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The law firm of Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, LLP is pleased to announce that Cole M. DeBlaey has joined the firm as an associate attorney.

DeBlaey graduated from Alleman High School in 2009 and St. Ambrose University in 2013. DeBlaey graduated Magna Cum Laude from Norther Illinois University College of Law in May 2016. During law school, he interd for a local law firm and a corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. 

The law firm Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C. is pleased to announce that attorney Todd S. Parkhurst has joined the firm as Of Counsel and a member of the Intellectual Property Practice Group in Chicago.

Most recently a partner with Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd., in Chicago, Mr. Parkhurst has more than 40 years of experience in litigation, transactions and counseling in patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. Previously, he created and led the intellectual property practices in Chicago at the law firms Jenner & Block, Schiff Hardin and Holland & Knight LLP. 

Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Maureen Maffei is joining as of counsel, on Jan. 1, 2017. The addition brings the Firm’s Illinois presence to approximately 45 attorneys. The attorneys will join Ice Miller from The Coman Law Group, P.C., which was formerly known as Coman & Anderson, P.C.

“Having worked together in a close-knit firm, these attorneys join us with a commitment to client service that’s consistent with Ice Miller’s core values,” said John Burke, a managing partner of Ice Miller. “Their extensive backgrounds and experience brings value to clients who rely on our Business, Tax, Real Estate and Employment and Immigration groups. And for current clients of The Coman Law Group, we believe they will find the same highly effective legal representation they have enjoyed at Coman—but now with a broader array of services.”

Peter J. Birnbaum
Peter J. Birnbaum
Peter J. Birnbaum is celebrating twenty-five years as President and Chief Executive Officer of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG®, http://www.atgf.com/).

Under his leadership, the company has developed into a leading lawyer service organization with annual revenues in excess of $90 million.

Birnbaum began his career at ATG as a law clerk in 1981 while a first-year student at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. He then advanced to positions of staff attorney, and vice president and counsel.

Stellato & Schwartz, Ltd. is pleased to announce the addition of William O. Williams, III who was recently admitted to the Illinois Bar. Williams is a graduate of DePaul University College of Law. He will be working in Stellato & Schwartz, Ltd.'s Chicago office.

Michael J. Murphy
Michael J. Murphy
The McHenry County law firm of Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, located in Crystal Lake, Illinois, is pleased to announce the hiring of Associate Attorney Michael J. Murphy. Prior to joining Botto Gilbert Lancaster, PC, Murphy served as the owner and principal attorney of his own law firm for over 10 years. He concentrates his legal practice in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, estate planning, and business development.

Murphy graduated Magna Cum Laude from DePaul University, where he obtained his B.A. in International Studies. He went on to obtain his J.D. from liT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he was a recipient of the CALI Award for Legal Drafting.

Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Matthew T. Connelly has joined the firm in Chicago as an Associate in the Litigation Practice Group.

“We welcome Matthew to our firm,” said Anthony J. Carballo, a Freeborn Partner and Co-Leader of the firm’s Commercial Litigation Team. “Matthew has valuable trial experience that will enhance our services to clients in all areas of complex disputes and litigation.”

Melissa (Missy) Greathouse
Melissa (Missy) Greathouse
The Board of Directors of Dispute Resolution Institute, Inc. (DRI), based in Carbondale, Illinois, is pleased to announce that it has selected Melissa (Missy) Greathouse to become its new Executive Director, effective immediately.  Greathouse will replace Mary Rudasill, who is retiring after founding DRI and serving for many successful years as its Executive Director.  The Board expresses its appreciation to Rudasill for her leadership and dedication to DRI.

“We are excited to welcome Missy into this new role.  As Executive Director, she will provide strong and innovative leadership for DRI’s mediation programs in Southern Illinois and the Metro East regions and continue to build positive relationships and expand DRI’s programs and funding sources,” says DRI Board President Sarah Taylor.  Greathouse has worked for DRI since 2009, most recently serving as Program Administrator for DRI’s mediation programs.

Orr Law, LLC of Effingham, Illinois is proud to announce that Madison Mullady-Winter has joined the firm.

Madison is a graduate of Central High School, Champaign, Illinois.  She graduated from the University of Illinois with a bachelor's degree in 2006, and from DePaul University College of Law with a J.D. in 2011.  She is licensed in both Illinois and Florida.

George L. Schoenbeck III
George L. Schoenbeck III
The law firm of Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd., located in Orland Park, Illinois, is pleased to announce that Attorney George L. Schoenbeck III is now a named partner of the firm.

Orland Park Business Law and Estate Planning Attorney George L. Schoenbeck, III graduated with honors from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and went on to earn his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law. He focuses his practice in estate planning and estate administration, business succession planning, business general counsel matters and commercial transactions.

Schoenbeck is an active member of the Justinian Society of Lawyers and the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA), in which he serves as Chairman of the Young Lawyers Division, and as a member of the Trusts & Estates Section Council.