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Carolyn Metnick
Carolyn Metnick
Akerman LLP, a top 100 U.S. law firm serving clients across the Americas, today announced the addition of healthcare lawyer Carolyn Metnick to its Chicago office.

A member of Akerman's Healthcare Practice Group, Metnick focuses her practice on transactional and business issues affecting healthcare providers, including health systems, hospitals, multi-specialty clinics, IDTFs, FQHCs, surgery centers and physician organizations. She guides her healthcare clients through various transactions including joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and reorganizations. She also counsels clients on governance matters, regulatory issues and federal fraud and abuse laws, including the Anti-Kickback Statute and the Stark Law. In addition, Metnick counsels her clients on HIPAA compliance, healthcare technology (mData), clinical trial research issues, disputes and litigation with an emphasis in contract law, covenants not to compete, and business torts. Metnick served as Chair of the ISBA's Health Law Section Council from 2013-2014. Metnick also serves as a board member for Ballet Chicago and the Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys, and as a vice chair for the American Health Lawyers Association's Business Law & Governance Practice Group. She is recognized by Super Lawyers and was ranked in The National Law Journal's "Chicago's 40 Under 40" survey in 2013.

Akerman's Chicago office now includes 18 lawyers, making Chicago one of Akerman's fastest-growing offices along with its New York, Miami, and Washington, D.C., locations.

John "Jack" C. Doyle, 81, of Western Springs has passed away.

A true son of the South Side and proud alum of St. Dorothy's ('47), De LaSalle H.S. ('51), St. Mary's College ('57), and DePaul Law School ('62). Returning from U.S. Army duty overseas, Jack obtained his law degree at night, going on to lead the only law firm he ever worked for, mentoring a number of loyal and appreciative young lawyers along the way. A long time Beverly resident and St Barnabas parishioner, Jack loved his community and served it in a number of roles. His heart was also in Twin Lakes, Michigan, where he spent 43 fun-filled summers with family and friends.

Our Dad was blessed with a very special group of friends and loved to share laughter and good times. He placed family above all and his love, courage and selflessness was on display until the end.

Beloved husband of Mary (nee McHugh); loving father of Sean (Margie), Marty (Courtney), Kathy (Kevin) Cooney, Julie (Greg) Johnson, Neil (Joanie) and the late Mary Therese; loving grandfather of John, Packy, Tara, Brian, Colin, Kevin, Jack, Danny, Maeve, Liam, Lally, Matt, Jacquelyn, Caroline, Brendan, Davoren, Hayden and Declan; son of the late John and Alice Doyle; fond brother of the late Alice (Burke); uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Joseph Waldeck
Joseph Waldeck
The law firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP announces the addition of Judge Joseph Waldeck as a new partner to its legal team. Waldeck brings nearly 20 years of experience from the bench, previously serving as an Associate Judge in the 19th Circuit in Lake County. During his judicial career, he focused on juvenile, domestic abuse and family law matters.

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve for the last two decades. During my tenure on the bench, I have developed a great deal of respect for the attorneys at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck. The firm has an established reputation of excellence in the practice of family law and I hold them in the highest regard for both their legal knowledge as well as their standard of ethics,” said Waldeck. “I look forward to returning to the practice of family law and I hope to offer my judicial experience, insight and knowledge to help navigate clients complex litigation to achieve the best possible results.”

The firm of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP is the largest family law firm of its kind in the country. It is internationally recognized as a model for firms practicing in family law and primarily focusing on solving affluent clients’ problems to achieve the best possible results. Its mission of ensuring quality, knowledge and experience to clients is evident through numerous awards, including being named as one of the best law firms in 2011-2014 by U.S. News & World Report.It is also recognized as having outstanding lawyers in peer ratings and publications such as Best Lawyers in America and Law Dragon Top 500.

Jordan Pack
Jordan Pack
Segal McCambridge Segal & Mahoney is pleased to announce that Jordan Pack has joined the team in our Chicago office. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association

Jordan Pack represents clients in toxic tort matters.  Prior to joining Segal McCambridge in 2014, Mr. Pack worked in a defense litigation firm in St. Louis, MO, handling employment and commercial litigation matters. He is familiar with all phases of litigation, and has experience in trial preparation, drafting petitions, contracts, and substantive motions, interviewing witnesses, and creating summarized depositions.

Mr. Pack earned his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law (2012), during which he worked a clerkship to the Honorable William D. Stiehl, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois.  He holds a B.A. in biology from the University of Kansas (2008). Mr. Pack is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association, and the Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis.  He served as a volunteer mentor and tutor at UrbanFUTURE, Fanning Middle School in St. Louis from 2011 to 2014.

The Illinois Judges Foundation with host a Summer Reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at Philip H. Corboy Hall, 321 S. Plymouth Court, Chicago. Special guests include Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Rita Garman, Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Ruben Castillo and Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Timothy Evans.

Tickets are $100 a person and may be purchased at or by calling Christine Athanasoulis at (708) 705-4355. Questions my be directed to Kevin Fagan at or Christine Athanasoulis at (708) 705-4355.

Proceeds from this event will support the charitable and educational programs of the Illinois Judges Association, the Harold Sullivan Scholarship and other charitable initiatives.

William H. Luking
William H. Luking
William H. Luking, legislative advisor to mayors, governors, legislators, and countless clients, died June 12, 2014, of natural causes. He was 66.

Luking was born Aug. 7, 1947, in Connersville, Ind., to Lowell and Elizabeth McCarthy Luking. The eldest of nine children, he is survived by siblings: Mary Anne Morris, Beth Luking, Meg Luking, Gene Luking, Joe Luking, Charlene Wood, Laura Jamison, and Rosemary Card.

For the last several years, Luking enjoyed spending time with his close companion, Claire Manning.

A 1965 graduate of Connersville High School, he graduated cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1969 and in 1972 from Northwestern University Law School, where he was an editor for the prestigious criminal law journal. Luking held a commission as a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced on Thursday an application process for vacancies in the Fourth and Seventh Judicial Subcircuits of Cook County.

The Fourth Judicial Subcircuit vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge William J. Kunkle on July 2. Judge Kunkle had been a Circuit judge in Cook County since 2004.

The Seventh Judicial Subcircuit vacancy was created by the death of Judge Anthony L. Burrell on May 14. Judge Burrell had been a Circuit judge in Cook County since 2002.

Emily Westfall
Emily Westfall
Robert Campobasso
Robert Campobasso
Segal McCambridge Singer and Mahoney, Ltd. is pleased to welcome Robert Campobasso and Emily Westfall as associates in its Chicago office.

Chief Judge John T. Elsner has announced that the Court is accepting applications to fill a vacancy for the Office of Associate Judge of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court, DuPage County. This vacancy is the result of the retirement of Associate Judge Thomas C. Dudgeon.

Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. on July 31, 2014.

Please join the ISBA Board of Governors and the IBF Board of Directors at a reception honoring ISBA Immediate Past President Paula H. Holderman. The reception will be held on Thursday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. at the ISBA Chicago Office. Tickets are $50.

Register online or by calling the IBF at 312.726.6072.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The Illinois Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the Illinois State Bar Association and is dedicated to improving access to justice to those most vulnerable, helping attorneys and their families in need, and to providing year-long legal Fellowships to new attorneys working in legal aid clinics.