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The Law Office of Martoccio & Martoccio is pleased to welcome Attorney Mark R. Imielski to the firm.

DuPage County family law attorney Mark R. Imielski obtained his J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law and obtained a B.A. in creative writing from Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. He concentrates his legal practice on all aspects of family law including child custody litigation, removal issues in pre and post-decree divorce cases, and asset identification and division. Imielski is an active member of the Illinois State Bar Association and DuPage County Bar Association.

“We look forward to working with Mark, his intelligence coupled with his devotion to the needs of our clients provides a perspective that is often lacking in this business,” says Managing Partner John F. Martoccio.

Mark’s approach to family law is enlightened by his life experience as a father and as someone who has experienced the process of divorce firsthand. As such he believes that divorce is not a contest to be won or lost, but rather a challenge that requires a loyal advocate who will support those individuals going through one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Patrick F. Healy
Patrick F. Healy
Patrick F. Healy, age 84 Veteran of U.S. Army, Korean War.

Former Cook County States Attorney, Assistant U.S. Federal Attorney, member of C.B.A., I.S.B.A. and A.B.A. Former Executive Director of the National District Attorney Association and Executive Director Chicago Crime Commission. Patrick was a Eucharistic Minister and he also did hospice work.

Devoted husband of 57 years to the late Della M. (nee Burns). Loving father of the late Colette, Patrick Jr. (Maureen), Colleen (Gregory) Gambla, Daniel, Beth (George) Vlahos and the late Baby John Healy. Cherished grandfather of Timothy, Thomas, Elizabeth, Sophia, Spiros, Patrick, and Jack.

Dear son of the late Francis and Katherine Healy. Fond brother of Frank (the late Betty) Healy, Rosemary (the late John) Adams, Dudley (Nancy) Healy, Margaret Healy and the late Gwen Bucholz.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or The American Cancer Society, 17060 Oak Park Avenue, Tinley Park, IL 60477 would be appreciated.

Illinois Supreme Court Justice Mary Jane Theis announced on Wednesday an application process for a vacancy in the Sixth Judicial Subcircuit of Cook County.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of Circuit Judge Leida J. Gonzalez Santiago. Judge Santiago had served as a judge since 1992, when she became the first Hispanic woman elected to the judiciary in Illinois. Her retirement takes effect July 2, 2015.
Under the Illinois Constitution, judicial vacancies are filled on an interim basis by Supreme Court appointment until the next General Election. Justice Theis will make a recommendation to the Supreme Court after applicants for the position undergo a screening and evaluation process.

Elizabeth Osborne
Elizabeth Osborne
Elizabeth J. Osborne has joined Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as an associate. She will focus her practice on estate planning and asset protection and taxation.

Osborne also has experience in general business and taxation matters for corporations, limited-liability companies and partnerships as well as corporate and residential real estate matters. She joins Chuhak & Tecson from Stahl Cowen.

Osborne earned both her undergraduate degree and J.D. from Loyola University, Chicago. She is a member of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce and its Legislative & Government Affairs Team, responsible for monitoring federal legislation, with a focus on impacts to small businesses and small-business owners.

Gregory Abrams
Gregory Abrams
Gregory P. Abrams, who has devoted his career to representing employers in all facets of labor and employment law, has joined Faegre Baker Daniels as counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. As a member of the employment litigation team, he will help support and grow FaegreBD’s national wage and hour and employment litigation practice.

Abrams brings an experienced background in defending employers in individual and class-wide employment litigation, including claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII, Section 1981, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and other state and federal anti-discrimination, wage and hour, and anti-retaliation laws. He has represented employers in jurisdictions throughout the U.S. as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Illinois Department of Human Rights, U.S. Department of Labor, Illinois Department of Labor, and other state and local agencies.

Abrams has litigated claims concerning alleged violations of noncompetes, breaches of fiduciary duties, and other unfair competition allegations. In commercial business litigation, he has litigated cases involving claims of fraud, breach of contract and defamation. Abrams has been involved in pro bono work as well and received Cabrini Green Legal Aid’s Charles V. Hogren Outstanding Service Award.

Howard R. Kaufman
Howard R. Kaufman
Judge Howard Robert Kaufman, 84, went to the big courthouse in the sky 29 May 2015.

A United States Marine; an Assistant United States Attorney General; First Chief of Consumer Fraud for the State of Illinois and finally a Cook County, IL Judge, he gave of his life in many ways. Through volunteering and mentoring youth, through sharing his wisdom, humor and his zest for life, he left a mark on all he encountered.

Growing up in Brooklyn, NY his childhood was the beginning of his lessons of life. As a student at American University in Washington D.C. and at Purdue University, he developed his love for physical education. Following Purdue he joined the United States Marine Corps and led his group of men as a 2nd Lieutenant building a sense of duty, comradery and toughness that he carried throughout his life. Attending Law School at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL he received his J.D. being one of the first to receive a law degree with a BA in Physical Education.

Proud of himself, yet not in a grandiose way, he was a self-made man. Practicing law as a Prosecutor in Elk Grove Village, IL; holding private practice in Elgin and in Chicago, IL, he believed in justice. He had many colleagues including those in the legal field, in politics and others that were involved in the justice system. A dear friend to many, he leaves many lives touched in many places.

Robert F. Coleman, 70, of River Forest, died on May 24, 2015. Born on Dec. 14, 1944 in Chicago to the late Clayton and Helen Coleman, he served as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army and later enjoyed a successful career as a commercial litigator, first as an assistant Illinois attorney general and then in private practice. He ran for Illinois Attorney General.

His generosity knew no bounds, particularly when it came to improving education. He served on the boards of trustees of Dominican University, Trinity High School, Fenwick High School and St. Luke Parish School. 

Mr. Coleman served as chairman of Fire and Police Commission, and at the first village board meeting after his death, Village President Catherine Adduci called Coleman a River Forest institution.

"He was a personal mentor to me. I used to talk to him quite frequently about village business because he knew a lot. He was a stalwart activist in our community," Adduci said.

According to a comment on the village website, "His long-term commitment of service for the village of River Forest and its residents will be sorely missed."

Bob Coleman is survived by his high school sweetheart and wife of 48 years, Marcia (nee Nogal); his daughter and son-in-law, Cassie and Sean Crotty; his grandsons, Brendan, Ryan and Colin Crotty; and his siblings, Carol (Roger) Brice and Richard (late Mary) Coleman. 

Services have been held. Memorials to Misericordia are appreciated.

The DuPage County criminal defense law firm of Salvatore C. Miglore and Associates welcomes Attorney Michael P. O’Donnell as the firm’s new Of Counsel.

The Law Offices of Salvatore C. Miglore & Associates is pleased to welcome Attorney Michael P. O’Donnell as the firm’s new Of Counsel.  

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Salvatore C. Miglore and Associates, O’ Donnell worked as a Prosecutor for the DuPage County State’s Attorney Office for over 11 years. His areas of practice include: DUI’s, criminal defense, traffic violations, transportation law, white-collar crimes, federal crimes, and post conviction procedures.

DuPage County criminal law attorney Michael P. O’Donnell obtained his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. Prior to attending law school, he graduated from Southern Illinois University and spent four years of active duty in the Army.  

As a military veteran with over 20 years of reserve experience, O’Donnell has earned numerous accolades including the Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Medal, NATO Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Global War on Terrorism Medal.

“Michael is an invaluable addition to our law firm. His military background and former prosecutor experience allow him to aggressively and skillfully advocate on behalf of our clients,” says Managing Partner Salvatore C. Miglore.

About The Law Offices of Salvatore C. Miglore & Associates:

Louis Apostol
Louis Apostol
Louis G. Apostol, Executive Director and General Counsel for the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board and Chicago attorney, was elected to the Northern Illinois University Alumni Association Board of Directors on June 6, 2015.

Mr. Apostol is the Chair of the NIU College of Law Board of Visitors and formerly served as Commissioner / Trial Judge on the Illinois Court of Claims and as Public Administrator of Cook County.

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Patricia Spiccia has joined the firm's Chicago office in its Tax-Exempt Organizations Practice Group.

Spiccia previously externed at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in the Tax-Exempt Organizations Group. She also served as a judicial extern with the U.S. Courts for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Paul R. Cherry and the Honorable Jon E. DeGuilio. During law school, Patricia was a member of the Moot Court Society and an executive editor of the law review.

She earned her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law, her bachelor's degree from Indiana University – Bloomington, and her master of laws degree from Georgetown University Law Center.