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Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Many of Chicago’s most successful and prominent family law attorneys are DePaul alumni. The Center recruits 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) 
Berger Schatz​​

Hon. Robert Harris (JD ‘91)
Circuit Court of Cook County

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)
Birnbaum, Haddon, Gelfman & Arnoux LLC 

Brandon E. Peck
Peck Ritchey, LLC

Meagan Robinson 
3L Student Representative​​

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

Michael Sevin (JD ‘08)
Beermann LLP

Hon. Karen Shields (ret.) (JD ‘80) 

Caroline Shoenberger (JD ‘77)
Chicago Legal Clinic

Evan Whitfield (JD ‘09)
Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

David Zwaska (JD ’12)
Dussias Wittenberg Koenigsberger LLP