Almost lifetime resident of Aurora from elementary school to returning from law school to start my professional career. While primarily a Family Law practitioner (including certifications Guardian ad Litem (since 1998) and Family Law Mediator (since 2002) Kane and Kendall Counties), I have significant experience in other civil practice subjects, including trials. I consider Kane and Kendall Counties my "home" counties, but have had more occasional appearances in farther south and west counties.
Professional activities include presenter experience for Kane County Bar Association seminars (Family, Guardian ad Litem, and Mediation most frequently), service on the Kane County Bar Foundation Board of Directors, and past stints as Kane County Bar Foundation counsel and Kane County Bar Association counsel. Pro bono activities include Kane County Family Lawyer in the LIbrary, Kendall County Lawyer in the Lobby, and Kane County CASA.
Personal activities include music performance (adult community band), cycling, and politics in various forms and intensity depending on the situation.
|IL||Active And Authorized To Practice Law||1981||12/20/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Attorney||CASA Kane County||2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Kane County Bar Foundation||Director||2009 - Present|
|Illinois State Bar Association||1981 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Association||1981 - Present|
|Kane County Bar Foundation||General Counsel||2005 - 2006|
|Kane County Bar Association||General Counsel||2004 - 2005|
|Washington University School of Law||JD||N/A|
|Last Minute Seminar||Family Law Update||2013|
|Guardian Ad Litem Training||UCCJEA and Hague Convention||2012|
|Spring 2010 Family Law Seminar||GAL Panel discussion||2010|
|In re the Guardianship of Zachary Brian Cassidy||Petition granted|
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