Attorney Dennis J. Orsey of Glen Carbon has been elected treasurer of the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) by its 25-member Board of Governors.
A principal of a general practice firm in Granite City, Orsey is a former assistant Illinois attorney general and director of the Attorney General’s Granite City Regional Office.
Orsey, who was first elected to the board in 2003, was re-elected in 2006, after serving for 15 years as an ISBA Assembly member.
He also is also active on the ISBA’s Strategic Marketing for Illinois Lawyers Committee and has served as co-chair of the ISBA Task Force for Disaster Relief.
Orsey is a past recipient of two ISBA awards: the John C. McAndrews Pro Bono Service Award and a Community Service Award.
He is a Silver Fellow and past board member of the Illinois Bar Foundation, the charitable affiliate of the ISBA.
He taught business law for 16 years as a member of the adjunct faculty at Southwestern Illinois College and currently serves as a deputy general counsel for the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association. He is a past president of the Madison County and Tri-City bar associations.
He received a B.A. degree, with high honors, from the University of Illinois in 1976, and a J.D. degree in 1979 from Southern Illinois University School of Law, where he received the John S. Rendleman Award as outstanding senior law student and served as president of the Student Bar Association.