The IBF is managed by a 30-member Board of Directors sanctioned by the Bylaws. The Board of Governors of the Illinois State Bar Association elects twelve members selected from Illinois’ five appellate districts for a term of two years. The president and three vice presidents of the Illinois State Bar Association serve as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors of the Foundation during their respective terms as such Officers of the ISBA. Also serving as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors are the president, three vice-presidents, and the immediate past president of the Illinois Bar Foundation. Two members of the Board of Governors of the ISBA are appointed at large by the president of the ISBA for one-year terms. The immediate past president of the Young Lawyers Division serves for a term of one year. The chair, vice-chair and secretary of The Fellows serve as ex-officio members of the Board of Directors during their respective terms as Fellows Officers. Three at-large Directors are appointed by the president of the Illinois Bar Foundation and serve two-year terms.





Deane B. Brown


Hughes Socol Piers Resnick Dym, Ltd.

Chicago, IL

William A. Peithmann

First Vice President

The Peithmann Law Office

Mahomet, IL

Lisa M. Nyuli

Second Vice President

Ariano Hardy Ritt Nyuli Richmond Lytle & Goettel P.C.

South Elgin, IL

Sandra Crawford

Third Vice President

Law Crawford, P.C.

Chicago, IL

Lauren Tuckey

Secretary & First District

Quarles & Brady LLP

Chicago, IL

Timothy W. Kelly

Immediate Past President

Kelly & Castagna, L.L.C.

Bloomington, IL


Mark L. Karno

Treasurer & First District

Mark L. Karno & Associates, L.L.C.

Chicago & Aurora, IL


Kristin Barnette McCarthy

IBF Presidential Appointment

Kralovec, Jambois & Schwartz

Chicago, IL

Timothy L. Bertschy

3rd District

Peoria, IL

Bridget C. Duignan

1st District

Latherow & Duignan

Chicago, IL

Christopher L. Dore

IBF Presidential Appointment

Edelson PC

Chicago, IL

Jessica R. Durkin

YLD Liaison

City of Chicago Law Department

Chicago, IL

Ava George Stewart

1st District

Law Office of Ava George Stewart

Chicago, IL

Anna P. Krolikowska

ISBA Second Vice President 

K& R Family Legal Services

Northbrook, IL

George G. Leynaud

3rd District

Leynaud & Leynaud

Peru, IL

Claire A. Manning

4th District

Brown Hay + Stephens

Springfield, IL

Dennis J. Orsey

ISBA President Elect

Dennis J. Orsey, General Practice Attorney

Granite City, IL

John L. Nisivaco

Chair of the Fellows

Boudreau & Nisivaco LLC

Chicago, IL

Mary F. Petruchius

2nd District

Prairie State Legal Services

St. Charles, IL

R. Stephen Scott

4th District

Scott & Scott, P.C.

Springfield, IL

Susan W. Rogaliner

2nd District

Susan W. Rogaliner, Attorney at Law

St. Charles, IL

Jennifer A. Shaw

5th District

The Shaw Law Group, P.C.

Edwardsville, IL

Gregory L. Shevlin

5th District

Cook, Bartholomew, Shevlin & Cook LLP

Belleville, IL

David B. Sosin

ISBA President

Sosin, Arnold & Schoenbeck, Ltd.

Orland Park, IL

Ryan P. Theriault

IBF Presidential Appointment

Meyers & Flowers

St. Charles, IL

Sarah E. Toney

ISBA Presidential Appointment

The Toney Law Firm

Chicago, IL

Rory T. Weiler

ISBA 3rd Vice President

Weiler & Lengle PC

St. Charles, IL

Cory White

Fellows Secretary 

Milhouse Engineering & Construction

Chicago, IL

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