Mark D. DeBofsky is a Partner at DeBofsky Law, Ltd., in Chicago, where he focuses hispractice on employee benefit (ERISA) claims and litigation. He is an adjunct professor at University of Illinois Chicago School of Law (2000 – present) and a member of the American and Illinois State Bar Associations. 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 of Eftekhari Law Offices, LLC, in Des Plaines. His practice focuses on litigating cases in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association and the American Bar Association and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer. He received his B.S. from Loyola University, his M.A. from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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 a Founding Partner at Smith LaCien LLP, in Chicago. He is a member of the Chicago and Illinois State Bar Associations, the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Justice (Chair — Aviation Section). LaCien has been recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer since 2011. He earned his B.A. from the University of Iowa and his J.D. magna cum laude from the 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 an associate at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C., in Chicago, where he focuses his practice on personal injury and medical malpractice law. He is a member of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Michael Matters Foundation. Schostok earned his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law.
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.