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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.
Leo N. Cinquino is a member of Righeimer Martin & Cinquino, P.C., in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in eminent domain litigation. He served for 11 years as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois for eminent domain cases. He is a member of the American, Illinois State, and Chicago Bar Associations. He has lectured for the American Institute of Real Estate Appraisers, the International Right of Way Association, the Society of Municipal Engineers, ISBA, and IICLE® and was editor of the 1992, 1994, and 1996 supplements to Frank S. Righeimer, Jr., EMINENT DOMAIN IN ILLINOIS (Callaghan). Mr. Cinquino is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
Richard F. Friedman is a Member of the managing group at Neal & Leroy, LLC, in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in eminent domain, land use, litigation, and historic preservation. He has been the principal attorney in over 100 appeals. Mr. Friedman teaches historic preservation law at the University of Chicago Law School and in the historic preservation graduate program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Michele S. Gonzalesis a Partner at Elle Law Group, LLC, in Oak Park, where she devotes her practice to eminent domain and complex commercial litigation. Ms. Gonzales is Special Assistant Attorney General and a member of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. Ms. Gonzales received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her J.D. from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she was on the Dean’s Honor List, a member of Moot Court, a legal writing assistant, and a research assistant.
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Richard A. Redmond is a Partner with Holland & Knight LLP, in Chicago, where he represents clients in eminent domain, regulatory takings, land use, environmental, and other real estate-related litigation. In addition to representing private property owners, he provides legal services to governmental entities, including municipalities and state agencies, in his capacity as a Special Assistant to the Illinois Attorney General. Mr. Redmond also provides advice to lawyers and law firms on professional ethics. Mr. Redmond has served on the Illinois Supreme Court Committee on Professional Responsibility since 1983. He is a member of the American Bar Association Section of Litigation, Eminent Domain Committee, and of the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Notre Dame and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.
Patricia A. Small is an associate with the firm Barrett, Twomey, Broom, Hughes & Hoke, LLP, in Carbondale, where she concentrates her practice in civil and appellate litigation and eminent domain matters. She has served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for land acquisition and real estate matters since 1996. She is a former law clerk for Chief Justice William C. Hastings of the Nebraska Supreme Court and is a member of the American Bar Association and Illinois State Bar Association. She is a contributing author to EMINENT DOMAIN PRACTICE (IICLE®, 2020). She received her B.S. from the University of Nebraska — Omaha and her J.D. from the University of Nebraska College of Law.
Mark J. Steger is Senior Counsel at Clark Hill PLC, in Chicago, where he focuses on environmental law. He has been named a Leading Lawyer. Mr. Steger received his B.S. and his M.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Seattle University School of Law.
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Joseph B. VanFleet is a Managing Partner of Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC, in Peoria, where he concentrates his practice in commercial banking. VanFleet is a Litigation Counsel of America Fellow and a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Association. He earned his B.S. with highest honors from the University of Illinois College of Commerce and Business Administration and his J.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Law.
Emily H. Wilburn is an associate at Quinn, Johnston, Henderson, Pretorius & Cerulo in Peoria, where she concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, creditors’ rights, construction, probabe, real estate disputes, and medical malpractice. She is a member of the Peoria County Bar Association, serving as the Chair for the association’s Brown Bag Luncheon CLE series for several years, and of the Abraham Lincoln Inns of Court. Ms. Wilburn received her B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee and her J.D. cum laude from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where she was the Executive Student Materials Editor for the Tennessee Law Review.
Robert J. Will is a Member of Lewis Rice LLC in St. Louis, where he concentrates his practice in matters related trust and estate litigation, commercial litigation, class actions, and condemnation. He is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the Illinois State Bar Association. He currently serves as Cochair for the American Bar Association’s Pretrial Practice and Discovery Committee and is a former Cochair of the ABA’s committees on Homeless Experience Legal Protection, Trust and Estate Litigation, and Zoning and Land Use. Mr. Will received his B.A. summa cum laude from Saint Louis University and his J.D. with high honors and Order of the Coif from George Washington University Law School.
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