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Southern Illinois

The USAO has one Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) position available in the Criminal Division in our Fairview Heights office. The United States Attorney's Office (USAO), Southern District of Illinois (SDIL), is a fast-paced, collegial, and energetic office which seeks to maintain the highest standards of excellence in the enforcement of federal laws and the representation of the United States.  Our headquarters are located in Fairview Heights, Illinois, a suburb of St. Louis, MO.  Our branch offices are located in Benton and East St. Louis, in or near the federal courthouse. The office presently employs 32 attorneys and 34 support staff.

John D. Alleman
John D. Alleman
John D. Alleman, 56, died Friday, June 10, 2016, due to injuries sustained in an airplane crash at the Williamson County Airport in Marion.

John worked as a personal injury attorney at the Alleman Law Firm and owned Alleman Properties in Carbondale, Carterville, Marion and De Soto.

John was a member of the Illinois Bar Association and was sworn in by the United States Supreme Court in Washington, D. C. to practice law before the Supreme Court.

John was a friend to many, particularly children and those in need. He was also a quiet humanitarian, devout Catholic and loving father to his daughter and granddaughters.


On March 31st, ISBA co-sponsored the First Chair Society at SLU Law’s Inaugural Annual Fundraiser at iTap Soulard, the goal of which was the formation of a scholarship fund for first-generation law students at SLU Law. The First Chair Society is a student organization dedicated to creating mentoring, support, and networking opportunities for first-generation law students. About 30 students, friends, family and alumni were in attendance for a fun-filled craft beer and dessert pairing, with available appetizers and a 50/50 raffle. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, including ISBA, the First Chair Society will be able to give out a substantial scholarship to a SLU Law student next year!

69-year-old Richard Dudley Borah of Fairfield died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday, March 27, 2016 at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN.  He graduated from Southern Illinois University.  He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Adjutant General Corps in Vietnam, receiving the rank of Sergeant.  Mr. Borah received several service medals including the Bronze Star.  After his separation from the army in November 1970, he returned to Vietnam to work in the U.S. Embassy and was one of the last few to vacate the Embassy.  He also taught English classes in a school while in Vietnam.  He taught “English as a Second Language” at Frontier Community College for newly arriving local Vietnamese refugees beginning in 1979.  In 1999, he attended law school at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 2002.  He first practiced in Bushnell before returning to Fairfield.  Mr. Borah was a faithful member and servant in the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Fairfield and loved farming, gardening and fishing.

James R. Mendillo
James R. Mendillo
The Illinois Supreme Court has appointed James R. Mendillo of Belleville to serve as the Chair of the Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission (ARDC). The ARDC is the Supreme Court agency that investigates allegations of lawyer wrongdoing in Illinois. His appointment was effective on January 1, 2016. Mr. Mendillo will preside over the next Commission meeting, set for April 15, 2016.

Mr. Mendillo is a partner in the Belleville firm of Freeark, Harvey, and Mendillo, PC. He is licensed to practice law in both Illinois and Missouri.

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit is accepting applications from all qualified applicants for the position of Federal Public Defender for the Southern District of Illinois headquartered at East St. Louis. The appointment is for four years at a current salary of $160,300.

Barry Noeltner
Barry Noeltner
Dana Hughes
Dana Hughes
Brian Smith
Brian Smith
Lynsey Welch
Lynsey Welch

Heyl Royster is pleased to announce that four attorneys have become partners with the firm: Dana Hughes in the Peoria office, Barry Noeltner in the Edwardsville office, Brian Smith in the Urbana office, and Lynsey Welch in the Rockford office.

Ms. Hughes represents employers in workers' compensation claims. She frequently speaks and writes on Workers' Compensation law, including co-authoring Southern Illinois University Law Journal's "Survey of Illinois Law: Workers' Compensation." Ms. Hughes graduated cum laude from Northern Illinois University College of Law. In 2015, she was named to Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyers list. 

Judge William Stiehl
Judge William Stiehl
U.S. District Judge William D. Stiehl, born Dec. 3, 1925, in Belleville, Ill., passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2016.

Judge Stiehl was married for 69 years to his wife, Celeste Stiehl, nee Sullivan, whom he married on June 6, 1947. Judge Stiehl also will be missed by his son, William D. (Mary) Stiehl Jr., and daughter, Susan M. (Bruce) Guthrie; grandchildren, Kathryn (Clay) Frauenfelder, Christina Stiehl (John Austin), William Guthrie and Andrew Guthrie; and great-granddaughter, Gretchen Frauenfelder.

Mediation is designed to resolve differences both in and out of the courts. It requires a very different mindset than courtroom litigation. Join us in Carbondale on March 14, 2016 for this week-long mediation training and learn how to resolve conflicts in a non-adversarial, non-confrontational manner, allowing peaceful resolutions between parties.

The program is taught by Richard Calkins and Fred Lane – two nationally recognized mediators, authors and educators. Until 20 years ago, both Mr. Calkins and Mr. Lane were well-known and highly regarded litigators. Since then, however, they have successfully mediated over 5,000 cases.

​Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C., one of the most experienced litigation firms in the nation, announced that Joel Kunin has joined the firm in Edwardsville as Of Counsel, effective February 1.  Kunin has extensive experience in bankruptcy law, commercial law and debtor and creditor rights law.  He joined the firm from the Kunin Law Offices, LLC in Collinsville.

“We are thrilled that Joel has joined our firm and his experience complements our rapidly growing business and commercial law group, which includes the full-range of business transactions and litigation, business law, employment law, real estate law, banking law and taxation,” said Mark Goldenberg, founder and managing partner of Goldenberg Heller & Antognoli, P.C.