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  2. Commercial Real Estate: 10%
  3. Government: 10%
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
  5. Other: 10%
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Giffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.

1 West Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 600

Springfield, IL, 62701-1383


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law199205/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2012
Leading Lawyer in Commercial LitigationLeading Lawyers Network2012
Leading Lawyer in Commercial LitigationLeading Lawyers Network2011
Leading Lawyer in Commercial LitigationLeading Lawyers Network2010
Leading Lawyer in Commercial LitigationLeading Lawyer Network2009
Leading Lawyer in Commerical LiitigationLeading Lawyers Network2008
"Fourty under 40" AwardSpringfield Business Journal2002
Basic Training Honor GraduateUnited States Air Force1986
American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional LawLawyer Cooperative PublishingN/A
American Jurisprudence Award in Commercial TransactionsLawyer Cooperative PublishingN/A
American Jurisprudence Award in Advanced Legal ResearchLawyer Cooperative PublishingN/A
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Outstanding Service by a First Year StudentDelta Theta Phi Law FraternityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Hearing OfficerCity of Springfield Illinois2003 - Present
President/Chief Operating OfficerGiffin, Winning, Cohen & Bodewes, PC2007 - 2011
Hearing ExaminerIllinois State Board of Elections2004 - 2012
Student Law ClerkIllinois Circuit Court for Hon. Thomas Hornsby1992 - 1992
Summer Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Central Division of Illinois for Hon. Richard Mills1990 - 1990
Combat Arms InstructorIllinois Air National Guard1986 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Illinois State Bar AssociationFormer Member of Federal Civil Practice ComitteeN/A
Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of AmericaN/AN/A
National Guard Association of IllinoisLife MemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Bar Association of the Central and Southern Federal Districts of IllinoisRules CommitteeN/A
Sangamon County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois Association of Defense Trial CounselN/AN/A
American Inn of Courts-Lincoln-Douglas ChapterMemberN/A
Illinois State Bar AssociationFormer Member of Young Lawyers CommitteeN/A
Sangamon County Bar AssociationPresident2009 - 2009
Sangamon County Bar AssociationFirst Vice-President2008 - 2008
Sangamon County Bar AssociationSecond Vice President2007 - 2007
Sangamon County Bar AssociationSecretary2005 - 2006
Sangamon County Bar Association-Young Lawyers DivisionPresident2001 - 2001
Illinois State Bar Association-YLD Downstate Education SubcommitteeChair1999 - 1999
Leadership SpringfieldChairman1998 - 1999
Leadership SpringfieldVice-Chairman1997 - 1998
Publication nameTitleDate
Products Liability 50 State Handbook- WestIllinois Chapter1994
11 N.Ill.U.L.Rev. 355Rutan v. Republican Party of Illinois and Patronage Employement Practices: Clarification or Confusion?1991
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northern Illinois University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Illinois State UniversityBusiness Administration and MangementOther - Bachelors1989
Community College of the US Air ForceSmall Arms Training and MaintenanceAssocaite in Applied ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Young Lawyers Division CouncilDown-State Bridge the Gap ProgramN/A
SUI School of Medicine Mock TrialDarling v. Charleston Memorial HosptialN/A