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Michael F. Bonamarte IV is a Managing Partner at Levin & Perconti in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in personal injury, medical malpractice, birth injury, and wrongful death. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association’s Board of Managers, a member of the American Association for Justice and Past Chair of its Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been recognized by Leading Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and Crain’s 2021 Notable Gen X Leaders in Accounting, Consulting and Law and is a recipient of the Trail Excellence Award. He received his B.S. with academic distinction from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his J.D. from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, where he was recognized on the Dean’s List.
Colin A. Brietzke is the founder of Chicagoland Neuropsychology LLC, a multidisciplinary neuropsychological and clinical neuroscientific assessment practice based in Oak Park. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a clinical neuropsychologist whose primary goal is to make the neurobiological underpinnings of cognitive disorders understandable by the legal community. His education includes a master’s degree in Forensic Psychology, a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology, and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Prior to entering private practice, Dr. Brietzke worked in a variety of clinical and forensic settings, including the DuPage County Probation Department and Elgin Mental Health Center’s Forensic Treatment Program. Dr. Brietzke’s areas of expertise include acquired brain injuries, dementia, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He has extensive experience assessing a wide range of legal competencies, as well as evaluating malingering and deception.
William L. Broom III is a Partner at Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, in Carbondale, where he concentrates his practice in civil litigation, estate planning, and eminent domain. He has been a Special Assistant Attorney for the Illinois Department of Transportation for eminent domain and land acquisition since 1983. He is active in the Illinois State Bar Association and has served as Chair of its Committees on Professional Responsibility, Healthcare, and Continuing Legal Education. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Broom received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Debra S. Chesnin is a general attorney for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago in the Office of General Counsel. Ms. Chesnin received her B.A. with high honors from the University of Michigan and her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Amy Parise Delaney is a Shareholder of Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd., which maintains offices in Chicago, Orland Park, and Oak Brook. She focuses her practice on elder law, including nursing home residents’ rights, guardianships, special-needs planning, estate planning, and Medicaid appeals. She serves on the legislation committee of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter. She has achieved the highest A.V. rating by Martindale-Hubble in both skills and ethics, has been awarded the title of Leading Lawyer and Super Lawyer, and is a Member of the National Elder Law Foundation. She was nominated to the Council of Advanced Practitioners with the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys in 2018. She serves as Chairperson of the Veterans Legal Aid Society, is a guardian ad litem in Cook County, and is a frequent speaker and author on elder law issues.
Pauline G. Dembicki,of the Law Offices of Pauline G. Dembicki in Evanston, is a sole practitioner focusing on probate, adult guardianships, and trusts. She is a frequent speaker for various bar organizations and community groups and has written articles for the American, Illinois State, Chicago, North Suburban, and Women’s Bar Associations as well as the Advocates Society. Ms. Dembicki received her B.A. from the University of Illinois Chicago and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Brittany Heitz Goodlett is a Partner at the Chicago office of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, where she focuses her practice on family law. She has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star and a Leading Lawyers Emerging Lawyer. Ms. Heitz received her B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from DePaul University College of Law.
Catherine E. Lenert is a Partner at the Elder Law Center and Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi, Lenert & Julien, P.C., in Sugar Grove where she focuses on estate planning and long-term care/Medicaid planning. She is a member of the Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations and a Past President and current member of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She has served as a continuing legal education presenter for the Illinois State and Kane County Bar Associations and IICLE®. Ms. Lenert received her B.A. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Steven M. Levin is Cofounder of and Senior Partner at Levin & Perconti in Chicago, with more than 30 years of plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation experience and success. He was among the first attorneys in the country to handle nursing home cases and has established a reputation as one of the country’s top litigators in nursing home litigation. He is a member of the National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care Leadership Council, an organization dedicated to protecting the rights of nursing home residents and their families, and is also the former Chair of the American Association for Justice Nursing Home Litigation Group. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer every year since 2005 and selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2013. Mr. Levin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Jaye R. Lindsay is an attorney with The O’Fallon Firm in O’Fallon. He concentrates on probate, personal injury, and VA and military law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and disabled American Veterans. Mr. Lindsay received his B.A. from the University of South Florida and his J.D. and LL.M. in Health Law and Policy from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Helen Mesoloras is a Partner at Dutton Casey & Mesoloras, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates her practice in elder law. She is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and served as President of the Illinois Chapter in 2017. Ms. Mesoloras is a Certified Elder Law Attorney. She is also a member of the and the Chicago Bar Association, having served as Chair of the CBA Elder Law Committee. She received her B.A. with honors and her J.D. from DePaul University.
Andrea K. Muchin is a Partner at Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP in Chicago, where she focues on matrimonial law. She is a board member for the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group, is on the women’s board for the Jewish United Fund, and is a member of the Institutional Advancement Committee for Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School. She has been recognized by Leading Lawyers Network and named a Top 100 Women Consumer Lawyer by Leading Lawyers. She is an active member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. Ms. Muchin received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her J.D. from Boston University School of Law.
Ben A. Neiburger is a Partner at Generation Law in Elmhurst, where he concentrates his practice on elder law and ERISA. He is a member of U.S. Supreme Court Bar, the U.S. District Court Bar, the Northern District of Illinois Bar, and the Illinois State Bar Association. He has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer in Elder Law (2007, 2009 – present). He is also a C.P.A. Mr. Neiburger received his B.S. at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Peter J. Orlowicz is a general attorney for the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago, where he focuses on administrative law, employee benefits, and government ethics. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Government Lawyers and a Former Chair of the Illinois State University Attorneys Advisory Board. Mr. Orlowicz received his B.S. from Illinois State University and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Lee T. Polk is Of Counsel to Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses on employee benefits, employment law, and tax law. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Polk received his B.A. from Coe College and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Sheryl Ring is the Legal Director of Open Communities Legal Aid in Evanston, where she focuses on housing, consumer and tenant rights, foreclosure defense, and discrimination and civil rights. She is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates and the Illinois State and American Bar Associations. Ms. Ring received her B.A. summa cum laude from McDaniel College and her J.D. from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.
Michael R. Robinson is an Administrative Law Judge with the Illinois Human Rights Commission in Springfield. He has authored several articles for the Illinois State Bar Association’s Illinois Bar Journal, of which three were cited as winners of the Lincoln Legal Writing Award in 1985, 1986, and 1989. Judge Robinson received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Sharon R. Rudy is a sole practitioner in Rockford, where her practice is concentrated in adult guardianships, estate administration, and representation of victims of elder abuse and exploitation. She has previously served as Public Guardian and Public Administrator for Winnebago and Boone Counties and is a member of the Winnebago County Bar Association, the President of the Illinois Guardianship Association since 2018, and a member and Past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association Elder Law Section Council. Ms. Rudy received her B.A. from Carleton College and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Elisha D. Sanders is an associate at Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, in Carbondale. She focuses her practice in estate planning and administration, business law, and civil litigation. She has been a member of the Illinois State Bar Association since 2015, is a member of the ISBA Standing Committee on Law Office Management & Economics for 2019 – 2020, has been a member of the Missouri Bar Association since 2016, and is a member of the Jackson County Bar Association. Ms. Sanders received her B.S. from Southeast Missouri State University and her J.D. with a certificate in business and transactional law from the Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Sandra Blanco Schildgen is an associate at Wilson & Wilson Estate Planning & Elder Law LLC, in Northbrook, where she concentrates on elder law. She serves on the Board of Directors and is a trust committee member for Life’s Plan, Inc. She was the recipient of the President’s Award and the Above and Beyond Award from the National Association of Securities Dealers. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. Ms. Schildgen received her B.A. from Columbia University and her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.
Michael P. Seng is a professor at The John Marshall Law School, the Co-Executive Director of The John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Support Center, and the coordinator of The John Marshall Law School’s Czech law program. Mr. Seng is a graduate of The University of Notre Dame, where he received both his B.A. and his J.D.
Heather E. Voorn is a Partner with Delaney Delaney & Voorn, Ltd., in Chicago, Oak Brook, and Orland Park, and dedicates her practice to elder law. Ms. Voorn is certified as an Elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. She is a Guardian ad Litem and accredited by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. She is a member of the Illinois State, Will County, and South Suburban Bar Associations and the Estate Planning Council of Greater Joliet. Ms. Voorn earned her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Florida State University and her J.D. magna cum laude from The John Marshall Law School, where she was on the Law Review and externed for the Honorable Charles R. Norgle of the Northern District of Illinois District Court.
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