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Brown, Hay, and Stephens, LLP, is pleased to announce that on June 1, 2016, it opened an office in Edwardsville, Illinois. The additional location will allow the firm to improve its ability to service the diverse needs of existing clients and to introduce Illinois' oldest law firm to the Metro-East area. Established in 1828 by John T. Stuart, Abraham Lincoln’s first law partner, Brown, Hay & Stephens also maintains an office in Chicago.

The new office is located at 101 West Vandalia St., Suite 305-M, Edwardsville, Il 62025, Telephone No. (618) 250-2006.

Lauren Boaz was named a partner of SWMK Law as of July 1. She is the first of the firm’s attorneys to become partner since their founding in 2012. Founding partners of the firm are Ben Schmickle, Steve Wohlford, Matt Morris, and Joe Kusmierczak.

SWMK Law specializes in mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer litigation, and has a nationwide client base. Boaz leads the SWMK team that seeks recovery for mesothelioma clients from bankruptcy trust funds.

Alice Sackett
Alice Sackett
Rick Turner
Rick Turner
Turner Law Offices is proud to announce the formation of its new firm Turner & Sackett, LLC.  Rick Turner and Alice Sackett [previously Alice Henrikson] are the founding members.

Rick Turner has been named a Leading Lawyer and has more than 30 years of trial experience representing injured persons and their families in wrongful death, medical malpractice, serious personal injury and workers’ compensation claims.

Adam R. Vaught
Adam R. Vaught
Albert C. Angelo
Albert C. Angelo
The national law firm of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is proud to announce the election of the following attorneys to partnership:

Based in Hinshaw's Chicago office, Albert C. Angelo focuses his practice primarily on tort defense litigation, including cases involving transportation, products liability, toxic tort, chemical exposure, fire litigation, construction defect and general liability matters. As a member of a large self-insured company's national defense team — focusing primarily on transportation/auto-collision claims — he provides pro hac vice representation throughout the United States. Mr. Angelo also is a key player in a major transportation company's national litigation program. Additionally, he handles transactions and litigation involving estate planning and asset protection matters. Mr. Angelo earned his J.D. (2009) and LL.M., with honors, in Taxation, from John Marshall Law School. He received his B.A. (2004) from DePaul University.

Having helped create and having served fifty years with the Federal Defender Program, Terence F. MacCarthy is officially retired on June 30, 2016.

The Chicago Defender Office, the first Federal Defender office, is considered a model office. Since 2009, it has been ably run by Carol A. Brook. Since its inception no staff attorney has ever been held in contempt nor has the office been found to have rendered ineffective of incompetent representation. The office proudly has two district court judges and has had five federal magistrate judges, and many state court judges.

Jocelyn L. Koch
Jocelyn L. Koch
J. Joseph McCoy
J. Joseph McCoy
The law firm of HolmstromKennedyPC is pleased to announce that J. Joseph McCoy and Jocelyn L. Koch have become shareholders in the firm.

J. Joseph McCoy has represented dozens of companies in connection with business acquisitions and sales, providing counsel on all aspects of the transaction from negotiation to closing. Joe advises clients regarding business organization, governance, management, and growth. In addition to his work on business acquisitions and sales, Joe also has significant experience working with companies on intellectual property and privacy law issues, including advising health care providers on HIPAA and state privacy law compliance, as well as registering, managing, and enforcing trademarks and copyrights for his clients.

The suburban Chicago law firms of Momkus McCluskey LLC, Nyberg & Cassioppi, LLC, and Roberts PC announced today that their owners have agreed to merge their law practices effective July 1, 2016.

This merger creates a combined law firm of 31 lawyers, making it one of the largest law firms in DuPage County. The firm, which will be known as Momkus McCluskey Roberts LLC and be headquartered in Lisle, Illinois, will practice across a wide range of highly complementary disciplines, including business and transactional law, commercial and civil litigation, estate planning, trust and estate administration, family law, lending law and finance, healthcare law, real estate and appellate practice.

Gartner Law Offices, Inc. and its Attorneys Scott J. Gartner, Christopher P. Hughes and Matthew J. DeMartini have joined with the law firm of Ralph, Schwab & Schiever, Chartered with offices in Vernon Hills, Antioch, Chicago and Pleasant Prairie.

Ralph, Schwab, Gartner & Schiever, Chartered will now be representing clients from Chicago to Milwaukee with a broader range of services and practical solutions to your legal matters.

John Larson
John Larson
John Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC is pleased to announce the opening of the firm’s office at 512 W Burlington Ave., Suite 109, La Grange, Illinois 60525. Larson & Greenberg Law Group also has a location in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.

“We are excited about our opening in La Grange and serving the legal needs of the residents of La Grange, Western Springs, Hinsdale, Brookfield, Countryside, La Grange Park, and the surrounding areas,” says Founder and Partner John Larson of Larson & Greenberg Law Group, LLC.

Antonio M. Romanucci, Founding Partner and Principal at Romanucci & Blandin, LLC, was recently nominated as 3rd Vice President by the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA). The Nominating Committee Report was submitted for approval June 10th at ITLA’S Annual Membership Meeting at Westin Chicago River North, Chicago, Illinois.

Mr. Romanucci has been an ITLA board member since 2003. As an ITLA member, their mission is to fight to ensure all citizens receive equal footing in the courtroom, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Members, like Romanucci, see to it that those who harm consumers, other individuals, or even their own employees, are held accountable.