The Illinois Bar Foundation is proud to host periodic Fellows Receptions, honoring attorneys around the state who embody the mission of the Illinois Bar Foundation through their leadership and dedication to the legal community.

To find out more about our upcoming Fellows Receptions, visit our Events page or contact us at 312-726-6072.

Interested in nominating an attorney to be honored at a Fellows Reception?

Email IBFinfo@isba.org or call 312-726-6072.

fellows reception honorees

Fiscal year 2019

Central Illinois Fellows Reception

honoring

William A. Allison (Allison & Mosby-Scott, Retired)​

Darrel L. Hartweg (Hartweg, Turner, Wood and DeVary)

Guy C. Fraker (Law Office of Guy C. Fraker, P.C., Retired)

John R. Luedtke (Bank of Illinois, Retired)

Ralph Turner (Hartweg, Turner, Wood and deVary)

April 18, 2019

Bloomington, Illinois

Kane County Fellows Reception

honoring

State Representative Steven A. Andersson (Illinois' 65th Legislative District)

January 22, 2019

Geneva, Illinois

Fiscal year 2018

DeKalb County Fellows Reception

honoring

Richard L. Turner, Jr. (Turner & Sackett, LLC)

May 17, 2018

DeKalb, Illinois

Southern Illinois Fellows Reception

honoring

Eugenia C. Hunter (Eugenia C. Hunter, Attorney at Law)

& posthumously honoring

Hon. David W. Watt, Jr. (1st Judicial Circuit Court)

May 10, 2018

Carbondale, Illinois

Fiscal year 2017

McHenry County Fellows Reception

honoring

Herbert H. Franks (Franks Gerkin McKenna)

& posthumously honoring

H. Joseph Gitlin (The Gitlin Law Firm)

June 27, 2017

Bull Valley, Illinois

Rock Island County Fellows Reception

honoring

Robert T. Park (Califf & Harper, P.C.)

& posthumously honoring

Martin H. Katz (Katz Nowinski P.C.)

with the Fellows Award.

April 27, 2017

Coal Valley, Illinois

Metro East Fellows Reception

honoring

J. William Lucco (Lucco, Brown, Threlkeld & Dawson LLP) & 

Lois Wood (Land of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation)

with the Fellows Award.

July 21, 2016

Collinsville, Illinois

Fiscal year 2016

Lake County Fellows Reception

honoring

Deborah Goldberg (Goldberg & Kane) & 

Bernard Wysocki (Wysocki & Smith)

with the Fellows Award

January 28, 2016

Gurnee, Illinois

Fiscal year 2015

McLean County Fellows Reception

honoring

Hon. Elizabeth Robb, Ret. (formerly Chief Judge of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Illinois) & 

Mike McElvain (Law Office of Mike McElvain)

with the Fellows Award.

April 30, 2015

Bloomington, Illinois

DuPage County Fellows Reception

honoring

Joseph Mirabella Jr. (Mirabella Kincaid Frederick & Mirabella, LLC) & 

Christine M. Ory (Law Office of Christine M. Ory, P.C.)

with the DuPage County Beacon of the Profession Award, reserved for DuPage attorneys that have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the legal profession and made exceptional efforts to promote access to justice

February 26, 2015

Naperville, Illinois

Fiscal year 2014

Winnebago County Fellows Reception

honoring

Joe Dailing (Joseph A. Dailing, Attorney at Law),

Roberta "Bobbie" Holzwarth (HolmstromKennedyPC) &

Nancy Hyzer (Guyer & Enichen P.C.)

with the Fellows Award.

May 28, 2014

Rockford, Illinois

Kane County Fellows Reception

honoring

Patrick M. Kinnally (Kinnally Flaherty Krentz Loran Hodge & Masur P.C.) & 

Susan W. Rogaliner (Susan W. Rogaliner, Attorney & Counselor at Law)

with the Fellows Award.

May 22, 2014

Geneva, Illinois

Peoria County Fellows Reception

honoring

Hon. John A. Gorman  (U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois)

with the Fellows Award.

April 4, 2014

Peoria, Illinois

Champaign County Fellows Reception

honoring

Hon. Michael P. McCuskey (U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois)

with the Fellows Award.

November 20, 2013

Urbana, Illinois

Fiscal year 2013

Will County Fellows Reception

honoring

George F. Mahoney, III (Mahoney, Silverman & Cross, LLC)

with the Fellows Award.

April 25, 2013

Joliet, Illinois

Fiscal year 2012

Rock Island Fellows Reception

honoring

Justice Thomas L. Kilbride (Illinois Supreme Court)

with the Rock Island County Beacon of the Profession Award

May 3, 2012

Rock Island, Illinois

Fiscal year 2011

DuPage County Fellows Reception

honoring

John B. Kincaid (Mirabella, Kincaid, Frederick & Mirabella, LLC)

with the DuPage County Beacon of the Profession Award

April 21, 2011

Naperville, Illinois

Fiscal year 2010

DuPage County Fellows Reception

honoring

Hon. William J. Bauer (Seventh Circuit United States Court of Appeals)

 & posthumously honoring

Ralph A. Gabric (Ralph A. Gabric & Associates)

with the inaugural DuPage County Beacon of the Profession Award

April 23, 2010

Naperville, Illinois

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