleasure of interviewing Cook County Associate Judge Shauna Boliker, currently assigned to the Probate Division.
Spotlight on Jewel Klein By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, March 2017 Learn more about Administrative Law Section member Jewel Klein.
Good news Women and the Law, February 2017 Julie A. Johnson (formerly Neubauer), was elected as a Member of Aronberg Goldghen effective January 1, 2017.
An interview with celebrity divorce attorney Randall Kessler By Marie K. Sarantakis Young Lawyers Division, February 2017 During Kessler’s latest visit to Chicago, he met with ISBA Young Lawyers Division member Marie Sarantakis for the following one-on-one interview.
The woman behind the robe: Judge Mary Catherine Marubio By Emily A. Hansen Women and the Law, February 2017 Judge Marubio provides diversity to Cook County’s judiciary not only because she is female, but also because she is a member of the LGBTQ community.
Member spotlight: Lindsay Bentivegna By Tracy Douglas Administrative Law, November 2016 Learn more about this newsletter's co-editor.
Interview with Judge Clare J. Quish By Margaret Manetti Women and the Law, October 2016 Judge Clare J. Quish-- Cook County’s newly appointed judge-- inspires a love of the law.
Spotlight on Kelly Thames Bennett By Cindy G. Buys Women and the Law, October 2016 Learn more about this dynamic member of the Women & The Law Committee, who has followed an interesting and unusual path to law.
Spotlight interview with Margaret Manetti of Codilis & Associates By Erin Wilson Women and the Law, August 2016 Learn more about Margaret Manetti of Codilis & Associates and her practice, family and interests.
Spotlight on Shira Truitt—Getting to know a genuine Champion for Diversity and Defender of Justice By Mary F. Petruchius Diversity Leadership Council, June 2016 Learn more about Shira Truitt, who was recently nominated for the 2016 Diversity Leadership Award.
Judicial profile: Manish Shah By Kathryn A. Kelly Federal Civil Practice, April 2016 Learn more about District Judge Manish Shah, who has been on the bench for nearly two years.
Spotlight on Shira Truitt—Getting to know a genuine Champion for Diversity and Defender of Justice By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, March 2016 Learn more about Shira Truitt, who was recently nominated for the 2016 Diversity Leadership Award.
Getting to know Jennifer Rosato Perea, Dean of DePaul University College of Law By Kelly Thames Women and the Law, November 2015 Dean Rosato Perea shares her insights and visions for DePaul University College of Law's future.
Spotlight interview with Judge Loza By Erin Wilson Women and the Law, November 2015 Learn more about Judge Loza, supervising judge of the Child Support Division in Cook County.
Getting to know one of the WATL’s newest members: An interview with Kelly Parfitt By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2015 Learn more about Kelly and her life as a lawyer in Chicago.
Getting to know Madame Vice Chair: An interview with Julie Neubauer By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, July 2015 Learn more about this fascinating Committee member!
Judge Paul Biebel shaped criminal court By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, July 2015 Judge Paul P. Biebel, Jr. retired on July 6, 2015, after 19 years on the Circuit Court of Cook County. He spent 14 of those years as Presiding Judge of the Criminal Court.
Jesse Paul Padilla—Someone you should know By Todd C. Miller Law Related Education for the Public, June 2015 Learn more about this dynamic and inspirational attorney.
From writing fiction to fact—A profile of Justice David Ellis By Hon. Alfred M. Swanson, Jr. (Ret.) Bench and Bar, March 2015 Learn more about this dynamic author and Justice on the Appellate Court.
Spotlight on Margaret A. O’Sullivan By Kristen Prinz Women and the Law, February 2015 Learn more about Margaret O'Sullivan, mother and Guardian ad Litem in Cook County Probate Court.
Someone you should know: Tracy Douglas Women and the Law, October 2014 Find out more Tracy Douglas, an active member of the WATL Committee and winner of the 2014 ISBA Young Lawyer of the Award (outside Cook County).
Spotlight on Jessica Natkin By Jessica C. Marshall Women and the Law, August 2014 Learn more about this fascinating Committee member.
Spotlight on Kristen Prinz By Erin Wilson Women and the Law, July 2014 An interview with Committee member Kristen Prinz, an employment lawyer and owner of Prinz Law Firm.
Spotlight on Sandy Blake Women and the Law, July 2014 Learn more about Sandy Blake, a late-comer to the legal field who has dedicated herself to making up for lost time.
Levy honored, honors practice Family Law, May 2014 Section Council Member David Levy was honored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at their annual Gala event held on May 3, 2014. Read his words of wisdom here.
Someone you should know: The Honorable Harry Leinenweber By Justin L. Leinenweber Government Lawyers, April 2014 Learn more about Judge Leinenweber, who was nominated by President Reagan to the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1985.
Spotlight on Chief Judge Judith K. Brawka, Kane County’s first female Chief Judge By Alice Sackett Henrikson Women and the Law, April 2014 Learn more about this fascinating, dynamic woman. 
Spotlight on Women in ISBA Leadership: A visit with ISBA Catalyst Co-Editor, Cindy Galway Buys By Veronica Armouti Women and the Law, December 2013 Learn more about this dynamic member of our Committee.
Getting to know Alice Henrikson: Brand new WATL Committee member By Mary F. Petruchius Women and the Law, October 2013 An interview with one of the Committee's newest members.
Five quick questions with Jason R. Boltz, General Counsel of the Illinois Department of Public Health By Paul Thompson Government Lawyers, June 2013 These questions and answers provide insight into the Illinois Department of Public Health.