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Amy Leonas, 39, beloved daughter of Ted and Marla Leonas. Loving sister of Melinda Leonas, Lynsey (Casey) Johnston, Carley Leonas, Elizabeth Leonas and Teddy Leonas. Cherished aunt of Eva Johnston. Best friend of cousin Jennifer (Connor) Ford. Amy was preceded in death by her biological mother, Carole Brady. She was fond of her many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.

Amy was an attorney. She was a graduate of Valparaiso University and received her law degree from Washington University in St. Louis. Amy began her law career as a Cook County Assistant States Attorney where she spent a great deal of time prosecuting cases in the domestic violence division. Eventually Amy branched into entertainment law, where she served as legal advisor to the Daytime Emmy Award winning "Judge Pirro" show, followed by her last positions where she served as legal advisor for ITV's nationally syndicated "Jeremy Kyle" and "Bill Cunningham" television shows in New York City.

Amy enjoyed a number of close friends, many of which were law school classmates and former colleagues, who played an instrumental role in helping both Amy and her family cope with Amy's terminal diagnosis, and her 20-month courageous battle with Glioblastoma Multiforme.

Services are being held privately. The family is asking that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in the name of Amy Leonasto the American Brain Tumor Association (, 8550 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Ste 550, Chicago, IL 60631, and/or the Musella Foundation for Brain Tumor Research ( 1100 Peninsula Blvd, Hewlett, NY 11557. Arrangements by Gerardi Funeral Home, Frankfort, IL, 815 469-2144. Sign our guestbook at: gerardifuneralhome

Daniel C. Fabbri
Daniel C. Fabbri
Trial attorney Daniel C. Fabbri has founded Fabbri Law Offices, P.C. which opened on August 1, 2015. He opened the firm after most recently working at Liberty Mutual Insurance’s Chicago field legal office (Meachum, Starck, Boyle & Trafman) defending clients insured through the Liberty Mutual family of companies. Prior to Liberty Mutual, for 10 years he practiced at The Collins Law Firm, P.C. located in Naperville, Illinois.

“I am very proud to have realized a dream of being able to practice law with my own firm, which will allow me to take on legal matters that I find both personally interesting and professionally satisfying,” said Mr. Fabbri.

Fabbri Law Offices is based in Wheaton, Illinois and will be focused on the representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of areas of litigation across northern Illinois. In addition, Dan will be providing services as a mediator and arbitrator throughout the Chicagoland area, drawing not only on his years of experience representing parties in litigation matters, but also many years of service as an arbitrator for the court annexed arbitration programs in both DuPage and Cook counties.

Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces the arrival of three lateral associates, including one to its Madison County, Ill. office.

Associate Kenneth C. Hoffmann joins Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP from Bollinger Connolly Krause LLC, where he was also an associate. He focuses his practice on Medical Negligence and Healthcare, Construction Litigation, and Product Liability. Mr. Hoffmann received his J.D from DePaul University College of Law in 2011 and his B.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008.

Associate Alejandra M. Rodriguez joins the firm from Huston, May & Fayez, LLC in Chicago, where she was also an associate. She concentrates her practice on Medical Negligence and Healthcare, Family Law and General Trial Practice. Ms. Rodriguez received her J.D. magna cum laude from Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Law Center in 2012 and her B.S. with honors from Nova Southeastern University in 2009.

Associate Abbey A. Fritz, who practices in Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP’s Madison County office, was previously an associate at Brown & James, P.C. in Belleville, Ill. She focuses her practice on Asbestos Litigation and Toxic Tort Litigation. Ms. Fritz received her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law in 2014 and her B.A. summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville in 2011.

Theodore T. Eidukas
Theodore T. Eidukas
The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Theodore T. Eidukas has joined the firm's Chicago office as a partner in its Energy Practice Group.

Eidukas' practice focuses on utility regulatory and complex commercial litigation matters, representing clients in all aspects of litigation, including trials, appellate arguments, motion practice, depositions, and other discovery.

He received his law degree, cum laude, from Northwestern University School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, summa cum laude, from Augustana College.

About Quarles & Brady LLP

Quarles & Brady is a full-service AmLaw 200 law firm with more than 475 attorneys offering an array of legal services to corporate and individual clients that range from small entrepreneurial businesses to Fortune 100 companies, with practice focuses in health care and life sciences, business law, data privacy and security, and complex litigation. The firm has offices in Chicago; Indianapolis; Madison; Milwaukee; Naples, Florida; Phoenix; Scottsdale; Tampa; Tucson; and Washington, D.C. Additional information can be found online at, as well as on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.

Kevin Purtill
Kevin Purtill
Evan Blewett
Evan Blewett
Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. is pleased to announce the elevation of Evan D. Blewett to associate and Kevin R. Purtill to principal.

Blewett started out at Chuhak & Tecson as a law clerk and now practices in a variety of areas related to real estate transactions, commercial litigation and corporate compliance. His practice spans both transactional and litigation work involving representation of corporate clients with an emphasis on regional and national banks. Evan received both his bachelor degree and J.D. from DePaul University.

Purtill is a member of the firm’s banking, corporate transactions & business law, litigation and real estate practice groups. He represents lenders, corporations and real estate clients in transactional work as well as litigation. Purtill is an active mentor for first- and second-year students at his alma mater, The John Marshall Law School, and enjoys speaking on legal and financial topics.

Justice Mary Jane Theis and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced the appointment of Chicago attorney Devlin Joseph Schoop as an at-large Cook County Circuit Judge.

Mr. Schoop was appointed by the Court to fill the vacancy created by Judge Themis N. Karnezis, who is retiring on July 31, 2015. The appointment takes effect August 10, 2015 and will terminate on Dec. 5, 2016, when the position is filled by the 2016 General Election.

Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd. welcomes associates Simon N. Johnson and Thomas A. McCann to the firm.

Simon is joining the firm's estate planning group and focuses his practice on estate planning for families, executives, entrepreneurs and other high net worth individuals as well as estate and trust administration. Before joining Levin Schreder & Carey Ltd., Simon practiced law at Nixon Peabody in Chicago. Simon received his J.D. from Harvard Law School (2009) and his B.A. in Linguistics and Government from Harvard University (2005). Simon is admitted to practice law in Illinois and New York.

Before joining the firm, Tom practiced law at McDermott Will & Emery. Tom received his J.D. from Loyola University of Chicago, cum laude (2008), and his B.S.J., cum laude (1999), and his M.S.J., with honors (2001), from Northwestern University. Tom is admitted to practice law in Illinois, before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Illinois and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Tom is joining the firm's Trust and Estate Controversy Resolution Group and focuses his practice on representing corporate fiduciaries and individuals in
complex trust and estate litigation and representing owners in family business and closely-held business disputes.

"We are very pleased to have both Simon and Tom join our Firm. Their previous experience will support our continued excellent service to our
clients," noted Jim Carey, the Firm's Estate Controversy Resolution Group leader.

Christine R.W. Quigley
Christine R.W. Quigley
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Christine R. W. Quigley joined the firm as a partner in the Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group. She is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois.

Ms. Quigley’s clientele of successful business owners, private equity and hedge fund principals, and executives of public and privately held companies rely on her to translate their priorities and family dynamics into successful long term plans. A trusted advisor, Ms. Quigley offers extensive experience in wealth transfer planning, tax planning, estate and trust administration, and business succession planning.

“Schiff Hardin's Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group has long been recognized as a thought leader in our field, and I am honored to be counted among its members,” said Ms. Quigley. “I look forward to continuing to serve clients, now backed by the depth of experience and resources that Schiff brings to the table.”

Thomas W. Abendroth, leader of the firm’s Private Clients, Trusts and Estates group, commented, “The relationships that Christine fosters with her clients allow her to achieve long-term estate planning success on their behalf. Her thoughtful counsel and legal acumen are a great combination to further strengthen our private client practice, both in Chicago and across the country.”

Thomas Prindable
Thomas Prindable

Personal Injury Litigator Previously Served as Managing Partner of Clifford Law Offices

Personal injury lawyer Thomas K. Prindable is joining the law firm of Cogan & Power, P.C., as managing partner effective July 15, 2015. He joins the firm from Clifford Law Offices, where he served as managing partner for almost two decades.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Cogan & Power," Mr. Prindable says. "The opportunity to work with Michael Cogan, John Power and all of the firm's lawyers was an opportunity I couldn't refuse."

As managing partner at Cogan & Power, Mr. Prindable will work with prospective and new clients and manage the firm's day-to-day operations.

"Tom Prindable is a senior statesman among Chicago personal injury lawyers and we couldn't be happier to have him join Cogan & Power as managing partner," says Michael Cogan, a partner at Cogan & Power. "He shows true compassion when working with injury victims, and serves as a calm, reassuring presence in the
aftermath of what are frequently traumatic, stressful events. We're excited to have Tom as part of the Cogan & Power team."

The Illinois State Bar Association, Illinois Bar Foundation, Illinois Judges Association, Women’s Bar Association of Illinois, Alliance of Illinois Judges, Illinois Judicial Council and the Jewish Judges Association of Illinois are teaming up for Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS) 21st annual Race Judicata Sprint for Justice 5K Run/Walk. This fundraising event takes place on Sept. 10 in Chicago’s Grant Park.

T-shirts will be provided for team members. All proceeds from Race Judicata go to the general operating costs of CVLS, which works to provide legal services to the poor and working poor of Chicago. The four organizations will host a tent that will serve as the main gathering point for team members. Food and water will be available at the tent. The entry fee is $34 through August 22nd. Register under the team name The "I's" Have It at

Any further questions can be directed to Jessie Austin with the IBF at (312) 726-6072.