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Join us for the first-ever Lawyers Rock Golf Classic! A classic 18-hole golf scramble at historic Cog Hill will be followed by a lively reception featuring performances by Lawyers Rock Hall of Famers The Thornes and Flood Waters.


Shotgun start at 11:30 am | Registration opens at 10:30 am

Golf foursomes & sponsorships include cart & green fees, boxed lunch and beverage tickets for all golfers, welcome gift bags, skills contest prizes, and all-inclusive tickets to the evening's Lawyers Rock Reception. 



Doors at 5:30 pm

Tickets for the Lawyers Rock Reception only are $75 each and may be purchased separately for non-golfers. In addition to entertainment from our Lawyers Rock bands, reception tickets include a buffet of heavy hors d'oeuvres and access to the open bar featuring alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

A variety of sponsorships offering tickets, golf foursomes, sponsor recognition and more are available, beginning at just $250!

Proceeds of this virtual event benefit the charitable programs of the Illinois Bar Foundation.

Ticket purchases, donations, and sponsorships of this event are tax deductible

to the extent allowed by law.

covid-19 information

We look forward to safely reuniting with you in person this summer! The Lawyers Rock Golf Classic and Cog Hill Golf & Country Club will adhere to all state health & safety guidance and mandates. Our Lawyers Rock Reception will take place in Cog Hill's open-air Pavilion Tent, allowing room for social distancing.


Cog Hill requires masks to be worn in any buildings on the property but does not require masks outdoors. Cog Hill staff will wear masks throughout their shift. All food will be served by staff and protected by plexiglass dividers, and hand sanitizer stations will be available throughout the property. This information will be updated in the event of any changes.


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Our Lawyers Rock Reception will feature two Hall of Fame bands from our classic Lawyers Rock event! Be sure to vote for your favorite to help them win the coveted "Fan Favorite" award.

The Thornes

The Thornes are a group primarily composed of fathers of children who attend (or have attended) Hawthorne Scholastic Academy, a Chicago Public Magnet school located in the shadow of Wrigley Field, the home of the World Champion Chicago Cubs. At one time, the band had 14 children attending the school at the same time!


The band is comprised of a group of talented musicians all of whom played (or still play) with Chicago area bands, including three lawyers: bassist Joe Gagliardo, a Judge on the Illinois Court of Claims; horns Steve Schneck, Of Counsel with Miner, Barnhill and Galland (and noted jazz musician); and drummer Peter Birnbaum, the President of Attorneys' Title Guaranty Fund and Chief Justice of the Illinois Court of Claims. Bob Barnett, Louie Kritikos, and Jeff Moster complete The Thornes.


The primary mission of the band is to combine our love of music with fundraising for causes of special interest to us such as Hawthorne School and the Illinois Bar Foundation. The band has played in several great venues such as Adler Planetarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, Buddy Guys, The Double Door and Schuba's. The Thornes have been privileged to play with and as the opening act for a number of great bands and musicians, most notably Big Head Todd and the Monsters. The band has previously competed in Lawyers Rock, winning both the "Best Band" and "Fan Favorite" Awards and they’re looking to bring another win home this year!

Flood Waters

Flood Waters got together in 2014, and all members live in Elmhurst, Illinois. The band feels strongly about giving back, so it does the vast majority of its gigs for charity - doing good for the world while having fun and making music! Flood Waters’ two “lawyer members”, Amy Manning & Morgan Moran, practiced together in the same firm when they were baby lawyers.


Flood Waters performed at their first Lawyers Rock in 2016, winning the Fan Favorite Award, and they are excited to be back for more! Flood Waters is: Amy Manning, Chair of Antitrust, Trade and Commercial Litigation at McGuireWoods LLP - Vocals, Drums; Morgan Moran, Assistant General Counsel at Astellas Pharma - Bass; Amy McConnell - Vocals; Brian Mehta - Drums, Vocals; Michael Stavridis - Guitar; Joe Spedale - Guitar; and Andy Demotte- Keys, Guitar


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