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Randall R. Fearnow
Randall Fearnow
The law firm of Krieg DeVault LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Randall R. Fearnow has relocated his practice to the firm's Chicago office at 33 North LaSalle Street and will assist Illinois clients in the areas of Health Care Law and Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse. Mr. Fearnow, a partner for the past nine years with Krieg DeVault, recently made the transition from the firm's Indianapolis office to Chicago in response to the firm's Midwest regional growth in health care. Mr. Fearnow is a core member of the firm's Health Care and Governmental Affairs Practice Groups. His experience includes trials in state and federal courts and arguments on behalf of health care providers before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He began his legal career in 1981 with the Marion County (Indianapolis) Prosecutor's Office, where he served as a deputy prosecutor responsible for trying major felonies. Since 1987 he has been active in the representation of health care providers who have become the focus of state or federal audits or investigations. Mr. Fearnow is licensed to practice in the states of Illinois and Indiana and resides in Chicago. He will continue to serve his substantial base of health care clients with operations in Indiana.

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Heather Fritsch, YLD Secretary, Bob Fink, YLD Vice Chair, Michael Wong, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair, Kelley Gandurski, YLD Chair and Justin Heather, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair at the 2009 Golf Outing in Tinley Park.
Heather Fritsch, YLD Secretary, Bob Fink, YLD Vice Chair, Michael Wong, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair, Kelley Gandurski, YLD Chair and Justin Heather, YLD Golf Outing Co-Chair at the 2009 Golf Outing in Tinley Park.
The 5th Annual Young Lawyers Division Golf Outing was held Sept. 1 at the Odyssey Golf Club in Tinley Park. The event raised nearly $10,000 for the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund. Eighty-eight golfers and multiple sponsors supported the event, which has raised a total of $65,000 for the fund over the past five years. Click here to view a photo gallery from this event.
The ISBA's Standing Committee on Women and the Law will present this event on Oct. 20, 2009, from noon-2 p.m. at the ISBA's Chicago Office, 20 S. Clark, Ste. 900. A box lunch is included with the $10 registration fee. Speakers will be: Paula Hudson Holderman, Winston and Strawn, Chief Attorney Development Officer and Delilah Flaum, Winston & Strawn, Partner, Litigation Practice Group. This event will give those who hate networking the tools needed for comfortable self-promotion. Click here to register
Longtime ISBA member Alvin Rosenbloom passed away on Sept. 1 after practicing law for over 50 years.
Alvin Rosenbloom was about loyalty and commitment -- to law, which he practiced for about 50 years, to his wife of nearly 60 years and to the men whose ships he rescued as a Navy captain in the Pacific during World War II. His courage earned him a Navy Cross and a Bronze Star, his son Barry said.
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Chief Judge Stephen J. Culliton announced Tuesday that applications for the Office of Associate Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois, DuPage County have been received from the following:
  • Allan C. Alongi, Clarendon Hills
  • Audriana T. Anderson, Wheaton
  • Brenda M. Carroll, Winfield
  • Anthony V. Coco, Glen Ellyn
  • Kimberly A. Davis, Winfield
  • Robert E. Douglas, Carol Stream
  • Thomas F. Downing, West Chicago
  • Scott M. Hardek, Elmhurst
  • John Paul Kelly, Wheaton
  • Frank J. Markov, Jr., Lombard
  • Sean M. McCumber, Warrenville
  • Robert S. McDonough, Wheaton
  • Alex F. McGimpsey, III, Glen Ellyn
  • Ronald D. Menna, Jr., Wheaton
  • Robert A. Miller, West Chicago
  • Michelle L. Moore, Glen Ellyn
  • Brian N. Nigohosian, Darien
  • Michael A. O'Brien, Wheaton
  • James D. Orel, Westmont
  • John J. Pcolinski, Jr. Naperville
  • David E. Schwartz, Glen Ellyn
  • Alfred A. Spitzzeri, Naperville
  • Neal F. Thompson, Naperville
The vacancy is the results of the retirement of Associate Judge Mark W. Dwyer. As part of the review process conducted by the Circuit Judges, Chief Judge Culliton invites public comment by letter before Sept. 18, 2009: Chief Judge Stephen J. Culliton 18th Judicial Circuit Court 505 N. County Farm Road, Room 2015 Wheaton, IL 60187
legalfront Subscribers to the Daily Herald in DuPage, Kane, and Lake counties awoke today to the third edition of the ISBA's Legal Health Checkup. The 12-page insert informs readers of legal situations they may face, and promotes use of a lawyer. A total of 114,000 Daily Herald readers received the Legal Health Checkup, which is a project of the ISBA Committee on Strategic Marketing for Illinois Lawyers. Topics covered include Patients' Rights, Foreclosure Scams, Legal Rights on the Job, Child Support and Estate Planning. The Checkup's bottom line message is that legal problems require the assistance of a lawyer. Readers are urged to consult their lawyer, and if they need help in finding a lawyer, ISBA's Illinois Lawyer Finder Service is promoted, along with the lawyer referral services of the DuPage, Kane and Lake county bar associations.