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Matthew G. Shaw
Matthew G. Shaw
Attorney Matt Shaw is proud to announce the opening of Shaw Family Law, P.C. in St. Charles, Illinois. The Kane County family law firm is located at 555 S. Randall Road, Suite 105, St. Charles, Illinois 60174.

St. Charles Divorce Lawyer Matthew G. Shaw is the founding partner of Shaw Family Law, P.C. He brings 30 years of legal experience to his family law practice, and he was formerly a founding partner at the law firm of Shaw, Jacobs, Goostree & Associates, P.C.

Chicago Disability Attorney Jonathan L. Pearson
Chicago Disability Attorney Jonathan L. Pearson
Attorney Jonathan L. Pearson, managing attorney at Pearson Disability Law, LLC announces the opening of four new Chicago area law offices.

The new office locations are in Downers Grove at 1431 Opus Place, Suite 110; in Evanston, at 1603 Orrington Avenue, Suite 600; in Orland Park at 15255 S. 94th Avenue, 5th Floor; and in Schaumburg at 1821 Walden Office Square, Suite 400.

Pearson Disability Law, LLC is dedicated to helping individuals obtain Social Security disability benefits. The firm provides personalized and skilled representation to every client with all aspects of Social Security disability claims, regardless of the complexity of their case or where they are in the complex application process.

Kimberly A. Davis
Kimberly A. Davis
E. Angelo Spyratos
E. Angelo Spyratos
Experienced civil litigation attorneys E. Angelo Spyratos and Kimberly A. Davis recently launched SpyratosDavis LLC, an independent law firm serving individuals and businesses in commercial and civil litigation, claims and lawsuits for money damages, and family law.  

Spyratos and Davis enjoy a rich professional bond as they have practiced together for more than 16 years with a focus on civil litigation. The founders bring over 40 years of combined experience practicing law. Designed for speed, responsiveness, and resolution, the new firm opens with eleven experienced attorneys formerly from a DuPage County-based law firm. To better serve clients, SpyratosDavis has offices located in both suburban DuPage County (Lisle) and downtown Chicago. SpyratosDavis provides informed, tailored, and efficient representation to individuals and businesses for claims and lawsuits across counties in the upper third of Illinois.

Kelley Kronenberg, a full-service law firm, has announced that Bruce E. de’Medici joined as Of Counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. Mr. de’Medici has more than 30 years of experience in commercial finance transactions, corporate restructuring, and insolvency proceedings.   

Among his diverse client base, Mr. de’Medici represents business enterprises, financial institutions, lessors, secured and commercial creditors, assignees for the benefit of creditors, and bankruptcy trustees in all facets of bankruptcy litigation and reorganization.

Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell
Christine Campbell, JD, CTFA, a trust and estate professional for more than twenty years, has joined the ATG Trust Company, a subsidiary of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG®, http://www.atgf.com/), as vice president and senior trust officer. ATG Trust provides clients, through its attorney members, with a full range of trust and money management services.

Before joining the ATG Trust team, Campbell spent five years at FNBC Bank and Trust (formerly First National Bank of LaGrange), where she was a trust officer managing a full book of accounts, including IRAs, SNTs, revocable and irrevocable Trusts, and investment accounts. Prior to that, she worked as an estate settlement officer at JPMorgan Chase.

Catherine Garvey
Catherine Garvey
Brennan Garvey is delighted to announce that partner Catherine Garvey has accepted the role of Associate General Counsel at University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) where she will be the Executive Director of the Professional Liability Program, the University’s self-insurance program. As a result, she will be leaving the firm later this year.

“This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for me,” said Garvey, who began her career as a pediatric nurse at the University of Chicago in 1984 and has represented the hospital in medical malpractice cases for the last 26 years. 

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP Managing Partner Bill Roberts has been appointed a commissioner on the Illinois Supreme Court Historic Preservation Commission. His term began February 22, 2016.

Mr. Roberts concentrates his practice in complex civil and criminal litigation, government relations and gaming law. Before joining Hinshaw he held several high-level federal and state government positions. These include: U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois; Chief Legal Counsel to Illinois Governor Jim Edgar; and State’s Attorney of Sangamon County. He also served as counsel to the Minority Caucus of the Illinois House of Representatives Special Investigative Committee, which returned an Article of Impeachment against then Governor, Rod Blagojevich, in January 2009.

Bhavani Raveendran
Bhavani Raveendran
Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, a leading personal injury and civil trial practice law firm in Chicago, proudly announces the hiring of Bhavani Raveendran as associate attorney.  Ms. Raveendran‘s legal experience includes civil litigation, and civil rights, as well as years of experience working with human rights organizations.

“We welcome the addition of Bhavani on our team and look forward to her making an immediate contribution,” said Antonio Romanucci, Principal and Partner at Romanucci & Blandin. “We look forward to Bhavani’s uncompromising dedication and her unwavering belief in helping those who have endured injustices.”

Since obtaining her law degree, Raveendran completed a fellowship in human rights litigation at DC-based International Rights Advocates and most recently practiced as a municipal prosecutor and general civil attorney with McHenry, Illinois firm Diamond & LeSueur, P.C.  She also served as a student attorney for International Human Rights Clinic; legal intern at Torture Abolition and Survivor Coalition International; and civil rights law clerk at the Council on American-Islamic Relations Chicago.

Kathryn C. Rolewick
Kathryn C. Rolewick
The law firm of Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C. is pleased to announce that Kathryn C. Rolewick has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

Rolewick was admitted to practice law by the Illinois Supreme Court in 2013. She has been working as a Trust Administrative Officer for U.S. Trust, Bank of America, N.A. since graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2013. She is now happy to be joining the firm founded by her father, David Rolewick, in 1978, and they will be working together in the areas of estate planning, wealth management, probate estates, contracts, and general corporate and business structures.

A graduate of Wheaton Warrenville South High School in Wheaton, Illinois, Rolewick attended Boston College where she graduated cum laude from the Honors Program in 2004. She is a member of the DuPage County Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She has been a member of the ISBA Trusts & Estates Section Council since 2014. Rolewick lives in the western suburbs with her husband and young son.

About Rolewick & Gutzke, P.C.

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.