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Allen N. Schwartz is proud to announce the opening of Schwartz Injury Law, a division of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz. The full-service personal injury law firm is located at 14496 John Humphrey Drive in Orland Park, Illinois.

Allen N. Schwartz began practicing law in 1984 and became a co-owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz in 1990. Since then, he and his associates have developed a reputation as successful personal injury attorneys who obtain favorable settlements and verdicts for their clients. Mr. Schwartz is joined at the firm by 17 outstanding personal injury lawyers with vast experience in a variety of areas, including: 

  • Amanda L. Brasfield, a 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star and accomplished attorney in the areas of medical malpractice and work-related injuries. She has obtained numerous verdicts and settlements for her clients totaling tens of millions of dollars; and 
  • Jeffrey C. Schwartz, a native of Glen Ellyn, IL, and a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyers Rising Star. He has successfully handled numerous cases involving automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and sexual abuse.

These attorneys, along with the rest of the team at Schwartz Injury Law have skillfully obtained a large number of verdicts and settlements for clients in excess of one million dollars.

In addition to the opening of Schwartz Injury Law in Orland Park, the firm also has an office in Glen Ellyn and Allen Schwartz remains a co-owner of Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz, a personal injury law firm with offices in Chicago.


The legal community from central and southern Illinois gathered to honor Lois Wood in Collinsville on Saturday, Nov. 4. Wood retired after 13 years as executive director at the Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation (LOLLAF) and a total of 43 years of service with the organization in pursuit of equal justice for low-income and senior residents of central and southern Illinois. Ebony Huddleston, Land of Lincoln Board of Directors; Land of Lincoln President and ISBA Past President John Thies; and ISBA Third Vice President Dennis Orsey were in attendance to thank and congratulate Wood. 

Joseph V. Salvi
Joseph V. Salvi
The Illinois Supreme Court appointed Joseph V. Salvi as circuit court judge for the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, Lake County, Fifth Subcircuit on Friday, Nov. 3. Judge Salvi’s appointment will take effect on January 2, 2018. He will be seeking election for circuit court judge in the November 2018 general election.

Mr. Salvi was first appointed Associate Judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit on January 2, 2013, where he was assigned to the criminal division until 2015 and most recently the civil/family division.

Prior to his time on the bench, Mr. Salvi was a partner at the Lake Zurich general practice law firm Salvi, Salvi & Wifler, P.C., where he handled both civil and criminal cases, as well as transactional matters in real estate, business and estate administration. From 1992 until 2012, Mr. Salvi served as guardian ad litem for disabled individuals.

Mr. Salvi holds memberships in the Lake County Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, and the Illinois Judicial Association. 

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Judge Salvi at lakejudgejoe@gmail.com.

Aaron D. White Jr.
Aaron D. White Jr.
Aaron D. White Jr. recently joined Chuhak & Tecson, P.C. as an associate attorney in the Banking group.

Aaron has extensive experience helping his bank clients negotiate workouts as an alternative to litigation while also advising them on compliance and risk management issues. In addition, he represents clients in a variety of residential and commercial banking matters that include such things as foreclosures, collections, eminent domain ,and security interests.

Aaron completed his Bachelor of Arts degrees at Loyola University Chicago in political science and international studies and earned his J.D. at DePaul University College of Law.


The Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee hosted a pro bono luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at Lewis and Clark Community College in Edwardsville. This annual event commemorates National Pro Bono Week and recognizes the efforts of Pro Bono Pledge signatories and Pro Bono Service Award recipients. 

Granite City attorney Terry O'Leary received the Pro Bono Service Award for his outstanding pro bono service to to low-income individuals and charitable organizations. Circuit Judge Barb Crowder was awarded the Leadership Award as chair on the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee.

Dennis Orsey, ISBA third vice president, attended the event to congratulate the award recipients.

Edwin Goebig II
Edwin Goebig II
Edwin Frederick "Fritz" Goebig II passed away in the company of family at home in Springfield after a long battle with cancer on Sunday, October 8, 2017. 

He was born in the Detroit area suburbs on Easter Sunday, April 4, 1953. He was the only child of Victor Herbert Goebig and Evelyn Berneice Swartz. Mr. Goebig was a dedicated public servant, serving as an attorney for his entire professional career at the Legislative Reference Bureau with the Illinois General Assembly, eventually retiring as its deputy director and returning in the capacity of a senior counsel thereafter on a contractual basis. He was also one of the founding members of the Government Bar Association.

Lewis D. Murphy, 88, of Monmouth, died Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, at his home. He was born July 2, 1929, in Monmouth, the son of former Illinois Supreme Court Justice Loren E. and Besse Ditto Murphy.

He attended Monmouth public schools graduating from high school in 1947. He attended Monmouth College for three years and graduated from Bradley University in Peoria in 1951. He served in the United States Air Force from 1951 until 1955, achieving the rank of staff sergeant. He attended and graduated from Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., in 1958. He commenced practicing law in the firm of Lauder and Murphy with Fredrick Lauder. During those years he was an assistant attorney general for Warren and Mercer Counties for the State of Illinois. He spent over 10 years as the government appeal agent for the local draft board. He spent many years as a member of the Warren County Library Board, a former member of the Elks Club, Illinois State Bar Association, the Henderson and Warren County Bar Associations and a lifetime member of the American Legion.

In 1969 he was appointed as associate judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit from which he retired in 1987. He was a member of the Illinois Judge's Association.

Daniel (Dan) Joseph Rice, age 67, of Berwyn (formally of Forest Park and Oak Park) passed away on September 26, 2017. Dan was born at St. Anne Hospital in Chicago to parents Edward Francis Rice and Elizabeth Ann Conerty. Brother to siblings (late) Ed, Betty Ann, Eileen, John, Joan, Julie, Marilyn, and Tim. Dan is survived by his loving fiancé, Tamara (Tam) Trutwin; daughters Meagan and Bridget of second wife (late) Moira; and children Jennifer, Carrie, Matt and Kevin of first wife Madonna. Dan was a graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, Loyola University and John Marshall Law School. Dan was a dedicated and hard-working attorney his entire career. He was sole-practitioner of his own law practice in both Oak Park and Forest Park for over 40 years where he ran a highly successful general practice. Memorial gathering private. 


ISBA was represented at the Justinian Society of Lawyers' Scholarship Dinner, held at Maggiano's Little Italy in Chicago on Oct. 19. Justinian Society President Michael Bonamarte met with ISBA President Hon. Russell Hartigan and ISBA Third Vice President Dennis Orsey.

Harold L. Turner
Harold L. Turner
Harold L. Turner Jr., was born and raised in Moline, Illinois. Hal earned his law degree from University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, and served as assistant state's attorney until he was drafted by the Army in 1967. Following his service in the Vietnam War, Hal established a law firm in Rockford, Illinois, where he practiced law for 40 years. After his retirement, he and his wife, Susan Turner moved to Denver, Colorado. Hal is survived by Susan, his wife of 49 years; his sons and daughters-in-law, Matt and Lori Turner and Ben and Lyric Turner; granddaughters, Lilia, Grace, and Ellery; twin sister, LuAnn Christiansen and sister, Mary Beth Turner; mother-in-law, Helen Milligan; brothers- and sisters-in-law, Michael and Theresa Milligan and Patrick and Connie Milligan; and numerous nieces and nephews.