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NIU Law Alumni Named Among Illinois’ 2016 Leading Lawyers

The annual list of top attorneys in Illinois has been released by Leading Lawyers, a division of the Law Bulletin Publishing Company, and we are proud to congratulate the following alumni who were named 2016 Leading Lawyers. Fewer than 5% of all lawyers licensed in each state have received this distinction. Leading Lawyers have been recommended by their peers to be among the top lawyers in the areas of practice noted.

Jody L. Booher (’07)
Animal Law, Civil Appellate Law, and Commercial Litigation
Barrick Switzer Long Balsley & Van Evera
Rockford, IL

Gregory J. Chinlund (’96)
Copyright & Trademark Law and Intellectual Property Law
Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP
Chicago, IL

Jeffrey I. Cisco (’03)
Personal Injury Law, General
Kanoski Bresney
Springfield, IL

Gregory W. Coffey (’85)
Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Mathis Maifan & Richter, Ltd.
Edwardsville, IL

Anthony Cuda (’80)
Personal Injury Law: General and Workers’ Compensation Law
Cuda Law Offices, Ltd.
Oak Park, IL

Thomas W. Dillon (’91)
Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice and Professional Malpractice Defense including Legal/Technical/Financial
Konicek & Dillon
Geneva, IL

Joseph G. Feehan (’88)
Personal Injury Defense Law: General, Products Liability Defense Law, and Transportation Defense Law including Aviation/FELA/Maritime
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
Peoria, IL

Julie Galassi (’87)
Employment Law: Employee and Military Law
Hasselberg, Rock, Bell & Kuppler LLP
Peoria, IL

Gordon W. Gates (’86)
Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial, Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Commercial Litigation; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; and Real Estate Law
Gates, Wise, Schlosser & Goebel, P.C.
Springfield, IL

Peggy Gerkin (’88)
Criminal Defense Law, Felonies & Misdemeanors, Family Law, and Workers’ Compensation Law
Franks, Gerkin & McKenna P.C.
Marengo, IL

Thomas A. Green (’84)
Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial, Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Commercial Litigation; Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; and Real Estate Law
Barrick Switzer Long Balsley & Van Evera
Rockford, IL

Steven A. Greenberg (’86)
Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors and White Collar
Steven A. Greenberg and Associates Ltd.
Chicago, IL

Carol A. Hartline (’99)
Workers’ Compensation Defense Law
WillamsMcCarthy LLP
Rockford, IL

David A. Herman (’92)
Commercial Litigation
Giffin Winning Cohen & Bodewes, P.C.
Springfield, IL

Carol L. Hill (’93)
Family Law
Law Office of Carol Hill
Crystal Lake, IL

Gregory W. Hoskins (’95)
Real Estate Law: Residential
Law Offices of Gregory W. Hoskins, LLC
Geneva, IL

Martin A. Kanofsky (’81)
Insurance, Insurance Coverage & Reinsurance Law and Transportation Defense Law including Aviation/FELA/Maritime
Merlo Kanofsky Gregg & Machalinski Ltd.
Chicago, IL

Joseph E. Kolar (’85)
Personal Injury Law: General and Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice
Baizer Kolar & Lewis P.C.
Highland Park, IL

Richard S. Lauter (’81)
Bankruptcy & Workout Law: Commercial
Freeborn & Peters, LLP
Chicago, IL

Diana M. Law (’04)
Elder Law
Law ElderLaw, LLP
Aurora, IL

Rick L. Law (’83)
Elder Law; Trust, Will & Estate Planning Law
Law ElderLaw, LLP
Aurora, IL

Rich Lenkov (’95)
Personal Injury Defense Law: General and Workers’ Compensation Defense Law
Bryce Downey & Lenkov LLC
Chicago, IL

Michael J. Maher (’85)
Environmental Law and Toxic Torts Defense Law
Swanson Martin & Bell LLP
Chicago, IL

Lisa R. Munch ('99)
Health Law and Medical Malpractice Defense Law
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Rockford, IL

G. Edward Murphy (’87)
Family Law
Murphy & Dunn, P.C.
Peoria, IL

Paul Nicolosi (’90)
Closely & Privately Held Business Law; Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Public Finance Law; Real Estate Law; Commercial; and Real Estate Law
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chicago, IL

Lisa M. Nyuli (’89)
Family Law
Ariano, Hardy, Ritt, Nyuli, Richmond, Lytle & Goettel P.C.
South Elgin, IL

James R. Patton (’84)
Medical Malpractice Defense Law and Personal Injury Defense Law
Bozeman, Neighbour, Patton & Noe, LLP
Moline, IL

Janet A. Pioli (’84)
Advertising & Media Law; Copyright & Trademark Law; Intellectual Property Law; and Patent Law
Brinks, Gilson & Lione
Chicago, IL

Kimberly L. Robinson (’89)
Medical Malpractice Defense Law
Cassiday Schade LLP
Chicago, IL

Gabriel M. Rodriguez (’84)
Environmental Law
Schiff Hardin, LLP
Chicago, IL

Scott G. Salemi (’92)
Medical Malpractice Defense Law and Personal Injury Defense Law
Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.
Rockford, IL

John E. Sebastian (’95)
Construction Law
Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP
Chicago, IL

D. Renee Schreoder (’85)
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law; Public Finance Law; and Workers’ Compensation Defense Law
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Rockford, IL

Nancy Chausow Shafer (’80)
Family Law
Chausow Shafter, P.C.
Highland Park, IL

James A. Scheer (’78)
Intellectual Property Law
Husch Blackwell, LLP
Chicago, IL

John E. Stevens (’78)
Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law
Freeborn & Peters, LLP
Springfield, IL

Nicholas C. Syregelas (’78)
Personal Injury Law, General
Nicholas C. Syregelas & Associates
Chicago, IL

Maureen Sullivan Taylor (’82)
ADR Law, Family, and Family Law
Sullivan Taylor & Gumina, P.C.
Naperville, IL 60563

Kathleen T. Zellner (’81)
Civil Appellate Law, Civil Rights/Constitutional Law, Criminal Appellate Law, Criminal Defense Law: Felonies & Misdemeanors, and Personal Injury Law: Professional Malpractice
Kathleen T. Zellner & Association PC
Downers Grove, IL

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For more information, contact:
Melody Mitchell
Alumni Events & Public Relations
(815) 753-9655 or mmitchell@niu.edu

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