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Paul Drucker
Paul Drucker
Eli Krorer
Eli Krorer
Barnes & Thornburg LLP has hired new attorneys and announced new partners in the Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Indianapolis and Los Angeles offices. The new partner and attorneys in Chicago are:

Eli Korer is an associate in the firm’s Corporate Department. Korer represents public and private companies in various corporate matters, including corporate formations, corporate governance and compliance, financing, commercial transactions, securities, mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and commercial real estate transactions.

Laura Luisi
Laura Luisi
Anne B. Compton-Brown
Anne B. Compton-Brown

Illinois and Missouri litigation firm, HeplerBroom, will be joined by the Springfield-based environmental attorneys of Hodge Dwyer & Driver on January 1, 2016, as the firm expands its Springfield office. Together with its 120 attorneys situated in key jurisdictions, HeplerBroom can now add environmental legal representation to the broad services currently provided to a wide variety of clients across many industries in the Midwest.

“We grow in response to client demands for more diverse services. We’ve worked well with the firm in the past. Hodge Dwyer & Driver’s environmental regulatory and litigation skills are a natural fit as we diversify our offerings,” said Larry Hepler of HeplerBroom. “The firm brings extensive regulatory talent to bear for our clients who have operations in Illinois and Missouri or companies who are considering expanding into these states.”

Businesses are faced with the challenge of complying with extensive and complicated national, state and local environmental regulations. With the addition of Hodge Dwyer & Driver, HeplerBroom can now be in close touch with regulators in Springfield and Chicago. If disputes in any part of Illinois cannot be resolved at the agency level and litigation results, Hodge Dwyer & Driver now finds increased depth with the entire HeplerBroom litigation team.

William J. Quinn
William J. Quinn
William J. Quinn, age 104, passed away peacefully on October 24, 2015, at Vi at the Glen Care Center in Glenview, IL surrounded by his family, formerly from Winnetka, IL. He was born on May 8, 1911 in St. Paul, MN. He is preceded in death by his father William, his mother Celina, his brother George, his sister Marie and his beloved wife of 65 years, Floy Isabel (Heinen) Quinn. He lived a full and interesting life.

John "Jack" Michael Doyle, age 87, a longtime resident of both Flossmoor and Naperville, IL passed away Saturday, October 17, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Naperville. He was born April 2, 1928 in Chicago.

Jack was a World War II veteran. After returning from the war he graduated from Michigan State University and went on to obtain a juris doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law. He was an attorney and certified public accountant. He was President and CEO of Cinder's Incorporated, a material service company located on the east side of Chicago, from 1959 until his retirement in 1985. He was an avid golfer and outdoorsman.

Of Jack's many lifelong accomplishments, his most treasured was his sixty-two year marriage to his loving wife JoAnn. He was a former member of St. Raphael Parish in Naperville, a member of the Naperville Country Club. He is survived by his wife JoAnn (nee Hawley) Doyle; his children Maurice (Leslie), Pamela (Steven) MacDonald, John Jr. (Patty) and Mark (Liz) Doyle, Karen (Tim) Leiser and Susan (Tim) Price; "Boppa" to eighteen grandchildren, a sister Joan Caplis and a daughter-in-law Kathy Doyle. He was preceded in death by his son Lawrence, his parents Kathryn and James Doyle and six siblings.

Services have been held.

Charles Pressman
Charles Pressman
Chicago attorney Charles Pressman was "an indefatigable champion of the little guy," colleagues said.

"He was a credit to the bar," said Abner Mikva, a former classmate of Pressman's at the University of Chicago's law school who later became a U.S. congressman, federal judge and chief counsel to President Bill Clinton.

"My earliest recollection of Charlie is of a bright, young law student who got excited every time our class discussion veered off towards civil rights, civil liberties or the (U.S.) Constitution," Mikva said. "He was an excellent debater, never wishy-washy, who held his ground and let his passions be known from the start."

Pressman, 92, died of heart failure Oct. 2 at Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital. A resident of Lake Forest Place retirement community for the past 3 1/2 years, Pressman had previously lived in Highland Park and Wilmette.

After graduating from law school in 1951, Pressman co-founded Pressman & Hartunian, a Chicago law firm that specialized in consumer fraud, employment discrimination and civil rights violations cases. During the 1950s and '60s, Pressman also was a director of the Chicago chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Anthony Ochs
Anthony Ochs
Levin Ginsburg is pleased to announce that Anthony M. Ochs has joined the firm as an Associate in its Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups. Anthony is a graduate of The John Marshall Law School (J.D., 2011) where he was a member of the Editorial Board of The John Marshall Law Review, and Northern Illinois University (B.S. Business, Organizational Management, 2007).

Anthony focuses his practice on acquisitions/divestitures, leasing, financing and commercial and industrial real estate transactions. He has represented a variety of clients, from developers of specialty retail chains to real estate investment trusts, and also has experience handling commercial property development, construction and architect contracts, land use and zoning issues, and tax incentives.

The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed Frederick H. Bates as a Circuit Judge of Cook County, At Large. This vacancy was created by the retirement of the Hon. Marilyn F. Johnson. It is effective Dec. 14, 2015 and terminates on Dec. 5, 2016.


Please join us at the 18th Annual ISBA YLD Holiday Party. Not only will there be warm appetizers, an open bar, dancing, and an opportunity to meet young lawyers from across the state, the event benefits a great cause: the Children’s Assistance Fund.

Initially created to assist with the opening of children's waiting rooms in courthouses across the State of Illinois, the IBF/YLD Children's Assistance Fund has since grown, and now provides funding to organizations across the State of Illinois that provide legal assistance to children, maintain children's waiting rooms in courthouses, work to reduce recidivism of juveniles, and/or work to reduce the incidents of domestic violence in families with children.

The YLD has distributed nearly $300,000 in grants through the Children's Assistance Fund over the past sixteen years, due, in large part, to the widespread support and participation in our annual Holiday Party. We hope that you will help us continue this worthy tradition by joining us in person or, if you cannot attend, by contributing to the cause.

WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015, 7:00pm-11:00pm

WHERE: Duffy's Tavern and Grille, 420½ W. Diversey, Chicago

WHAT: Open Bar, Warm Appetizers, and Dancing!!

COST: $40.00 per person for tickets purchased at the door the evening of the event.

The deadline for online registration was Sunday, November 22.

A one-of-a-kind adoption proceeding will take place in a Cook County courtroom on Friday as a brother and sister become cousins when they are separately adopted by two adult sisters.

The 5-year-old boy and 8-year-old girl are two of the seven children whose adoptions will be finalized at 10 a.m. on Friday in Courtroom 1707 of the Richard J. Daley Center, 50 W. Washington St.

Patrick McHale
Patrick McHale
Chicago trial attorney Patrick McHale has joined Cavanagh Law Group. McHale brings eight years of experience successfully representing clients in complex medical negligence, product liability, and premises liability cases. He previously worked for Hall, Prangle & Schoonveld, LLC and Lowis & Gellen.

During his career, McHale has successfully tried and defended cases in both state and federal court.  He was recognized in 2014 as an Illinois “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.