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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

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

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

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

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​​

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

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 

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

Brandon E. Peck
Peck Ritchey, LLC

Meagan Robinson 
3L Student Representative​​

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

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

Caroline Shoenberger (JD ‘77)
Chicago Legal Clinic​

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




The Advisory Board welcomes the new incoming board members for the 2020-2021 academic year:​

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

Marcellus H. Moore, Jr. -not an alum
The Alliance Law Group, P.C.​

Danielle Ruffatto (BA '01)
Ascend Justice

Madison Templin (JD ‘15)
Beermann LLP

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

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

If you would like to apply for a two-year term position to the Family Law Advisory Board, please email your resume to the Executive Director of the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center, Kathryn Liss, by January 1st.  If accepted, your two-year term will start July 1st of that year.​