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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. 

ATG LegalServe, Inc., a subsidiary of Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc. (ATG®, http://www.atgf.com/), and It’s Your Serve, Inc. (IYS)  have combined to create a single, full-service litigation support company offering services to lawyers and law firms throughout Chicago and beyond. Effective February 11, 2016, the blended organization is doing business under the name ATG LegalServe. Each organization will remain at its current downtown Chicago office until they relocate to a new corporate headquarters.

The accurate and timely service of litigation documents as well as the delivery, retrieval, and filing of documents by companies such as ATG LegalServe and It’s Your Serve are essential to the legal process. In addition to process serving, the two companies also provide related services such as skip tracing, background checks, surveillance services and court filings.

Faegre Baker Daniels has added experienced corporate partner Ted Cominos, in Chicago. Cominos comes from Locke Lord LLP.

Cominos brings substantial experience with private equity-backed M&A transactions across borders, particularly in Europe’s emerging markets and neighboring countries including Russia, CIS, Turkey and North Africa.

Chantelle Porter
Chantelle Porter
The Lombard family law firm of A. Traub & Associates is pleased to announce that Senior Associate and ISBA Board member Chantelle A. Porter has been promoted to Partner. Porter joined A. Traub and Associates in 2008.

“Chantelle has been a phenomenal asset to A. Traub & Associates and just all in all great to have around. Her unwavering commitment to the local legal community and her clients is impressive. It was an easy decision to name Chantelle as a partner and we look forward to her success within this new role,” says Principal Owner of A. Traub & Associates, Angel M. Traub.

Lombard divorce lawyer Chantelle A. Porter earned her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and earned her B.A. from Ohio State University. Porter concentrates her legal practice on family law, juvenile criminal defense, domestic violence, orders of protection and DCFS abuse and neglect cases. She also assists clients with landlord and tenant issues and civil litigation defense. Porter is a Guardian ad litem and an appointed Juvenile Conflict Attorney in the 18th Judicial Circuit.

Edward N. Tiesenga
Edward N. Tiesenga
The Oak Brook law firm of Tiesenga Reinsma & DeBoer LLP is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Edward N. Tiesenga has been elected as an Oak Brook Village Trustee. Tiesenga brings more than 30 years of legal and business experience to his new role as village trustee, which will run through April 2019.

Oak Brook Corporate Law Attorney Edward N. Tiesenga obtained his J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law, and he graduated with a B.A. cum laude from Hope College in Michigan. He is admitted to practice law before the United States Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and the State of Illinois.

Barry Locke is pleased to announce the formation of his new firm, Locke Law Group, located in the prestigious Willis/Sears Tower.

Locke Law Group accepts referrals of cases in all areas of family law.