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Advisory Board

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Advisory Board
The Center recruits successful and prominent members of the Chicago family law community to serve on its advisory board for a two-year term. Advisory Board members provide input and advice about programs and projects, as well as attend and participate in the Center’s family law events. 

Current Advisory Board Members

David Ainley
Katz & Stefani, LLC

Andrea Belard (JD ‘10) 
Legal Aid Society

Kelly Bennett (JD ‘10) 
Law Offices of J. Jeltes, Ltd.

Madison Boland (JD ‘15) 
Beermann LLP​

Colleen Breems (JD ‘14) 
Lavelle Law, Ltd.

Molly Caesar (JD ‘10) 
Caesar & Bender LLP​

Michelle Cassidy (JD ‘14)
Reed, Centracchio & Associates, LLC

Alexis Conley 
3L Student Representative

Sandra Crawford ​(LA&S '84) 
Law Crawford PC 

Mitch Dean
3L Student Representative

Lisa Dunn (JD ‘94)
Massucci, Blomquist, Anderson & Dunn

Andrew Engle (JD ‘03)
Davis Friedman LLP

Stacy Freeman (JD ’04)
Beattie Freeman Onorato Family Law Group

Brendan Hammer (JD ‘07), Chair
Berger Schatz​​ ​

Brian Hurst
Hurst, Robin & Kay, LLC

Michele Jochner (JD ‘90)
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Annemarie Kill (JD ‘95)
Avery | Kill, LLC​


Diana Lopez 
López Law Group

Nanette McCarthy (JD ‘95) 
Griffin McCarthy & Rice LLP

Hon. Patricia Mendoza (JD ‘84) 
Circuit Court Cook County

Candace Meyers
Beermann LLP 

Marcellus Moore
The Alliance Law Group, P.C.​

​Lisa Nelson (JD ‘93), Vice Chair
Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux LLC 

Brandon E. Peck
Peck Ritchey, LLC

Danielle Ruffatto (BA '01)
Ascend Justice

Donald Schiller (JD ’66)
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Hon. Karen Shields (ret.) (JD ‘80) 
JAMS

Caroline Shoenberger (JD ‘77)
Chicago Legal Clinic​

Anita Ventrelli (JD ‘89)
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Erin Wilson (JD ‘08​)
Law Offices of Erin M. Wilson, LLC​

David Zwaska (JD ’12)
Law Offices of Jonathan Merel, PC