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Michael F. Bonamarte is a Partner at Levin & Perconti in Chicago, where he works passionately and diligently to help individuals and their families who have been harmed as a result of wrongful conduct, achieving outstanding results in a number of high-profile nursing home, wrongful-death, medical malpractice, and personal injury lawsuits. He speaks regularly for the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and IICLE®. He is a member of the Chicago, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations and the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He is Secretary of the Nursing Home Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and President of the Justinian Society. Mr. Bonamarte received his B.S. with academic distinction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School, where he was selected to the Dean’s List during both his second and third years and received the highest attainable grades in both trial advocacy and advanced trial advocacy.
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.
F. Willis Caruso is a Clinical Professor at The John Marshall Law School, the Co-Executive Director of The John Marshall Fair Housing Legal Support Center & Clinic, and the Director of The John Marshall Pro Bono Program & Clinic. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. Mr. Caruso is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he received both his B.S. and his J.D.
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 is a sole practitioner in Evanston, where her practice focuses on estate planning, trusts, prenuptials, elder law, powers of attorney, probate and trust administration, guardianship administration, and related contested matters. She is a recipient of volunteer awards from IICLE® and the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services Volunteer Award and an award from the North Suburban Bar Association. Ms. Dembicki received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
Janna S. Dutton is a Principal at Dutton & Casey, P.C., in Chicago, where she concentrates in estate planning, probate, and elder law issues, including guardianship and financial exploitation matters, trusts and estate planning, Medicaid planning and applications, and probate and estate administration. She is certified by the National Elder Law Foundation as an elder law attorney and has held this certification since 1995. Prior to opening her private practice in 1989, Ms. Dutton was the Project Director of Senior Citizens Legal Services with the Cook County Legal Assistance Foundation. Ms. Dutton is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, Illinois Chapter; the Chicago Bar Association, Elder Law Committee, Trust Law Committee; and the Council of Advanced Practitioners (CAP) of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. The CAP is an invitation-only membership for experienced Certified Elder Law Attorneys with an AV rating. Ms. Dutton completed her undergraduate education at Wheaton College and received her J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.
Carey C. Gill is an associate attorney with Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, in Carbondale, where she concentrates on estate planning, probate litigation, real estate, eminent domain, and civil litigation and is a Special Assistant Attorney General for land acquisition. Ms. Gill is a member of the Jackson County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association, and the Southern Illinois American Inns of Court. She received her B.A. from Monmouth College and J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
Deborah Hagan was with the Attorney General’s Office for over 30 years. She served as Division Chief of the statewide Consumer Protection Division of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General in Springfield and Chicago. She also served as an Assistant Attorney General, Deputy Chief, and Bureau Chief of the Consumer Fraud Bureau. Ms. Hagan has written for IICLEÒ’s ADVISING ELDERLY CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES and for the Illinois Bar Journal. She received her B.A. from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law.
Brittany Heitz is an associate in the Chicago office of Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP, where she focuses her practice on complex family law. She is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, the Illinois Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. 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.
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.
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 an attorney at Generation Law, Ltd., in Elmhurst, where he concentrates on elder law. He is a past member of the IICLE® Board of Directors. He is a member of the Illinois State and DuPage County Bar Associations and of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Mr. Neiburger received his B.A. from the University of Illinois, passed the Illinois CPA exam, and received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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Robert M. Perbohner is Counsel to the Management Member of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago, where he focuses on government policy and administration. He received his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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.
Rebecca L. Pruitt serves as Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in Springfield. She has been a presenter at IICLE® and Missouri Bar Continuing Legal Education programs on various elder law topics. Ms. Pruitt received the Pro Bono Award from the Missouri Bar. She received her B.S. and her M.S.W. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
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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.
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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.
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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