Nrupa A. Patel is a Partner at Bolen Robinson & Ellis, LLP, in Decatur, where she focuses her practice on family law, criminal defense, orders of protection, and Department of Children and Family Services administrative appeals. She is a recipient of the Decatur Bar Association’s Russel D. Hoerbert Pro Bono Award (2019) and a member of the Decatur and Illinois State Bar Associations. Ms. Patel was a recipient of 2018 Herald and Review’s 20 Under 40: 20 People Under 40 Who Make a Difference in Central Illinois. She earned her B.A. from Bradley University and her J.D. from Northern Illinois University College of Law where she participated in Moot Court, Mock Trial, and was Vice President of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Emily J. Rapp is the Founding Partner of MagnusonRapp Law LLC, in Geneva, where she concentrates her practice in family law. She is a member of the Illinois State Bar Association and the Kane County Bar Association. She is currently a committee member for the Women & the Law Committee for the ISBA and on the Board of Directors for the KCBA. In 2016, Ms. Rapp was selected as an Emerging Lawyer by Leading Lawyers and in 2019 was recognized as a Rising Star. She earned her B.A. from the University of Portland and her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.