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Edwardsville lawyer named military trial judge

Jamie Kelly Jun. 21, 2016, 7:17am

After a career spanning more than two decades as both an active duty and reserve Air Force officer, Lt. Col. Michael Schag, also a partner with Heyl Royster, has been appointed as a military trial judge.

Chief Justice Garman honored at 'Distinguished Professional Service' event

Emma Gallimore Mar. 2, 2016, 7:19am

Four law organizations came together on Thursday to honor leaders in the state with the Award of Exemplary Professional Service at the Distinguished Professional Service Joint Dinner.

HeplerBroom elects seven partners

The Madison County Record Jan. 8, 2016, 5:36pm

Matthew Champlin, Michael Chessler, Carolyn Husmann, Matthew Noce, Benjamin Powell, Eric Rosser and Jill Sundberg have been elected partners of HeplerBroom LLC.

Retired Illinois Supreme Court Justice Fitzgerald passes away

Staff Report Nov. 3, 2015, 12:10pm

Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald, who retired from the Illinois Supreme Court in 2010, passed away Sunday at his home following a battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 74.

Rostovtsev joins HeplerBroom as associate

The Madison County Record Apr. 18, 2014, 1:13pm


Local candidates were careful in social media use

Bethany Krajelis Dec. 19, 2012, 2:26pm


Ethics of judiciary and social media discussed at bar meeting: #yougottaluvit

Bethany Krajelis Dec. 17, 2012, 7:06am

The relationship between social media and the legal community is “a topic that is certainly here to stay,” according to one federal judge.

Jordan Huttenlocker joins HeplerBroom's Chicago office as associate

The Madison County Record Nov. 11, 2011, 8:42am

CHICAGO – Jordan Huttenlocker has joined HeplerBroom LLC in the Chicago office as an associate attorney.

Illinois Supreme Court appoints committee to codify evidentiary law

The Madison County Record Nov. 24, 2008, 10:00am

The Illinois Supreme Court announced the formation of a special committee on Illinois evidence with the aim of codifying existing evidentiary law so that it is available in a single source.

Fitzgerald to assume role as Chief Justice Sept. 8

The Madison County Record Sep. 4, 2008, 12:17pm

Fitzgerald SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The elevation of Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Illinois will be marked by an installation ceremony on Monday, Sept. 8 at the Supreme Court Building in Springfield.

Randall Kelley appointed associate judge in 20th Circuit

Ann Knef Mar. 20, 2008, 1:20pm

Circuit judges in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit voted to appoint Randall W. Kelley as an associate judge.

Supreme Court appoints Michael Pelletier State Appellate Defender

The Madison County Record Dec. 14, 2007, 9:30am

The Illinois Supreme Court announced Friday the appointment of Michael J. Pelletier, 57, to the Office of State Appellate Defender to succeed Theodore A. Gottfried who has held the office with distinction since its inception 35 years ago.

State legal community and VA get together for vets

The Madison County Record Sep. 5, 2007, 10:00am

Justice Thomas R. Fitzgerald of the Illinois Supreme Court, Director L. Tammy Duckworth of the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, officials of The John Marshall Law School and the Illinois State Bar Association announced Wednesday a joint initiative to support Illinois veterans in obtaining legal services and disability and educational benefits.

iPhone taken on by experienced class action litigator

Jesse Ammerman Aug. 3, 2007, 6:00am

Less than a month after Apple released its iPhone, an attorney well-versed in products liability class actions filed an action over the product in Cook County.

Fifth and Third Appellate Court races sharply contrast

Ann Knef Oct. 12, 2006, 7:15am

Judge Michael Powers Thanks to the court reform storm that blew into southern Illinois in November 2004, the battle brewing for appellate court judge in the state's Fifth Appellate District this election year commands attention.

Weber bio: Madison County prosecutor moves to the bench

The Madison County Record Oct. 31, 2005, 10:02am

Don Weber, who will be sworn-in as resident circuit judge on Wednesday, currently maintains a private law practice and is serving a third appointment as an assistant Madison County state's attorney. He was elected State's Attorney in 1980.

Aspiring to the 20th Circuit: QA with Judge Patrick Young

Ann Knef Oct. 27, 2005, 10:45am

Editor's note: Patrick M. Young, 57, is seeking election to the 20th Circuit Court of St. Clair County. If he runs unopposed in the Democratic primary election in March, Young will square off with appointed Republican Judge William Norton in the general election.