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Mark D. DeBofsky is a Partner at DeBofsky, Sherman & Casciari, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on employee benefit (ERISA) claims and litigation. He is an adjunct professor at The John Marshall Law School (2000 – present) and has been named to the Illinois Super Lawyers Top 100. Mr. DeBofsky earned his B.A. from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Ehsan Eftekhari is the Founder and Principal of Eftekhari Law Offices, LLC, in Evanston, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers (amicus curiae and medical negligence committees) and American Bar Associations. He has also been listed as a Super Lawyer (2019). He earned a certificate in applied physiology from Chicago Medical School, his B.S. from Loyola University where he received a research award in pharmacology, and his J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Cynthia S. Kisser is an associate with Lawrence H. Hyman & Associates, in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on personal injury law. She is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and was a mentor in the Illinois Supreme Court Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program (2016 – 2017). Ms. Kisser earned her B.A. from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, her M.A. from Bowling Green State University, and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.
Brian LaCien is an associate with Powers Rogers & Smith, in Chicago. He is a member of the Illinois and American Trial Lawyers Associations, as well as the Chicago and Illinois Bar Associations. Mr. LaCien has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer. He earned his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. magna cum laude from DePaul University College of Law where he was a member of the Order of the Coif.
Leslie J. Rosen is Principal at Leslie J. Rosen Attorney at Law, P.C., in Chicago, where she focuses her practice on civil appeals, litigation support, and guardianship matters. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, serving on the Judicial Evaluation (15+ years) and Amicus Curiae Committees. Ms. Rosen is also a member of the Illinois Appellate Lawyers Association and serves on its Amicus Curiae Committee. She earned her B.A. from the University of Illinois, her M.Ed. from Boston University, and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.
Michael J. Schostok is a law clerk with Powers Rogers & Smith, in Chicago, where he works in personal injury law. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Schostok earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison,and he is a J.D. candidate at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology (spring 2019).
Linda M. Strohschein is the Principal of Strohschein Law Group, LLC, a boutique estate planning and elder law firm in St. Charles. She concentrates her practice on estate and long-term care planning, guardianship, estate and trust administration, and probate litigation. Ms. Strohschein is certified as an elder law attorney (CELA) by the National Elder Law Foundation. Although CELA is not required by the State of Illinois, this title is earned through a multifaceted process and the attorney must successfully pass a comprehensive certification exam to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of elder law. She is a frequent speaker on a variety of estate planning and disability topics. Ms. Strohschein is a current member of the Kane County Bar Association. In addition, she is also a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and serves as the Treasurer of the Executive Board for the Illinois chapter. Ms. Strohschein received her B.A. from George Mason University and her J.D. from The John Marshall Law School.
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