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Chantelle Porter
Chantelle Porter
The Lombard family law firm of A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce that Senior Associate and ISBA Board member Chantelle A. Porter has been promoted to Partner. Porter joined A. Traub and Associates in 2008.

“Chantelle has been a phenomenal asset to A. Traub & Associates and just all in all great to have around. Her unwavering commitment to the local legal community and her clients is impressive. It was an easy decision to name Chantelle as a partner and we look forward to her success within this new role,” says Principal Owner of A. Traub & Associates, Angel M. Traub.

Lombard divorce lawyer Chantelle A. Porter earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and earned her B.A. from Ohio State University. Porter concentrates her legal practice on family law, juvenile criminal defense, domestic violence, orders of protection and DCFS abuse and neglect cases. She also assists clients with landlord and tenant issues and civil litigation defense. Porter is a Guardian ad litem and an appointed Juvenile Conflict Attorney in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

Hon. Kurt Peter Klein
Hon. Kurt Peter Klein
The Honorable Judge Kurt Peter Klein, 72, Sycamore, Illinois passed away Friday, January 15, 2016, in Arizona with his beloved wife, Linda by his side. 

Kurt was born September 30, 1943, to Edmund and Rose (Ortman) Klein. He served in the United States Army and was stationed in Japan. He graduated from the University of Illinois-Chicago and DePaul University Law School. He began his legal career as an Assistant for the Cook County States Attorney's Office. He moved to DeKalb County in 1977 where he became a contributing member of the DeKalb County community. He served as the First Assistant in the DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office. He was a founding member of the Gallagher, Klein and Brady law firm. He was an attorney for 43 years and served as a Judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit for the last 17 years of his career, 11 years as Presiding Judge of DeKalb County. During his time as judge he was an integral part of the historical preservation and recent courthouse expansion as well as being a leading force in creating the 23rd judicial circuit, DeKalb and Kendall Counties. He also established the first Juvenile Safe House for at risk youth.

Loren S. Golden
Loren S. Golden
Elgin attorney Loren S. Golden of Golden Law Offices recently received an award for “Trial Lawyer Excellence” from the Jury Verdict Reporter, a division of Chicago-based Law Bulletin Publishing Company. 

Golden was awarded this honor for outstanding representation of his client, who had injuries sustained in a grain bin accident. The three-week jury trial for the case was held in Carroll County, Illinois.  The verdict was appealed by the defense and the Second District Appellate Court in Elgin affirmed the jury verdict of $830,109.50, the highest reported Carroll County Verdict in a personal injury case. Recently, the Supreme Court of Illinois denied Defendant’s request for leave to appeal that decision, making the verdict final.

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Wednesday that Charles William Smith has been appointed as a Circuit Judge of the 19th Circuit, 1st Subcircuit. This appointment is effective Feb. 22, 2016 and terminates on Dec. 2018. This opening was the result of the retirement of the Hon. George Bridges.

Roger Pascal
Roger Pascal
Attorney Roger Pascal, a litigator who spent 50 years with the firm of Schiff Hardin in Chicago, also did pro bono work for the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois, where his legal skills served some of the state's most disadvantaged citizens.

"Roger was a passionate, passionate advocate, particularly for people who couldn't afford a champion or didn't have one," said Thomas Quinn, who succeeded Pascal as the Schiff Hardin practice group leader for litigation in Chicago.

Robert T. Guilfoyle 79, born in Chicago on March 23, 1936; Bob was a Navy Veteran, and a graduate of DePaul School of Law. He retired from Allstate Insurance Company after working many years as an attorney. He passed away after a short illness on the night of December 27, 2015. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Jacqueline nee Gaudin. He is survived by his cousins Michael (Mary) Guilfoyle and Gregory Kelly, and his niece Margaret Gaudin. Visitation Tuesday, January 5th from 4:00 pm to 9:00pm at the Oehler Funeral Home, 2099 Miner St. (Northwest Highway/Route 14 at Rand Road), Des Plaines where prayers will be held Wednesday 9:15 am prior to 10:00 am Mass at St. Emily Catholic Church, 1400 E. Central Rd., Mt. Prospect. Interment All Saints Cemetery, 700 N. River Rd., Des Plaines. For further information and directions, call 847-824-5155 or www.oehlerfuneralhome.com. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?pid=177119293...

Patrick J. Schauer
Patrick J. Schauer
Patrick J. Schauer, 62, of Wheaton, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 27, 2015. He was born January 13, 1953 in Ft. Wayne, IN. He moved to Illinois to attend Northwestern University and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Norlegama Honor Society. In 1975 he graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Communication and Media Studies. He then attended Indiana University, Bloomington, IN where he received a Doctor of Law (J.D), Trial Practice in 1979.

Marvin D. Dunn, 85, of Batavia passed away Saturday, December 26, 2015, at The Tillers in Oswego. He was born June 4, 1930, in Normal, Illinois, the son of Ollie E. Dunn and Ruby (Bradley) Dunn. 

Marv graduated from Normal Community High in 1948, attended Illinois State University graduated from the University Of Illinois School Of Business in 1954 and received his Law degree from the University of Illinois in 1957. He joined the Sears and Streit Law firm of Aurora as an associate in 1957, then joined Arthur Puklin and Jerome Nelson in 1964 forming Puklin Nelson and Dunn, Attorneys at Law, Aurora Illinois. He served as an Assistant States Attorney of Kane County representing the Kane County Board and The Kane County Forest Preserve. He was elected Circuit Court Judge, 16th Judicial Circuit in 1976-1986, serving as Chief Judge from 1981-1983 and again in 1985-1986. Marv became an Appellate Court Justice in 1986, serving until his retirement in 1992. 

Jacob E. Maegli recently joined Reno & Zahm LLP as an associate with a general practice, focusing on business law and civil and commercial litigation.

Maegli graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with a degree in economics. He received his law degree with honors from Syracuse University College of Law in 2014, where he served on the editorial board of the Syracuse Law Review. Prior to joining Reno & Zahm LLP, Maegli clerked for the Honorable William Q. Hayes, District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of California.
He also is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Illinois State Bar Association.

For information: renozahm.com.

Justice Thomas L. Kilbride and the Illinois Supreme Court have announced the appointment of Moline attorney Joseph F. Fackel as a Circuit Judge in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit.

Mr. Fackel was appointed by the Court to fill the vacancy created by Circuit Judge F. Michael Meersman, who retired at close of business on November 30, 2015. His appointment takes effect January 4, 2016 and will terminate on December 5, 2016, when the position is filled by the 2016 General Election.