Board of Visitors
The purposes of the Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois University College of Law are to:
- Increase awareness of the College's mission and programs within the Illinois legal community, with particular emphasis on the northern tier of the state;
- Serve in an advisory capacity to the administration and the faculty in self-study and evaluation of the College and its educational programs;
- Provide linkage between the College and the Illinois legal community and develop mechanisms for the interchange of ideas between the College and the legal profession;
- Assist in developing strategies for enhancing the resources and financial support of the College; and
- Advise the College with regard to recruitment and improvements in the areas of recruitment and retention of students and career counseling and placement.
2016-17 Board of Visitors
Northern Illinois University
College of Law
Hon. Bill Haddad (ret.), Chair
Circuit Court of Cook County
J. Matthew Pfeiffer ‘00, Vice Chair
Owner, Pfeiffer Law Offices, P.C.
Kate G. McCabe '01, Secretary
Judicial Clerk, Third District, Illinois Appellate Court
Louis G. Apostol '78, Immediate Past Chair
IL Property Tax Appeal Board
Springfield / Des Plaines, IL
Of Counsel, Williams Williams Ratner & Plunkett
Hon. Manuel Barbosa (ret.)
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Illinois
Partner, Higgins & Burke
St. Charles, IL
Kenneth C. Chessick ‘84
Law Office of Kenneth Chessick, M.D., J.D.
Of Counsel, Clifford Law Offices
CEO and Chairman, Restaurant.com
Kelli M. Childress
Kane County Public Defender
St. Charles, IL
Vincent F. Cornelius ‘89
Law Offices of Vincent F. Cornelius
Robert K. Downs
Downs Law Offices, P.C.
Brent Eames '09
Whiteside & Goldberg, Ltd.
Ald. Robert W. Fioretti ’78
Roth & Fioretti
Hon. Susan Fayette Hutchinson
Illinois Appellate Court, Second District
Kenya Jenkins-Wright '03
Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission
David Keay ’80
Of Counsel, Keay & Costello, P.C.
Hon. Thomas Kilbride
Illinois Supreme Court
Rock Island, IL
Rich Lenkov ‘95
Bryce, Downey & Lenkov LLC
Michael J. Maher ‘85
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP
Tony J. Miller '01
Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson, P.C.
John S. Monical ’94
Partner, Lawrence, Kamin, Saunders & Uhlenhop
Cherilyn G. Murer ’78
President/CEO, Murer Consultants, Inc.
Leanne Ebert Murphy
Attorneys’ Title Guaranty Fund, Inc.
Arlington Heights, IL
Lonny B. Ogus ’78
Law Offices of Lonny B. Ogus
Janet A. Pioli '84
Shareholder, Brinks Gilson & Lione
Hon. Henry R. Simmmons (ret.)
Managing Partner, Clifford Law Offices
Paul Vella ‘96
Vella & Lund