R. Sean Hocking is a member of Craig & Craig, LLC, in Mattoon, where he focuses his practice primarily on the areas of commercial real estate, insurance defense, and products liability. Mr. Hocking is a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.
J. Brian Manion is an associate with Weilmuenster & Keck, P.C., in Belleville, where he concentrates his practice in plaintiffs’ personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, municipal law, and labor law. He is a member of the Illinois State Bar and Illinois Trial Lawyers Associations. Mr. Manion received his B.S. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. cum laude from Southern Illinois University, where he served as a case note/comment editor for the Southern Illinois University Law Journal.
Alexander Memmen is Principal at The Memmen Law Firm, LLC, in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on civil litigation. Mr. Memmen is a Director for the Chicago Bar Association Young Lawyers Section and is Director of the YLS Future of the Profession Committee. He also is Cochair of the Chicago Bar Association Moot Court Committee. Mr. Memmen received his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Matthew D. Ports is a Shareholder/Partner with Pfaff, Gill & Ports, Ltd., in Chicago, where he spends 100 percent of his professional time as a trial lawyer representing individuals seriously hurt, injured, or killed as a result of the negligence of others, including the victims of medical malpractice, construction negligence, defective products, auto collisions, and other unsafe or dangerous conditions in Illinois. Mr. Ports is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, as well as the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. He was named a Rising Star by Illinois Super Lawyers in 2009 – 2012. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado and his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law.