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Transitions

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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.

Health care and litigation law firm Brennan Garvey LLC has changed its name to Brennan Burtker LLC. Firm partner Robert S. Burtker is a renowned trial lawyer with three decades of courtroom experience, and he joins Mark M. Brennan as a name partner. Founding partner Catherine L. Garvey accepted the Associate General Counsel position at one of the nation’s leading academic medical institutions earlier this year. More on the firm at www.brennanburtker.com

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP announced today that it has launched a Consultants and Coaches for the Profession Practice™. The new practice will focus on helping law firm leaders address complex business- and management-related challenges and opportunities involved in effectively managing their firms.

Chicago-based partner Donald L. Mrozek — who served as Hinshaw's chairman from 1989–2015 — will lead the practice. Under his watch, Hinshaw grew from a small Chicago-area law firm to a national firm with 25 offices, approximately 500 attorneys and more than $225 million in revenues.

Sherer Law Offices is pleased to announce the addition of our new associate attorney, M. Caitlin Embrich, to our practice.

"I am thrilled to join the team at Sherer Law Offices and have the opportunity to work with Barb Sherer.  I truly enjoy helping clients through some of the most important times in their lives and I look forward to continuing to serve those in our community."

Caitlin is a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL.  She graduated Magna Cum Laude from St. Louis University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science in Business administration. 

Michael Pisano
Michael Pisano
Ice Miller LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Pisano has joined the Firm as an Associate in the Litigation group. He concentrates his practice in prosecuting and defending civil litigation matters.  Michael represents clients in a wide variety of litigation matters with an emphasis in representing professionals in the construction area including owners, developers, designers and general contractors.  He also has experience in defending consumer claims brought against clients in regard to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) laws and defending employers in employee disputes. 

“As we continue to grow our Illinois offices, we are excited to have Michael join the firm,” said Dave Hight, DuPage office managing partner at Ice Miller. “Michael’s varied litigation experience in the construction and class action arena complements nicely our current litigation attorneys’ practices.”