Board of Directors

Timothy Bertschy

Timothy Bertschy is the Managing Partner of the regional law firm of Heyl Royster Voelker & Allen.  His office is in Peoria, Illinois.

Patrick Murphy
Vice President

Patrick Murphy is a partner in the firm of Corboy and Demetrio in Chicago.

Hon. Mary O'Brien

Mary K. O’Brien is a former prosecutor from the Grundy County State’s Attorney’s Office. She also was a representative in the Illinois General Assembly for 7 years. She currently is an appellate court justice and is assigned to the 3rd District in Ottawa, Illinois.

Hon. Daniel Kubasiak

Daniel Kubasiak is a Circuit Court Judge in Municipal District 1, Municipal Department, Circuit Court of Cook County.

Hon. Michael T. Caldwell


Michael Caldwell is a Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial Circuit in Woodstock (McHenry County).

James Faught


James Faught is Associate Dean for Administration at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

Richard Gillingham


Richard Gillingham practices law with a focus on estate planning, trusts, and real estate in Carrollton (Green County).

Ira Helfgot

Ira Helfgot is a sole practitioner in Chicago, where he concentrates his practice in commercial litigation.

Edward McCarthy


Edward McCarthy is a partner in the law firm of McCarthy & Allen.

Mike McElvain


Mike McElvain is a practicing attorney in Bloomington, IL who specializes in civil and commercial litigation, personal injury and damage claims and workers compensation.

Sheila M. Murphy


Sheila Murphy is a retired Cook County Circuit Court Judge who is an Adjunct Professor of Restorative Justice at John Marshall Law School.

Shari Rhode

Shari Rhode practices in Carbondale with a focus on employment and business litigation.

Valée L. Salone

Valeé Salone practices law in Chicago with a focus on wills, trusts, probate, estates, real estate, and adoption.

Hon. Warren Wolfson


Warren Wolfson is a retired Appellate Court Justice and serves on the faculty at the DePaul University School of Law.

J. Nelson Wood

Nelson J. Wood is a lawyer in Illinois.