Kevin C. Driscoll, Jr., is a Partner in Barnes & Thornburg LLP, in Chicago, where he represents secured and unsecured creditors in Chapter 7, 11, and 13 proceedings. A frequent lecturer and author, Mr. Driscoll has been published by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal and other publications. Mr. Driscoll received his A.B. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Illinois College of Law, where he was a member of the University of Illinois Law Review, which published his note concerning student loan debt in consumer bankruptcy.
S. Linn Perkins is a Partner with Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC, in Peoria, where she concentrates her practice in commercial litigation, banking, creditors’ rights, and collection matters. She authored the numerous chapters in both past and current IICLE® handbooks. She is a member of the Illinois State and Peoria County Bar Associations and the Abraham Lincoln Inns of Court (Emeritus Member). Ms. Perkins received her B.S. from MacMurray College and her J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Tyler W. Smith is an associate at Westervelt, Johnson, Nicoll & Keller, LLC, in Peoria, where he focuses his practice on bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, and collections. He is a member of the Illinois State and Peoria County Bar Associations and a member of the Bankruptcy Association of Southern Illinois. Mr. Smith earned his B.A. from the University of Illinois and his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law.
Kerrianne L. Waters is an attorney with the Law Office of Jeff Green, in Peoria, where she focuses her practice in products liability. She is a member of the Peoria County, Illinois State, and American Bar Associations, as well as the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois. Ms. Waters has been the recipient of the National Association of Women Lawyers Award, awarded Pro Bono Legal Service Certificates (2012– 2013, 2013 – 2014), and named the Peoria County Bar Association’s Pro Bono Young Lawyer of the Year (2019). She earned her B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and her J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.